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Urban Poverty and Climate Change

Life in the slums of Asia, Africa and Latin America

Edited by Manoj Roy, Sally Cawood, Michaela Hordijk, David Hulme

© 2016 – Routledge

274 pages | 60 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

This book deepens the understanding of the broader processes that shape and mediate the responses to climate change of poor urban households and communities in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Representing an important contribution to the evolution of more effective pro-poor climate change policies in urban areas by local governments, national governments and international organisations, this book is invaluable reading to students and scholars of environment and development studies.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Urban Poverty and Climate Change –An Overview

1. Introduction: A short positioning (referring ClimUrb and Change2Sustain, and ClimUrb International Workshop) and chapter overview Michaela Hordijk, Manoj Roy, David Hulme and Sally Cawood

2. The lived experience of climate change impacts and adaptation in low income settlements Manoj Roy, David Hulme, Michaela Hordijk and Sally Cawood

Part 2: Vulnerability, Adaptation and the Built environment

3. Generations of Migrants and Natures of Slums: Distress, Vulnerability and a Lower Middle-Class in Bengaluru, India M.S. Sriram and Anirudh Krishna

4. Emerging practices of community adaptation within innovative water and climate change policies in Durban, South Africa Catherine Sutherland, Michaela Hordijk and Dianne Scott

5. A Built Environment Perspective on Adaptation in Urban Informal Settlements, Khulna, Bangladesh Afroza Parvin, Ashraful Alam, and Rumana Asad

6. Health implications of climate change for dwellers of low-income settlements in Tanzania Iddi Mwanyoka, Kelvin Haule, Riziki Shemdoe and Manoj Roy

Part 3: Understanding Change and Adaptation: From institutional interface to co-production

7. Urban Livelihoods in an Era of Climate Change: Household Adaptations and their Limitations in Dhaka, Bangladesh Nicola Banks

8. Facing the Floods: Community Responses to increased rainfall in Guarulhos, Brazil and Arequipa, Peru Michaela A. Hordijk, Francine Van Den Brandeler and Maria Evangelina Fillipi

9. From asset vulnerability to asset planning: negotiating climate change adaptation solutions in an informal settlement in Cartagena, Colombia Alfredo Stein and Caroline Moser

10. Climate change and water scarcity: implications for the urban poor in coastal Bangladesh Aftab Opel

Part 4: From Learning to Knowledge, Innovation to Action 

11. Innovation in the Context of Climate Change: What is happening in India’s informal economy? Barbara Harriss-White and Gilbert Rodrigo

12. Can asset transfer promote adaptation amongst the extreme urban poor? Lessons from the DSK-Shiree programme in Dhaka, Bangladesh Syed Hashemi, Sally Cawood, Noara Razzak, Mamun Ur Rashid and Manoj Roy

13. Redefining Risk from Below: Political Responses to Landslide Risk Assessments in the Informal Settlements of Bogota, Colombia Arabella Fraser

14. Mobilising Adaptation: Community Knowledge and Urban Governance Innovations in Indore, India Eric K Chu

Part 5: Conclusion

15. Conclusion: Re-Conceptualising Adaptation and Comparing Experiences David Hulme, Manoj Roy, Michaela Hordijk and Sally Cawood

About the Editors

Manoj Roy is Lecturer in Sustainability at Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK.

Sally Cawood is a doctoral researcher at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, UK.

Michaela Hordijk is Assistant Professor of International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands.

David Hulme is Professor of Development Studies at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS072000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
POL044000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy