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Planning for Climate Change: Strategies for Mitigation and Adaptation for Spatial Planners

Edited By: Simin Davoudi, Jenny Crawford and Abid Mehmood

319 pages, b/w photos, b/w figures, b/w maps, tables


Hardback | Aug 2009 [2010 reprint] | #179647 | ISBN-13: 9781844076628
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About this book

Climate change is changing the context of planning and shaping its priorities. It has strengthened the environmental dimension of spatial planning and has become a new rationale for coordinating actions and integrating different policy priorities.

This book provides authoritative guidance for spatial planners on how to meet the economic, social and environmental challenges that climate change raises for urban and regional development. It brings together some of the recent research and scholarly works on the role of spatial planning in combating climate change. Addressing both mitigation measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to the effects of climate change, the book provides an overview of emerging practice, with analysis of the drivers of policy change and practical implementation of measures.

It scopes planning issues and opportunities at different spatial scales, drawing on both the UK and international experiences and highlighting the need to link global and local responses to shared risks and opportunities.

The book is useful to those who seek an introduction to the mitigation-adaption debate and consequent policies in the developed world. The first two sections of the book cover important material and contain many excellent articles. They are short and, as such, could be used as a reader" in an introductory course on climate change."
- Roz D. Lasker, Journal of Planning Education and Research

"A useful and welcomingly broad selection of case studies which reflect the various types of relationship between climate change and spatial planning. The contributions are often rich in data and information without being overly technical. Indeed, much of the material would make for an accessible and engaging read for the general reader with an interest in climate change."
- Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers


Preface and Acknowledgments

Part I Introduction: The Challenge of Climate Change - Adaptation, Mitigation and Vulnerability
1. Climate Change and Spatial Planning Responses
2. Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Developed Nations: A Critical Perspective on the Adaptation Turn in Urban Climate Planning
3. Urban Form and Climate Change: Towards Appropriate Development Patterns to Mitigate and Adapt to Global Warming
4. Patterns of Settlement Compared
5. Transport Policies and Climate Change
6. Transitioning Away from Oil: A Transport Planning Case Study with Emphasis on US and Australian Cities
7. Climate Change Vulnerability: A New Threat to Poverty Alleviation in Developing Countries
8. Climate Change Vulnerability: Planning Challenges for Small Islands

Part II Introduction: Strategic Planning Responses
9. The Territorial Agenda of the European Union - Progress for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation?
10. California's Climate Change Planning: Policy Innovation and Structural Hurdles
11. Climate Change and Australian Urban Resilience: The Limits of Ecological Modernisation as an Adaptive Strategy
12. Beyond a Technical Response: New Growth-management Experiments in Canada
13. Planning for Offshore Wind Energy in Northern Europe
14. Sustainable Construction and Design in UK Planning
15. Making Space for Water: Spatial Planning and Water Management in the Netherlands
16. Climate Change and Flood Risk Methodologies in the UK

Part III Introduction: Implementation, Governance and Engagement
17. Use of Scenarios for Climate Change Adaptation in Spatial Planning
18. Integrated Assessment to Support Regional and Local Decision Making
19. Planning for Green Infrastructure: Adapting to Climate Change
20. Planning and Governance of Climate Change
21. A Climate of Planning: Swedish Municipal Responses to Climate Change
22. Moving Cities Towards a Sustainable Low Carbon Energy Future: Learning from Woking and London
23. Public Engagement in Planning for Renewable Energy

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Simin Davoudi is Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning and Deputy Director of the Institute for Research on Environment and Sustainability (IRES) at Newcastle University.

Jenny Crawford is an urban and regional planner, with almost 20 years of experience in government, community and academic planning.

Abid Mehmood is a research associate at the Institute for Research on Environment and Sustainability (IRES) and Global Urban Research Unit (GURU), Newcastle University.

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