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The Geography of Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Africa

Editors: Cobbinah, Patrick Brandful, Addaney, Michael (Eds.)

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  • Explores several in depth case studies in climate change adaptation response in Urban Africa
  • Focuses on the geography of urban adaptation to climate in Africa
  • Discusses future directions for climate change adaptation response from multiple perspectives
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About this book

This book takes a comprehensive look at several cases of climate change adaptation responses across various sectors and geographical areas in urban Africa and places them within a solid theoretical context. Each chapter is a state-of-the-art overview of a significant topic on climate change adaptation in urban Africa and is written by a leading expert in the field. 
In addition to the focus on the geography of urban adaptation to climate change in Africa, this collection offers a broader perspective by blending the use of case studies and theory based research. It examines transformations in climate change adaptation and its future orientation from the perspectives of urban planners, political economists, environmentalists, ecologists, economists and geographers, thereby addressing the challenges facing African cities adaptation responses from all angles. 
Providing up-to-date and authoritative contributions covering the key aspects of climate change adaptation in urban Africa, this book will be of great interest to policymakers, practitioners, scholars and students of geography, urban development and management, environmental science and policy, disaster management, as well as those in the field of urban planning.

About the authors

Patrick Brandful Cobbinah is a lecturer in Land Use and Environmental Planning at the Department of Planning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Patrick’s background is in human geography with broad experience in urban and regional planning gained through teaching and research conducted at universities in Ghana and Australia. 
Michael Addaney is a senior research assistant at the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana and PhD candidate at the Research Institute of Environmental Law, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China. Michael’s research interests broadly focus on the role of international human rights law in framing and implementing responses to sustainability challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Climate Change, Urban Planning and Sustainable Development in Africa: The Difference Worth Appreciating

    Pages 3-26

    Addaney, Michael (et al.)

  • Towards Sustainable Development in Africa: The Challenge of Urbanization and Climate Change Adaptation

    Pages 29-55

    Ogwu, Matthew Chidozie

  • Community-Based Mapping Methodology for Climate Change Adaptation: A Case Study of Quarry Road West Informal Settlement, Durban, South Africa

    Pages 57-88

    Mazeka, Bahle (et al.)

  • Urban Residents and Communities Responses to Climate Change Impacts in Tamale, Ghana

    Pages 89-121

    Cobbinah, Patrick Brandful (et al.)

  • Urban Farmers’ Perceptions and Adaptation Strategies to Climate Variability in Ibadan, Nigeria

    Pages 123-154

    Wahab, Bolanle (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-04873-0
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04872-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Geography of Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Africa
Editors
  • Patrick Brandful Cobbinah
  • Michael Addaney
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04873-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04873-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04872-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 548
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
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