ISBN-10:
1844077462
ISBN-13:
9781844077465
Pub. Date:
07/28/2009
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Adapting Cities to Climate Change: Understanding and Addressing the Development Challenges / Edition 1

Adapting Cities to Climate Change: Understanding and Addressing the Development Challenges / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781844077465
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/28/2009
Series: Earthscan Climate Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jane Bicknell works with the Human Settlements Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and is Managing Editor of the international journal Environment and Urbanization.

David Dodman is a Researcher in the Human Settlements and Climate Change Groups at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). He is co-editor (with Duncan McGregor and David Barker) of Global Change and Caribbean Vulnerability: Environment, Economy and Society at Risk (UWI Press, forthcoming).

David Satterthwaite is a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and is Editor of the journal Environment and Urbanization. He has written or edited various books published by Earthscan, including Squatter Citizen (1989, with Jorge E Hardoy), The Earthscan Reader on Sustainable Cities (1999) and Environmental Problems in an Urbanizing World (2001, with Jorge E Hardoy and Diana Mitlin). He contributed to the Third and Fourth Assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; in 2004, he was awarded the Volvo Environment Prize.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction * Adapting to Climate Change in Urban Areas: The Possibilities and Constraints in Low-and Middle-income Nations * Part II: Risk and Vulnerability for Cities * The Rising Tide: Assessing the Risks of Climate Change and Human Settlements in Low Elevation Coastal Zones * Climate Change and Coastal Cities: The Case of Mombasa, Kenya * Vulnerabilities and Responses to Climate Change for Dhaka * The Vulnerability to Climate Change of Cotonou (Benin): The Rise in Sea Level * The Vulnerability of Global Cities to Climate Hazards * Climate, Climate Change and Human Health in Asian cities * Climate Change and Urban Children: Impacts and Implications for Adaptation in Low- and Middle-income Countries * Unjust Waters: Climate Change, Flooding and the Urban Poor in Africa * Urban Poverty and Vulnerability to Climate Change in Latin America * Part III: Case Studies on Adaptation * Adaptation to Climate Change in Durban * Developing a Municipal Adaptation Plan (MAP) for Climate Change: The City of Cape Town * Adapting to Climate Change: Water Management for Urban Resilience * Part IV: Moving Forward * Climate Change Risk: An Adaptation and Mitigation Agenda for Indian Cities * International Funding to Support Urban Adaptation to Climate Change * Conclusions; Adaptation and Local Development

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