Abstract: Urban development and climate change are closely related. The concepts of resilience and urban ecological resilience have been proposed to mitigate and adapt to these negative impacts. In this research, urban ecological resilience, and especially, climate resilience, are considered. Urban green infrastructure has been shown to be effective in reducing the effects of climate change in cities and enhancing the climate resilience. One of the greatest impacts of climate change can be found in cities, and especially, in neighbourhoods. It is necessary to provide solutions in the neighbourhood scale for dealing with the climate change. This research attempts to answer the general question of: how to achieve a climate resilient neighbourhood, by studying and analyzing the existing urban green infrastructure. The overall objectives of this research include the investigation of the impact of quality, quantity and location of urban green infrastructure and their effect on climate resilience in neighbourhoods, finding and expanding the intervention principles, finding the strategies of adaptation to climate change in relation to green infrastructure and their impact on urban climate resilience and development of the ‘climate’ aspect of resilience through green infrastructure in the neighbourhood scale. A qualitative-quantitative method was used here on Yousef Abad neighbourhood of Tehran, in Iran. Base and analytical maps were produced with GIS based on aerial photos and the data gathered from field survey. Finally a method of intervening in existing UGI to improve climate resilient in neighbourhoods, was defined in dry areas.
Keywords: Urban green infrastructures, Urban climate resilience, Climate change, Neighbourhood scale, Yousef Abad quarter in Tehran, Iran