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