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Adapting cities to climate change : understanding and addressing the development challenges

Author: Jane Bicknell; David Dodman; David Satterthwaite
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text examines the risks to cities, urban dwellers and economies posed by climate change. It presents case studies of how adaption strategies are being developed for cities and highlights the key areas that policy makers and practitioners need to focus on.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Bicknell; David Dodman; David Satterthwaite
ISBN: 9781844077458 1844077454 9781844077465 1844077462
OCLC Number: 289067794
Description: xxvi, 397 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Adapting to climate change in urban areas : the possibilities and constraints in low- and middle-income nations / David Satterthwaite [and others] --
The rising tide : assessing the risks of climate change and human settlements in low-elevation coastal zones / Gordon McGranahan, Deborah Balk, and Bridget Anderson --
Climate change and coastal cities : the case of Mombasa, Kenya / Cynthia Brenda Awuor, Victor Ayo Orinidi, and Andrew Ochieng Adwera --
Vulnerabilities and responses to climate change for Dhaka / Mozaharul Alam and Golem Rabbani --
The vulnerability to climate change of Cotonou (Benin) : the rise in sea level / Krystel M.R. Dossou and Bernadette Gléhouenou-Dossou --
The vulnerability of global cities to climate hazards / Alex de Sherbinin, Andrew Schiller, and Alex Pulsipher --
Climate, climate change, and human health in Asian cities / Sari Kovats and Rais Akhtar --
Climate change and urban children : impacts and implications for adaptation in low- and middle-income countries / Sheridan Bartlett --
Unjust waters : climate change, flooding, and the urban poor in Africa / Ian Douglas [and others] --
Urban poverty and vulnerability to climate change in Latin America / Jorgelina Hardoy and Gustavo Pandiella --
Thinking globally, acting locally : institutionalizing climate change at the local government level in Durban, South Africa / Debra Roberts --
Developing a Municipal Adaptation Plan (MAP) for climate change : the city of Cape Town / Pierre Mukheibir and Gina Ziervogel --
Adapting to climate change : water management for urban resilience / Mike Muller --
Climate change risk : an adaptation and mitigation agenda for Indian cities / Aromar Revi --
International funding to support urban adaptation to climate change / Jessica Ayers --
Conclusions : local development and adaptation / David Satterthwaite, David Dodman, and Jane Bicknell.
Responsibility: edited by Jane Bicknell, David Dodman and David Satterthwaite.

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