Local Sustainability

Resilient Cities

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

Editors: Otto-Zimmermann, Konrad (Ed.)

  • A unique volume dedicated to policies of resilience-building for cities and municipalities 
  • Selected papers from the 1st World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change 
  • A compendium of latest knowledge and state-of-the-art in the field of cities’ resilience and adaptation to climate change  
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Even with significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, a certain degree of climate change will inevitably occur. Adapting to climate change, then, 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. Adaptation as a workable concept within urban areas cannot be treated in isolation from the many pre-existing challenges facing cities. By offering numerous examples of ongoing adaptation programs and strategies across a wide range of contexts, the authors show the growing potential of cities in the fight against climate change.

This book has its origins in a collection of papers originally presented at the Resilient Cities 2010 Congress in Bonn, Germany (May 2010), the first global forum on cities and adaptation to climate change, convened by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.  In this volume, the first in a new series dedicated to this annual event, a range of contributors bring their perspectives to bear on the most pressing issues and controversies surrounding adaptation to climate change within cities. These writings will prove invaluable to anyone interested in understanding and confronting climate change at the local level.

 

Table of contents (53 chapters)

  • Building the Global Adaptation Community

    Otto-Zimmermann, Konrad

    Pages 3-9

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  • Introduction: Describing Impacts at the Local Level

    Fairhurst, Lucinda

    Pages 13-14

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  • Understanding Potential Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Options in Indian Megacities

    Reckien, Diana (et al.)

    Pages 15-34

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  • Assessment of Climate Change-Induced Vulnerability to Floods in Hyderabad, India, Using Remote Sensing Data

    Kit, Oleksandr (et al.)

    Pages 35-44

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  • The Role of Community Resilience in Adaptation to Climate Change: The Urban Poor in Jakarta, Indonesia

    Wilhelm, Mario

    Pages 45-53

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eBook 260,61 €
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Hardcover 320,74 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-0784-9
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Softcover 320,74 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3612-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Resilient Cities
Book Subtitle
Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change - Proceedings of the Global Forum 2010
Editors
  • Konrad Otto-Zimmermann
Series Title
Local Sustainability
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0785-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0785-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0784-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3612-2
Series ISSN
2211-2782
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLIV, 576
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