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Resilient Cities: Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change - Proceedings of the Global Forum 2010

Series: Local Sustainability Volume: 1

Edited By: Konrad Otto-Zimmermann

617 pages, 121 illus

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | May 2011 | #192017 | ISBN-13: 9789400707849
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NHBS Price: £267.00 $340/€319 approx

About this book

Even with significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, a certain degree of climate change will inevitably occur. Adapting to climate change will become a necessary step in reducing the vulnerability of many regions across the globe. This is especially true for urban areas where climate change has been shown to have particularly destabilizing effects.

Through the identification and analysis of the most relevant impacts facing urban areas, this book makes clear the need to incorporate climate change concerns into the mainstream of local planning, governance and policy making practices.


Contents

Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Gathering the global adaptation community: Why adaptation? Why now? 2. Describing impacts at the local level 3. Frameworks for local action: Challenges and Proactive recommendations 4. Local strategies and actions in response to climate Change 5. Approaches to climate change adaptation in cities 6. Reality Check -- Adaptation on the Ground Glossary Index

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