Cities and Climate Change, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1135130124
  • ISBN-13: 9781135130121
  • DDC: 363.738
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 280 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Drawing on examples from cities in the north and south, this book provides the first introductory text on the intersection between climate change and urbanization. It considers the causes and impacts of climate change in the city, examines how responses to mitigate and adapt to climate change have emerged, and assesses their impacts and implications. Illustrated with detailed case-studies, this book will enable students to understand the potential and limits of addressing climate change at the urban level and to explore the consequences for our future cities.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Case Studies.
1: Climate Change — An Urban Problem?.
2: Climate Risk and Vulnerability in the City.
3: Accounting for Urban GHG Emissions.
4: Governing Climate Change in the City.
5: Climate-Change Mitigation and Low-Carbon Cities.
6: Urban Adaptation — Towards Climate-Resilient Cities?.
7: Climate-Change Experiments and Alternatives in the City.
8: Conclusions.