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Planning for climate change: strategies for mitigation and adaptation for spatial planners

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Simin Davoudi, Dr Abid Mehmood


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Synopsis: There is a compelling scientific consensus that since the dawn of the industrial era human activity has become increasingly responsible for the changing climate. While research and publications on the science of climate change have grown substantially in recent decades, less attention has been paid to the role of spatial planning in developing both mitigation measures, to reduce emissions, and adaptation measures to ameliorate the effects of climate change. The literature in the field of planning is limited and disparate. This is despite the fact that climate change is changing the context of planning and shaping its priorities. It has strengthened the environmental dimension of spatial planning and has become a new rationale for coordinating actions and integrating different policy priorities. This book, therefore, aims to map out the main challenges for spatial planning that have been created or amplified by climate change, in order to encourage further debate and deeper engagement by planning academics and practitioners. The book has a wide ranging scope and an international coverage. It draws on the expertise and experience of both academics and practitioners from five continents.

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Editor(s): Davoudi S, Crawford J, Mehmood A

Publication type: Edited Book

Publication status: Published

Series Title:

Year: 2009

Number of Pages: 319

Publisher: Earthscan

Place Published: London


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ISBN: 9781844076628