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Fact-based strategies towards more climate adaptive and liveable regions, cities, and communities

Transforming urban systems to thrive in change

To stay vital, your region, city, company, or non-profit must adapt to, and thrive in change.
Increasing effects of climate change, like rapidly spreading land degradation, migrations, growing social inequalities, heat islands, sea-level rise, wildfires, major floods, and droughts, show that people’s health, businesses’ profits, and the infrastructure functions we rely on will continue to face new, as yet little-known, challenges in the near future.

There are opportunities to avoid the collapse, and manage renewal and growth in the new era of climate change.
We can build climate resilience together.

My Approach

I utilize resilience thinking to help create new governance models, management regimes, strategies, plans, and projects that enable organizations, cities, and regions to stay competitive in change.
Together we will prioritize existing resources, increase financial, social, and ecological capital, and build resilient institutions, by the right approach to:
  • Conducting and applying relevant research findings 
  • Bridging science and real-world decision-making
  • Recognizing interdependencies and complexities while producing sustainable and actionable solutions
  • Implementing impactful projects with limited resources
  • Identifying vulnerabilities to create solutions that improve situations for most vulnerable groups to change hazards.
  • Deriving instant benefits while building key adaptive capacities for future changes


For Local and International NGOs, Sustainability LeadersGovernment agencies, Philanthropy, Community interest groups, Industry, Property associations, Land Developers, to guide, rethink and transform planning, implementation, and decision-making processes towards resilient solutions, on topics:
Participatory planning processes ∙ Environmental Policy ∙ Climate Adaptation and Mitigation ∙ Urban and Regional Governance Management∙ Knowledge Management ∙ Urban Green Infrastructure Implementation ∙ Adaptation Planning ∙ Resilient Urban Infrastructure 

Recommending Actions

Detecting the problems based on quantitative data analyses,  and linking them to the broader evidence base to develop strategic project implementation recommendations.

Implementing Changes

Using evidence-based problem-solving techniques and management methods to intervene in decision-making processes and put recommendations into effect.



Ensuring enough support so that the implementation will be successful.

Identifying key players to involve and interest them by training programs, seminars, teaching conferences, and outreaching to stakeholders.


Antonia Bogadi holds a Ph.D. from TU Vienna Department of Urban and Regional Research and Planning, and a Masters degree in Architecture and Urban Planning. Her dissertation and the first book looked at the social-ecological resilience framework and social network analysis used in public policy.  She has done research on the processes of planning and decision making in topics of sustainable land use, environmental policy, urban green infrastructure, social network-based knowledge management, the resilience of critical infrastructures, stakeholder engagement, and collaborative planning. Her recent interests have focused on participatory policies and actions at the urban and regional levels. She maintains an enduring interest in how to improve the use of local and “expert” knowledge in planning and public policy. She has been teaching urban and regional planning theory for many years, developing syllabuses through her research in social-ecological resilience. 

She is a torchbearer for a new way of thinking in planning thought and planning practice, which recognizes the dynamic relationships and transformations that complex systems of our regions and cities undergo in today’s massive global challenges, and translates them into operational assessment methodologies, guidelines, and procedures for strategically navigating change. 

Her most recent research, Resilience of Critical Infrastructure Systems, deals with the transformation of traditional institutions and decision making processes towards new concepts of governance, which are able to strive in change by bridging and including diversity of perspectives and needs.


Dr. Bogadi’s teaching includes courses in contemporary theory of planning, land use and environmental policy, introduction to planning practice, urban planning studios, and sustainable and resilient planning in agglomerations. Her most recent course is on using frameworks of resilience, vulnerability, and adaptive capacities in planning.


From 2013 through 2016, Dr. Bogadi was the director of the Association of Architects and Urban Planners, a non-governmental city level organization focused on a wide range of urban sustainability topics through externally funded projects. In her ability as a director she conceived and managed a variety of community development activities, and community-based education projects in partnership with local government, research institutes, foundations, grassroots, individuals, and NGOs.


She is the author or coauthor of professional articles, academic textbooks, and one major monography. She has given talks on her research in cities around the world.


Planning Theory; Planning and Decision Making Processes, Participatory planning; Research Methods; Resilience of Urban Social-Ecological Systems; Environmental Policy; Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Policy; Urban and Regional Governance, Knowledge Management, Urban Green Infrastructure; Adaptation Planning.


Ph.D.  Urban and Regional Research and Planning, Technical University Vienna

MSc.BSc. Architecture and Urban Planning,  University of Zagreb

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