Planning for climate change in urban areas : from theory to practice

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Planning for climate change in urban areas : from theory to practice. / Wamsler, Christine; Brink, Ebba; Rivera, Claudia.

I: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 50, 2013, s. 68-81.

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T1 - Planning for climate change in urban areas : from theory to practice

AU - Wamsler, Christine

AU - Brink, Ebba

AU - Rivera, Claudia

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - Climate change poses a serious threat to sustainable urban development, placing many cities at risk. As a consequence, city authorities are increasingly facing the challenge of finding ways to include adaptation strategies into their work, although related knowledge and competence is still scarce and fragmented. With the aim to contribute to knowledge development and organizational learning, the objective of this paper is to critically review and compare current theoretical and practical approaches to adaptation planning in cities. In order to do so, first the conceptual characteristics and features of a climate resilient city are identified. Second, the reciprocal linkages between climate-related disasters, urban form and city planning processes are analysed e by considering the life cycle of disasters from causes, to short- and long-term impacts, to post-disaster response and recovery. Finally, urban adaptation measures proposed for both developed and so-called developing countries are assessed. On the basis of the identified differences, gaps and synergies between the theoretical and practical approaches to adaptation planning, the implications for improving sustainable urban transformation are discussed.

AB - Climate change poses a serious threat to sustainable urban development, placing many cities at risk. As a consequence, city authorities are increasingly facing the challenge of finding ways to include adaptation strategies into their work, although related knowledge and competence is still scarce and fragmented. With the aim to contribute to knowledge development and organizational learning, the objective of this paper is to critically review and compare current theoretical and practical approaches to adaptation planning in cities. In order to do so, first the conceptual characteristics and features of a climate resilient city are identified. Second, the reciprocal linkages between climate-related disasters, urban form and city planning processes are analysed e by considering the life cycle of disasters from causes, to short- and long-term impacts, to post-disaster response and recovery. Finally, urban adaptation measures proposed for both developed and so-called developing countries are assessed. On the basis of the identified differences, gaps and synergies between the theoretical and practical approaches to adaptation planning, the implications for improving sustainable urban transformation are discussed.

KW - climate change

KW - disaster

KW - risk reduction

KW - urban planning

KW - urban transformation

KW - urban resilience

KW - adaptation

U2 - 10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.12.008

DO - 10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.12.008

M3 - Article

VL - 50

SP - 68

EP - 81

JO - Journal of Cleaner Production

T2 - Journal of Cleaner Production

JF - Journal of Cleaner Production

SN - 0959-6526

ER -