Future City

Urban Vulnerability and Climate Change in Africa

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Editors: Pauleit, S., Coly, A., Fohlmeister, S., Gasparini, P., Jørgensen, G., Kabisch, S., Kombe, W.J., Lindley, S., Simonis, I., Yeshitela, K. (Eds.)

  • Synthesizes results of the European Commission-funded CLUVA (CLimate Change and Urban Vulnerability in Africa) research project
  • First systematic study of vulnerability of African cities to climate change in an inter- and transdisciplinary approach
  • A novel multi-risk modeling methodology
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Urbanisation and climate change are among the major challenges for sustainable development in Africa. The overall aim of this book is to present innovative approaches to vulnerability analysis and for enhancing the resilience of African cities against climate change-induced risks. Locally adapted IPCC climate change scenarios, which also consider possible changes in urban population, have been developed. Innovative strategies to land use and spatial planning are proposed that seek synergies between the adaptation to climate change and the need to solve social problems. Furthermore, the book explores the role of governance in successfully coping with climate-induced risks in urban areas. The book is unique in that it combines: a top-down perspective of climate change modeling with a bottom-up perspective of vulnerability assessment; quantitative approaches from engineering sciences and qualitative approaches of the social sciences; a novel multi-risk modeling methodology; and strategic approaches to urban and green infrastructure planning with neighborhood perspectives of adaptation.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Urbanisation and Climate Change in Africa: Setting the Scene

    Ruocco, Angela (et al.)

    Pages 1-35

  • The Impacts of Climate Change on African Cities

    Giugni, Maurizio (et al.)

    Pages 37-75

  • Vulnerability of Built Environment to Flooding in African Cities

    Jalayer, Fatemeh (et al.)

    Pages 77-106

  • Green Infrastructure for Climate Adaptation in African Cities

    Lindley, Sarah J. (et al.)

    Pages 107-152

  • Small Cities and Towns in Africa: Insights into Adaptation Challenges and Potentials

    Wisner, Ben (et al.)

    Pages 153-196

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Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03984-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03981-7
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Softcover $209.00
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  • Due: November 17, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34830-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Vulnerability and Climate Change in Africa
Book Subtitle
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Editors
  • Stephan Pauleit
  • Adrien Coly
  • Sandra Fohlmeister
  • Paolo Gasparini
  • Gertrud Jørgensen
  • Sigrun Kabisch
  • Wilbard J. Kombe
  • Sarah Lindley
  • Ingo Simonis
  • Kumelachew Yeshitela
Series Title
Future City
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03982-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03982-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03984-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-03981-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34830-8
Series ISSN
1876-0899
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 404
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 115 illustrations in colour
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