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Resilient Cities 2

Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change – Proceedings of the Global Forum 2011

Series: Local Sustainability, Vol. 2

Otto-Zimmermann, Konrad (Ed.)

2012, L, 438 p.

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  • Offers practical suggestions to enhance local resilience as well as examples of successful adaptation strategies
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  • Provides unique insights from local governments, public institutions, researchers, and NGOs on key concepts in the field of climate adaptation
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  • Presents the results of the second global forum on cities and adaptation to climate change, reflecting the most up-to-date research

Despite the cynicism of skeptics, climate change really is happening, and its effects will be most pronounced in cities. Many are vulnerable to small rises in sea level, while urbanisation is adding demographically derived stresses to already-pressurised urban ecosystem services. The combination of these factors suggests that efforts to respond to the negative impacts of climate change will have to be made at the local level, even as we collectively continue the important work of shaping and implementing adaptation and mitigation actions. In examining the most likely consequences of this ‘double whammy’ of environmental and population impacts on urban areas, this book makes clear the need to incorporate climate change concerns into the mainstream of local planning, governance and policy making practices. By offering the conceptual framework for adaptation and implementation within cities, along with more practical adaptation measures, the authors demonstrate the key role cities must play in the fight against climate change. With urban communities as various as Copenhagen, Mexico City and Ho Chi Minh City already enacting policy proposals such as ‘climate-proofing’ their infrastructure, there is much that other cities can learn from those in the vanguard.

Assembling papers originally presented at the Resilient Cities 2011 Congress in Bonn, Germany (June 2011), the second global forum on cities and adaptation to climate change, this volume is the second in a series resulting from this annual event. These cutting-edge papers represent the latest research on the topic and reflect the intensification of the debate on the meaning of and interaction between climate adaptation, risk reduction and broader resilience.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords »  ICLEI -  climate change adaptation -  resilient cities -  sustainable cities -  sustainable development

Related subjects » Geography - Global Change - Climate Change - Population Studies - Sustainable Development

Table of contents 

Foreword

 

Part I: Introduction

 

1. The Global Adaptation Community Expands Its Scope

 

Part II: Urban Risk and Assessing Vulnerability at the Local Level

 

2. Introduction: Urban Risk and Assessing Vulnerability at the Local Level

 

3. A Region at Risk: Policy Determination Through Vulnerability Hotspot Assessment

 

4. Developing a Framework For Assessing Coastal Vulnerability To Sea Level Rise in Southern New England

 

5. Quantifying Impacts of Potential Sea-Level Rise Scenarios on Irish Coastal Cities

 

6. Mapping Risk and Vulnerability in São Paulo Metropolitan Region

 

7. Water Crisis: Public Management of a Critical Situation

 

8. Environmental Assessment and Restoration of Typhoon Morakot Disaster: A Case Study of Kaohsiung

 

9. Flood Risk Protection Concept For The Urban Region Geising/Altenberg in the Flood Formation Area of the Eastern Ore Mountains, Germany

 

Part III: Toward The Resilient City

 

10. Introduction: Toward the Resilient City

 

11. Water, Food and Energy Security

 

12. Nature at the Heart of Urban Design For Resilience

 

13. Smart City: Energy Efficiency in a New Scope

 

14. Resilient Food Systems For Resilient Cities

 

15. Urban Agriculture Casablanca

 

16. Adapting Cities To Climate Change: Scenarios For Urban Neighborhoods in the City Of Essen

 

17. Combining Urban Development With Climate Change Adaptation Using A Systems Approach

 

18. Towards A Resilient Architecture: The Case of Brøset, Trondheim, Norway

 

19. Towards More Resilient Water Infrastructures

 

20. Building ‘Equitable’ Urban Resilience: The Challenge For Cities

 

21. Climate Change and the Urban Poor: Support of the German Development Cooperation To a City in Bangladesh

 

22. The Green Infrastructure Transect: An Organisational Framework For Mainstreaming Adaptation Planning Policies

 

Part IV: Frameworks For Local Response To Climate Change - Challenges and Recommendations

 

23. Introduction: Frameworks For Local Response To Climate Change - Challenges and Recommendations

 

24. Building Resilience in Asian Cities

 

25. A Science-Policy Approach Towards Local Adaptation Planning: The Case of Santiago De Chile

 

26. Participatory Action Adaptation: Tools For Increasing Climate Change Capacity and Preparedness at the Local Government Level

 

27. Knowledge and Information For Resilient Cities   

 

28. Climate Change Guidelines For Urban Planning in the Basque Country        

 

29. Integrated Roadmapping To Shape Adaptation Processes in Metropolitan Areas      

 

30. The Significance Of Adaptation Framing In Local and Regional Climate Change Adaptation Planning Initiatives in Australia   

 

31. Decision Making Frameworks For Adaptation To Extremes in Two Local Government Areas: Comparing and Contrasting India and Australia          

 

32. Urban Climate Governance in The Philippines, Mexico and South Africa: National- and State-Level Legislation and Modes of Multi-Level Governance      

 

33. Space For Adapting: Reconciling Adaptation and Mitigation in Local Climate Change Plans                     

34. The Early Experiences of Local Climate Change Adaptation in Norway Compared With That of Local Agenda 21   

 

35. Climate Change Adaptation Plan of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain         

 

36. Integrated Climate Action: Linking Mitigation and Adaptation To Make Indonesian Cities Resilient           

 

37. Enhancing The Climate Change Adaptation Capabilities of Local Governments in Korea: Supporting Programs For Local Adaptation Plan      

38. Reality Check: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Part V: Financing The Resilient City

 

39. Introduction

 

40. A Demand Driven Approach To Development, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Adaptation

 

41. Smarter Interventions in an Age of Uncertainty

 

42. Linking Resilience and Green Growth: How Green Business Can Contribute To More Resilient Cities in India

 

43. Green Areas Inner-City Agreement (GAIA): How Local Enterprises Can Contribute To Local Adaptation To Climate Change

 

44. Financing Climate Change Adaptation: The Copenhagen Example

 

45. Challenges on the Way To Financing Urban Climate Change Adaptation      

 

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