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An urban politics of climate change : experimentation and the governing of socio-technical transitions / Harriet Bulkeley, Vanesa Castán Broto and Gareth A.S. Edwards.

By: Bulkeley, Harriet, 1972-.
Contributor(s): Castán Broto, Vanesa | Edwards, Gareth A. S.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Routledge, 2015Description: xii, 269 pages : ill, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138791091 (hbk.); 9781138791107 (pbk.).Subject(s): Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Government policy | Climatic changes -- Government policy | Urban policy -- Environmental aspects | SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / UrbanDDC classification: 307.76 BUL.K Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
PART I 1.Climate governance and urban experiments 2.Governing through experimentation: analysing the urban politics of climate change PART II 3.Towards zero carbon housing in Bangalore, India 4.Social housing and climate change: a sustainable housing project in Monterrey, Mexico 5.The 'Coolest Block' contest in Philadelphia, USA 6.Financing climate change experiments across Cape Town's housing infrastructure with Jonathan Silver 7.Realizing the solar city in Berlin, Germany 8.Solar hot water and housing systems in Sao Paulo, Brazil with Andres Luque-Ayala 9.Climateers pioneering a new response to climate change in Hong Kong? 10.Creating a Low Carbon Zone in Brixton, London, UK with Sara Fuller PART III 11.Experimentation and the politics of justice in urban climate governance 12.Urban transformation and urban politics.
Summary: "The confluence of global climate change, growing levels of energy consumption and rapid urbanization has led the international policy community to regard urban responses to climate change as 'an urgent agenda' (World Bank 2010). The contribution of cities to rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions coupled with concerns about the vulnerability of urban places and communities to the impacts of climate change have led to a relatively recent and rapidly proliferating interest amongst both academic and policy communities in how cities might be able to respond to mitigation and adaptation. Attention has focused on the potential for municipal authorities to develop policy and plans that can address these twin issues, and the challenges of capacity, resource and politics that have been encountered. While this literature has captured some of the essential means through which the urban response to climate change is being forged, is that it has failed to take account of the multiple sites and spaces of climate change response that are emerging in cities 'off-plan'. An Urban Politics of Climate Change provides the first account of urban responses to climate change that moves beyond the boundary of municipal institutions to critically examine the governing of climate change in the city as a matter of both public and private authority, and to engage with the ways in which this is bound up with the politics and practices of urban infrastructure. Drawing on cases from multiple cities in both developed and emerging economies, this volume provides new insight into both the potential and the limitations of urban responses to climate change, as well as suggesting new conceptual direction for our understanding of the politics of environmental governance"--
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

PART I
1.Climate governance and urban experiments
2.Governing through experimentation: analysing the urban politics of climate change
PART II
3.Towards zero carbon housing in Bangalore, India
4.Social housing and climate change: a sustainable housing project in Monterrey, Mexico
5.The 'Coolest Block' contest in Philadelphia, USA
6.Financing climate change experiments across Cape Town's housing infrastructure with Jonathan Silver
7.Realizing the solar city in Berlin, Germany
8.Solar hot water and housing systems in Sao Paulo, Brazil with Andres Luque-Ayala
9.Climateers
pioneering a new response to climate change in Hong Kong?
10.Creating a Low Carbon Zone in Brixton, London, UK with Sara Fuller
PART III
11.Experimentation and the politics of justice in urban climate governance
12.Urban transformation and urban politics.

"The confluence of global climate change, growing levels of energy consumption and rapid urbanization has led the international policy community to regard urban responses to climate change as 'an urgent agenda' (World Bank 2010). The contribution of cities to rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions coupled with concerns about the vulnerability of urban places and communities to the impacts of climate change have led to a relatively recent and rapidly proliferating interest amongst both academic and policy communities in how cities might be able to respond to mitigation and adaptation. Attention has focused on the potential for municipal authorities to develop policy and plans that can address these twin issues, and the challenges of capacity, resource and politics that have been encountered. While this literature has captured some of the essential means through which the urban response to climate change is being forged, is that it has failed to take account of the multiple sites and spaces of climate change response that are emerging in cities 'off-plan'. An Urban Politics of Climate Change provides the first account of urban responses to climate change that moves beyond the boundary of municipal institutions to critically examine the governing of climate change in the city as a matter of both public and private authority, and to engage with the ways in which this is bound up with the politics and practices of urban infrastructure. Drawing on cases from multiple cities in both developed and emerging economies, this volume provides new insight into both the potential and the limitations of urban responses to climate change, as well as suggesting new conceptual direction for our understanding of the politics of environmental governance"--

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