Urban risks and climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies are central issues for innovative planning practices. City planning plays a fundamental role in increasing city resilience but it has to take into account socio-ecological complexity. Two land use planning experiences are presented, regarding two cities, a small and a medium sized one, in Sicily. A set of planning tools, including equalisation, have been applied to reduce exposure and to foster sustainable urban drainage systems and nature based solutions.
Keywords: Land use master plans; hydraulic risk; resilience; equalization; Sicily.