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Responding to Climate Change in Asian Cities: Governance for a more resilient urban future

Responding to Climate Change in Asian Cities: Governance for a more resilient urban future (Hardback)

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The role of cities in addressing climate change is increasingly recognised in international arenas, including the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the New Urban Agenda. Asia is home to many of the countries that are most vulnerable to climate change impacts and, along with Africa, will be the site of most urban population growth over the coming decades. Bringing together a range of city experiences, Responding to Climate Change in Asian Cities provides valuable insights into how cities can overcome some of the barriers to building climate resilience, including addressing the needs of vulnerable populations. The chapters are centred on an overarching understanding that adaptive urban governance is necessary for climate resilience. This requires engaging with different actors to take into account their experiences, vulnerabilities and priorities; building knowledge, including collecting and using appropriate evidence; and understanding the institutions shaping interactions between actors, from the national to the local level.

The chapters draw on a mix of research methodologies, demonstrating the variety of approaches to understanding and building urban resilience that can be applied in urban settings. Bringing together a range of expert contributors, this book will be of great interest to scholars of urban studies, sustainability and environmental studies, development studies and Asian studies.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentPollution & threats to the environmentGlobal warmingPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsUrban communitiesScience & MathematicsRegional & area planningUrban & municipal planningTechnicalEnvironmental science, engineering & technology Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 14/11/2016 ISBN-13: 9781138658578  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Diane Archer is a Senior Researcher in the Human Settlements Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UK. Sarah Colenbrander is a Researcher in the Human Settlements Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UK. David Dodman is Director of the Human Settlements Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UK.

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