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Marta Olazabal

Marta Olazabal

Short CV

Marta Olazabal is research fellow at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3). She has a background on Environmental Engineering (Bsc 2004, MSc 2009, School of Engineering of Bilbao) and a PhD on Land Economy (University of Cambridge, 2015). Her research focuses on urban sustainability and climate change governance, in transdisciplinar systems thinking and in approaches that bridge science and policy. She has undertaken international scientific stays in Germany (IÖR, Dresden - 2005), The Netherlands (IVAM, Amsterdam - 2006), United Kingdom (University of Newcastle - 2010) and Canada (McGill University - 2016). In 2011, she co-founded the Urban Resilience Research Network (URNet) which now groups more than 200 members. Applying both quantitative and qualitative methods, her current interests relate to climate change policies, climate adaptation tracking, knowledge co-production and methods to assess urban resilience and sustainability.

Journal Articles

  • 2019
  • Reckien D.; Salvia M.; Pietrapertosa F.; Simoes S.G.; Olazabal M.; De Gregorio Hurtado S.; Geneletti D.; Krko?ka Lorencová E.; D'Alonzo V.; Krook-Riekkola A.; Fokaides P.A.; Ioannou B.I.; Foley A.; Orru H.; Orru K.; Wejs A.; Flacke J.; Church J.M.; Feliu. 2019. Dedicated versus mainstreaming approaches in local climate plans in Europe. RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS. 112. 948-959. DOI (10.1016/j.rser.2019.05.014).
  • 2018
  • Diana Reckien, Monica Salvia, Oliver Heidrich, Jon Marco Church, Filomena Pietrapertosa, Sonia De Gregorio-Hurtado, Valentina D'Alonzo, Aoife Foley, Sofia G. Simoes, Eliska Krkoska Lorencova, Hans Orru, Kati Orru, Anja Wejs, Johannes Flacke, Marta Olazaba. 2018. How are cities planning to respond to climate change? Assessment of local climate plans from 885 cities in the EU-28. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION. 191. 207-219. DOI (10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.03.220).
  • Marta Olazabal, Aline Chiabai, Sébastien Foudi, Marc B. Neumann. 2018. Emergence of new knowledge for climate change adaptation. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY. 83. 46–53. DOI (10.1016/j.envsci.2018.01.017).
  • Olazabal, M., Neumann, M.B., Foudi, S., Chiabai, A. 2018. Transparency and Reproducibility in Participatory Systems Modelling: the Case of Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping. SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE. 35. (6) 791-810. DOI (10.1002/sres.2519).
  • 2017
  • Sharifi, A., Chelleri,L., Fox-Lent, C., Grafakos, S., Pathak,M., Olazabal, M., Moloney,S., Yumagulova,L., Yamagata, Y. 2017. Conceptualizing Dimensions and Characteristics of Urban Resilience: Insights from a Co-design Process. Sustainability. 9. (6) 1032. DOI (10.3390/su9061032).
  • 2016
  • O. Heidrich, D. Reckien, M. Olazabal, A. Foley, M. Salvia, S. De Gregorio Hurtado, H. Orru, J. Flacke, D. Geneletti, F. Pietrapertosa, J.J.-P. Hamann, A. Tiwary, E. Feliu and R.J. Dawson. 2016. National climate policies across Europe and their impacts on cities strategies. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT. DOI (10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.11.043).
  • 2015
  • Chelleri, L., Waters, J.J., Olazabal, M. and Minucci, G. 2015. Resilience trade-offs: addressing multiple scales and temporal aspects of urban resilience. Environment And Urbanization. DOI (10.1177/0956247814550780).
  • De Gregorio Hurtado, S., Olazabal, M., Salvia, M., Pietrapertosa, F., Olazabal, E., Geneletti, D., D’Alonzo, V., Si Leo, S., Reckien, D. 2015. Understanding How and Why Cities Engage with Climate Policy: An Analysis of Local Climate Action in Spain and Italy. Tema Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment. 8 (Special Issue ECCA 2015). 23-46. DOI (10.6092/1970-9870/3649).
  • Olazabal, M., Pascual, U. 2015. Urban low-carbon transitions: barriers and opportunities. Journal of Cleaner Production . 109. 336-346. DOI (10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.08.047).
  • Olazabal,M., Pascual,U. 2015. Use of fuzzy cognitive maps to study urban resilience and transformation. Environmental Innovations and Societal Transitions. 18. 18-40. DOI (10.1016/j.eist.2015.06.006).
  • Reckien D, Flacke J, Olazabal M, Heidrich O . 2015. The Influence of Drivers and Barriers on Urban Adaptation and Mitigation Plans—An Empirical Analysis of European Cities. PLoS One. 10. (8) e0135597. DOI (10.1371/journal.pone.0135597).
  • 2014
  • Diana Reckien, Johannes Flacke, Richard Dawson, Oliver Heidrich, M. Olazabal, Aoife M. Foley, Joel J. P. Hamann, Hans Orru, Monica Salvia, Sonia De Gregorio Hurtado, Davide Geneletti, Filomena Pietrapertosa. 2014. Climate change response in Europe: What's the reality? Analysis of adaptation and mitigation plans from 200 urban areas in 11 countries. Climatic Change. 122. (31/12/1899) 331 - 340. DOI (10.1007/s10584-013-0989-8).

Books and Specials

  • 2012
  • Lorenzo Chelleri, Anna Kunath, Guido Minucci, Marta Olazabal, James J. Waters and Lilia Yumalogava. 2012. --. Multidisciplinary perspectives on Urban Resilience. 1st ed. Bilbao. Basque Centre for Climate Change, BC3. 78. ISBN 978-84-695-6025-9.

Book chapters

  • 2018
  • Marta Olazabal, Lorenzo Chelleri, Ayyoob Sharifi. 2018. Is Connectivity a Desirable Property in Urban Resilience Assessments?. Resilience-Oriented Urban Planning. -. Springer. 195-211. ISBN 978-3-319-75797-1. (https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-75798-8_11).
  • 2017
  • Bouwer, Laurens; Capriolo, Alessio; Chiabai, Aline; Foudi, Sebastien; Garrote, Luis; Harmá?ková, Zuzana Veronika; Iglesias, Ana; Jeuken, Ad; Olazabal, Marta; Spadaro, Joseph V.; Taylor, Tim; Zandersen, Marianne . 2017. (Forthcoming). Upscaling the impacts of climate change in different sectors. Adapting to Climate Change in Europe: Exploring Sustainable Pathways - From Local Measures to Wider Policies. Elsevier.
  • Olazabal, M. 2017. Resilience, Sustainability and Transformability of Cities as Complex Adaptive Systems. Urban Regions Now & Tomorrow. 1st ed. Wiesbaden, Germany. Springer. 73-97. ISBN 978-3-658-16758-5. (http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-658-16759-2_4).
  • 2015
  • Olazabal, M., Reckien, D. 2015. Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping: applications to urban environmental decision-making. Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Environmental Studies. Edward Elgar Publishing. (http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/handbook-of-research-methods-and-applications-in-environmental-studies).
  • 2012
  • Inês Campos, Kiat Ng, Gil Penha-Lopes, Anders B Pedersen, Alessio Capriolo, Marta Olazabal, Volker Meyer, Oliver Gebhardt, Sabine Weiland, Helle Ø Nielsen, Jenny Troeltzsch, Mark Zandvoort, Eliška K Lorencová, Zuzana V Harmá?kova, Pedro Iglesias, Ana Igle. 2012. The Diversity of Adaptation in a Multilevel Governance Setting. Adapting to Climate Change in Europe. Amsterdam, Netherlands; Oxford, United Kingdom; Cambridge, United States. Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-12-849887-3.

BC3 Working Papers & Policy Briefings

Conference Proceedings

  • 2015
  • Grassroots of local climate action in Italy and Spain, presented at the European Climate Change Adaptation conference - ECCA 2015, organized by Confederation of Danish Industry, Copenhague, Denmark, May, 2015
  • Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping to enhance climate change adaptation to heatwaves in the city of Madrid, presented at the European Climate Change Adaptation conference - ECCA 2015, organized by Confederation of Danish Industry, Copenhague, Denmark, May, 2015
  • 2014
  • Capturing and modelling cognitive knowledge to inform urban low carbon transitions, presented at the Urban Integration Conference, organized by University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom, Mar, 2014
  • 2013
  • A cognitive approach to urban energy systems: assessing resilience and sustainable transition pathways, presented at the Klimagune Conference 2013, organized by BC3 - Basque Cenre for Climate Change, Bilbao, Spain, Dec, 2013
  • Identifying social determinants of urban low carbon transitions: the case of energy transition in Bilbao, Basque Country, presented at the International Symposium - Modelling Sustainable Urban Transition Dynamics, organized by Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom, Jul, 2013
  • 2012
  • Transitions to Climate Change Resilient Cities, presented at the Zero Carbon Seminar Series 2012 , organized by University of Cambridge, Nov, 2012
  • Postulates of urban resilient sustainability transitions: a cross-disciplinary approach, presented at the ISEE 2012 Conference - Ecological Economics and Rio+20: Challenges and Contributions for a Green Economy, organized by Rio de janeiro, Brazil, Jun, 2012
  • Climate Change Adaptation Plan of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, presented at the Resilient Cities 2: Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change Proceedings of the Global Forum 2011, organized by Bonn, Germany, 2012
  • Urban resilience: towards an integrated approach, presented at the Urban Sustainability and Resilience 2012, organized by University College of London, 2012
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