Planning for Climate Change: Strategies for Mitigation and Adaptation for Spatial Planners

Planning for Climate Change: Strategies for Mitigation and Adaptation for Spatial Planners


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Climate change is changing the context of spatial planning and shaping its priorities. It has strengthened its environmental dimension and has become a new rationale for coordinating actions and integrating different policy priorities.

This book sets out the economic, social and environmental challenges that climate change raises for urban and regional planners and explores current and potential responses.
These are set within the context of recent research and scholarly works on the role of spatial planning in combating climate change. Addressing both mitigation measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to the effects of climate change, the book provides an overview of emerging practice, with analysis of the drivers of policy change and practical implementation of measures. It scopes planning issues and opportunities at different spatial scales, drawing on both the UK and international experiences and highlighting the need to link global and local responses to shared risks and opportunities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138978522
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/24/2015
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Simin Davoudi is Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning and Co-Director Director of the Institute for Research on Environment and Sustainability (IRES) at Newcastle University.

Jenny Crawford is an urban and regional planner and Head of Research at the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Abid Mehmood is working on environment, sustainability and climate change associate at the Institute for Research on Environment and Sustainability (IRES) and Global Urban Research Unit (GURU), Newcastle University.

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables and Boxes ix

List of Contributors xi

Preface and Acknowledgements xix

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations xxi

Part 1 The Challenge of Climate Change: Adaptation, Mitigation and Vulnerability

Introduction to Part 1 Simin Davoudi 3

Chapter 1 Climate Change and Spatial Planning Responses Simin Davoudi Jenny Crawford Abid Mehmood 7

Chapter 2 Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Developed Nations: A Critical Perspective on the Adaptation Turn in Urban Climate Planning Jeff Howard 19

Chapter 3 Urban Form and Climate Change: Towards Appropriate Development Patterns to Mitigate and Adapt to Global Warming Rafael Pizairro 33

Chapter 4 Patterns of Settlement Compared Nick Green John Handley 46

Chapter 5 Transport Policies and Climate Change David Banister Jillian Anable 55

Chapter 6 Transitioning Away from Oil: A Transport Planning Case Study with Emphasis on US and Australian Cities Peter Newman 70

Chapter 7 Climate Change Vulnerability: A New Threat to Poverty Alleviation in Developing Countries Kirsten Halsnses Nethe Veje Laursen 83

Chapter 8 Climate Change Vulnerability: Planning Challenges for Small Islands Thanasis Kizos Ioannis Spilanis Abid Mehmood 94

Part 2 Strategic Planning Responses

Introduction to Part 2 Jenny Crawford 107

Chapter 9 The Territorial Agenda of the European Union - Progress for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation? Olivier Sykes Thomas Fischer 111

Chapter 10 California's Climate Change Planning: Policy Innovation and Structural Hurdles Stephen Wheeler 125

Chapter 11 Climate Change and Australian Urban Resilience: The Limits of Ecological Modernization as an AdaptiveStrategy Jason Byrne Brendan Gleeson Michael Howes Wendy Steele 136

Chapter 12 Beyond a Technical Response: New Growth-management Experiments in Canada Pamela Robinson 155

Chapter 13 Planning for Offshore Wind Energy in Northern Europe Stephen Jay 167

Chapter 14 Sustainable Construction and Design in UK Planning Yvonne Rydin 181

Chapter 15 Making Space for Water: Spatial Planning and Water Management in the Netherlands Jochem de Vries Maatten Wolsink 191

Chapter 16 Climate Change and Flood Risk Methodologies in the UK Andrew Coleman 205

Part 3 Implementation, Governance and Engagement

Introduction to Part 3 Abid Mehmood 219

Chapter 17 Use of Scenarios for Climate Change Adaptation in Spatial Planning Elizabeth Wilson 223

Chapter 18 Integrated Assessment to Support Regional and Local Decision Making Jim Hall 236

Chapter 19 Planning for Green Infrastructure: Adapting to Climate Change Susannah Gill John Handley Roland Ennos Paul Nolan 249

Chapter 20 A Climate of Planning: Swedish Municipal Responses to Climate Change Richard Langlais 262

Chapter 21 Moving Cities Towards a Sustainable Low Carbon Energy Future: Learning from Woking and London Allan Jones 272

Chapter 22 Planning and Governance of Climate Change Harriet Bulkeley 284

Chapter 23 Public Engagement in Planning for Renewable Energy Claire Haggett 297

Index 308

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

'This book is an exceptionally valuable resource and comes at the moment of greatest need - putting climate change mitigation and adaptation into practice is now an imperative for all spatial planning practitioners.'
Robert Upton, Secretary General, Royal Town Planning Institute

'Spatial planning has a vital role to play in responding to this global challenge. This book provides an in-depth, well structured and valuable analysis of the complex issues faced by planners at a local, regional and national level in developing an effective policy response.'
New Start Magazine

'In filling a gap in existing literature, the book has gone straight onto my recommended reading lists for teaching... Individual chapters will prove invaluable support for a wide range of environmental and wider planning modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and the book will be an ideal starting point for dissertation students. Those involved in doing spatial planning will also find plenty of interest in the book, and perhaps even some bedtime reading.'
Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning

'The book is useful to those who seek an introduction to the mitigation-adaption debate and consequent policies in the developed world. The first two sections of the book cover important material and contain many excellent articles. They are short and, as such, could be used as a 'reader' in an introductory course on climate change.'
Roz D. Lasker, Journal of Planning Education and Research

'A useful and welcomingly broad selection of case studies which reflect the various types of relationship between climate change and spatial planning. The contributions are often rich in data and information without being overly technical. Indeed, much of the material would make for an accessible and engaging read for the general reader with an interest in climate change.'
Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers

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