Urban Planning for Climate Change
This book tackles the future challenges and opportunities for planning our cities and towns in a changing climate and recommends key actions for more resilient urban futures.
Urban Planning for Climate Change focusses on how urban planning is fundamental to action on climate change. In doing so it particularly looks at current practice and opportunities for innovation and capacity building in the future - carbon neutral development, building back better and creating more resilient urban settlements around the world. The complex challenge of possible urban resettlement from the impact of climate change is covered as a special issue bringing a focus on adaptation, working with nature and delivering real action on climate change with local communities. Norman recommends ten essential actions for urban planning for climate change along with some suggestions to inspire the next generations to embrace these opportunities with creativity and innovation.
Featuring key messages and implications for practice in each chapter, this book will be of great interest to students, scholars, practitioners and communities involved in planning more climate resilient urban and regional futures.
Table of Contents List of figures List of tables Preface Acknowledgements List of abbreviations 1. Introduction 2. Planning for Climate Change: Challenges Present and Future 3. Urban planning for climate risks: coastal inundation, wildfire, extreme heat and floods 4. Climate induced resettlements: options for the future 5. Climate sensitive towns: key considerations for the future 6. Urban planning for climate change: key actions 7. Planning a liveable climate urban future Appendix 1 list of interviewees Index