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Climate Change Vulnerability in Southern African Cities

Building Knowledge for Adaptation

Editors: Macchi, Silvia, Tiepolo, Maurizio (Eds.)

  • Offers methods for the spatial analysis of climate change vulnerability in southern African cities
  • Presents case studies specific to both extreme weather and ecological stress
  • Identifies knowledge frameworks to support decision-making in urban adaptation to climate change
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About this book

In recent decades, extreme rains and drought have struck urban regions in Africa like never before. Nevertheless, limited information is available on which to base development of early warning systems, identification of high-risk zones and formulation of local action plans. This book is about how to build the knowledge necessary for planning adaptation to climate change in Sub-Saharan cities. It brings together lessons learned from international development actions conducted by a number of scholars in disciplines ranging from meteorology and hydrogeology to urban planning and environmental management. Selected methods to assess the impacts of extreme weather and ecological stress are presented along with possible approaches to improve the adaptive capacity of Sub-Saharan cities through institutional measures at the local government level. The book is addressed to graduate students, researchers and practitioners interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills in order to integrate climate change into applied research and development projects in urban Africa.

About the authors

Maurizio Tiepolo is an Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. His skills range from climate change risk mapping in urban and rural areas, regional development planning, monitoring and evaluation of local development plans, local taxation assessment and informal settlement regularization. Since 2003, he has designed and executed 10 development assistance projects for various multi or bilateral and decentralized organizations in Congo, Ecuador, Macedonia, Mozambique, Niger and Senegal.

Silvia Macchi is an Associate Professor at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and has extensive experience in environmental and gender analysis of spatial planning and urban policies. Her long-standing research and practice in local and participatory sustainable development forms the basis of her current work on planning local initiatives for adaptation to climate change in Sub-Saharan cities.

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“The book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of climate-related hazards and the impact they have on areas prone to them, of the capacity of local populations to adapt and of local authorities’ ability to respond. It further provides a good overview of methods used to estimate levels of risk and vulnerability, tools that are useful when planning adaptation to climate change in large cities.” (Lorena Pasquini, Urban Africa, July, 2014)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Adaptation to Incremental Climate Stress in Urban Regions: Tailoring an Approach to Large Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Macchi, Silvia

    Pages 3-18

  • Flood Risk Reduction and Climate Change in Large Cities South of the Sahara

    Tiepolo, Maurizio

    Pages 19-36

  • Climate Change Impacts and Institutional Response Capacity in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Rugai, Dionis (et al.)

    Pages 39-55

  • Climate Change Effects on Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Dar es Salaam: Developing Exposure Scenarios for Vulnerability Assessment

    Faldi, Giuseppe (et al.)

    Pages 57-72

  • Urban Sprawl as a Factor of Vulnerability to Climate Change: Monitoring Land Cover Change in Dar es Salaam

    Congedo, Luca (et al.)

    Pages 73-88

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00672-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00671-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change Vulnerability in Southern African Cities
Book Subtitle
Building Knowledge for Adaptation
Editors
  • Silvia Macchi
  • Maurizio Tiepolo
Series Title
Springer Climate
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00672-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00672-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-00671-0
Series ISSN
2352-0698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 246
Number of Illustrations and Tables
74 b/w illustrations
Topics