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Cities on a finite planet : towards transformative responses to climate change / edited by Sheridan Bartlett and David Satterthwaite.

Contributor(s): Bartlett, Sheridan [editor.] | Satterthwaite, David [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016Description: xxxi, 273 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138184107 (pbk.); 9781138184091 (hbk.).Subject(s): Climate change mitigation | Climatic changes -- Risk management | Climatic changes -- Political aspects | Land use, Urban | Urban ecology (Sociology) | Urban policyDDC classification: 363.738746091732 CIT Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Preface / David Satterthwaite -- Urbanization, development and the sustainable development goals / David Satterthwaite and Sheridan Bartlett -- Understanding risk in the context of urban development : definitions, concepts, and pathways / Arabella Fraser, Mark Pelling, and Bill Solecki -- Bangalore, India / Aromar Revi, SP Gajjar, Amir Bazaz, Garima Jain, and Ritwika Basu -- Bangkok. Thailand / Shobhakar Dhakal and Ashish Shrestha -- Dar es Salaam, Tanzania / Robert Kiunsi -- Durban, South Africa / Debra Roberts, Derek Morgan, Sean O'Donoghue, Lisa Guastella, Nongcebo Hlongwa, and Penny Price -- London, United Kingdom / Sari Kovats, Mark Pelling, Markella Koniordou, Jörn Birkmann, and Torsten Welle -- Manizales, Colombia / Jorgelina Hardoy and Luz Stella Velásquez Barrero -- Mexico city, Mexico / Fernando Aragón-Durand and Gian Carlo Delgado-Ramos -- New york, United States of America / William Solecki, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Stephen Solecki, Lesley Patrick, Radley Horton, and Michael Dorsch -- Rosario, Argentina / Jorgelina Hardoy, Vanessa Herrera, and Daniela Mastrangelo -- Cross city analysis / Sheridan Bartlett, David Satterthwaite, Debra Roberts, Jan Corfee-Morlot, David Dodman, and Jorgelina Hardoy -- Conclusions on ways forward / David Satterthwaite, Sheridan Bartlett, Debra Roberts, David Dodman, William Solecki, Alice Sverdlik, and Mark Pelling.
Summary: "Shows how cities can combine high quality living conditions, resilience to climate change, disaster risk reduction and contributions to mitigation/low carbon development. It also covers the current and potential contribution of cities to avoiding dangerous climate change and is the first book with an in-depth coverage of how cities and their governments, citizens and civil society organizations can combine these different agendas, based on careful city-level analyses. The foundation for the book is detailed city case studies on Bangalore, Bangkok, Dar es Salaam, Durban, London, Manizales, Mexico City, New York and Rosario. Each of these was led by authors who contributed to the IPCC [Inter-government Panel on Climate Change]'s Fifth Assessment ... highlights where there is innovation and progress in cities and how this was achieved. Also where there is little progress and no action and where there is no capacity to act. It also assesses the extent to which cities can address the Sustainable Development Goals within commitments to also dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions."--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Preface / David Satterthwaite --
Urbanization, development and the sustainable development goals / David Satterthwaite and Sheridan Bartlett --
Understanding risk in the context of urban development : definitions, concepts, and pathways / Arabella Fraser, Mark Pelling, and Bill Solecki --
Bangalore, India / Aromar Revi, SP Gajjar, Amir Bazaz, Garima Jain, and Ritwika Basu --
Bangkok. Thailand / Shobhakar Dhakal and Ashish Shrestha --
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania / Robert Kiunsi --
Durban, South Africa / Debra Roberts, Derek Morgan, Sean O'Donoghue, Lisa Guastella, Nongcebo Hlongwa, and Penny Price --
London, United Kingdom / Sari Kovats, Mark Pelling, Markella Koniordou, Jörn Birkmann, and Torsten Welle --
Manizales, Colombia / Jorgelina Hardoy and Luz Stella Velásquez Barrero --
Mexico city, Mexico / Fernando Aragón-Durand and Gian Carlo Delgado-Ramos --
New york, United States of America / William Solecki, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Stephen Solecki, Lesley Patrick, Radley Horton, and Michael Dorsch --
Rosario, Argentina / Jorgelina Hardoy, Vanessa Herrera, and Daniela Mastrangelo --
Cross city analysis / Sheridan Bartlett, David Satterthwaite, Debra Roberts, Jan Corfee-Morlot, David Dodman, and Jorgelina Hardoy --
Conclusions on ways forward / David Satterthwaite, Sheridan Bartlett, Debra Roberts, David Dodman, William Solecki, Alice Sverdlik, and Mark Pelling.


"Shows how cities can combine high quality living conditions, resilience to climate change, disaster risk reduction and contributions to mitigation/low carbon development. It also covers the current and potential contribution of cities to avoiding dangerous climate change and is the first book with an in-depth coverage of how cities and their governments, citizens and civil society organizations can combine these different agendas, based on careful city-level analyses. The foundation for the book is detailed city case studies on Bangalore, Bangkok, Dar es Salaam, Durban, London, Manizales, Mexico City, New York and Rosario. Each of these was led by authors who contributed to the IPCC [Inter-government Panel on Climate Change]'s Fifth Assessment ... highlights where there is innovation and progress in cities and how this was achieved. Also where there is little progress and no action and where there is no capacity to act. It also assesses the extent to which cities can address the Sustainable Development Goals within commitments to also dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions."--Provided by publisher.

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