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The Resource Urban Vulnerability and Climate Change in Africa : A Multidisciplinary Approach, edited by Stephan Pauleit ... [et al.], (electronic book)

Urban Vulnerability and Climate Change in Africa : A Multidisciplinary Approach, edited by Stephan Pauleit ... [et al.], (electronic book)

Label
Urban Vulnerability and Climate Change in Africa : A Multidisciplinary Approach
Title
Urban Vulnerability and Climate Change in Africa
Title remainder
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Statement of responsibility
edited by Stephan Pauleit ... [et al.]
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The book presents results of CLUVA (CLimate Change and Urban Vulnerability in Africa), a large European Commission funded research project (2010-2013). The project aimed to develop a better understanding of the risks and impacts of climate change related hazards to African cities, assess their vulnerability to these risks, and identify innovative strategies for planning and governance to increase their resilience. For the first time, a systematic and groundbreaking study of this kind was applied in an inter- and trans-disciplinary approach. CLUVA was unique in that it combined: a top-down perspective of climate change modeling with a bottom-up perspective of vulnerability assessment; quantitative approaches from engineering sciences and qualitative approaches of the social sciences; a novel multi-risk modeling methodology; strategic approaches to urban and green infrastructure planning with neighborhood perspectives of adaptation. The book broadly follows the approach taken in the CLUVA project. First, the combined pressures of urbanisation and climate change on the African continent and the potential impacts these will have on cities are illustrated. Then, the vulnerability of three main elements of the urban system is explored: built structures and infrastructures, urban ecosystems and people. Rich material from five case studies is provided for in-depth discussion of the factors that make these elements vulnerable to climate change, while alternatives for increasing their adaptive capacity are outlined. Another section is dedicated to the role of urban planning and governance for climate change adaptation, which is approached from diverse perspectives. Finally, the different dimensions of the CLUVA project are synthesised to develop an outlook on future coping strategies for urbanisation and climate change in African cities. Leading researchers in the fields of vulnerability and urban planning have been invited to contribute complementary chapters. Thus, the book should be of wide interest to scholars in the field of urban vulnerability and climate change.  
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Cataloging source
DE-He213
Dewey number
577
Image bit depth
0
LC call number
QH541.29
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pauleit, Stephan
Series statement
Future City,
Series volume
4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life sciences
  • Geology
  • Regional planning
  • Architecture
  • Applied Ecology
  • Climatic changes
Label
Urban Vulnerability and Climate Change in Africa : A Multidisciplinary Approach, edited by Stephan Pauleit ... [et al.], (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Urbanisation and Climate Change in Africa: Setting the Scene -- 2. The Impacts of Climate Change on African Cities -- 3. Vulnerability of Built Environment to Flooding in African Cities -- 4. Green Infrastructure for Climate Adaptation in African Cities -- 5. Small Cities and Towns in Africa: Insights into Adaptation Challenges and Potentials -- 6. Assessing Social Vulnerability of Households and Communities in Flood Prone Urban Areas -- 7. Multi-Risk Assessment as a Tool for Decision-Making -- 8. USSDM - Urban Spatial Scenario Design Modelling -- 9. Multi-level Governance, Resilience to Flood Risks and Coproduction in Urban Africa -- 10. Towards Climate Change Resilient Cities in Africa - Initiating Adaptation in Dar es Salaam and Addis Ababa -- 11. Fostering Transformative Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in the African City: Opportunities and Constraints of Urban Planning -- 12. The Way Forward: Climate Resilient Cities for Africa{u2019}s Future -- Index
Control code
978-3-319-03982-4
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unknown
Extent
X, 404 p. 131 illus., 115 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319039824
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-03982-4
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Urban Vulnerability and Climate Change in Africa : A Multidisciplinary Approach, edited by Stephan Pauleit ... [et al.], (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Urbanisation and Climate Change in Africa: Setting the Scene -- 2. The Impacts of Climate Change on African Cities -- 3. Vulnerability of Built Environment to Flooding in African Cities -- 4. Green Infrastructure for Climate Adaptation in African Cities -- 5. Small Cities and Towns in Africa: Insights into Adaptation Challenges and Potentials -- 6. Assessing Social Vulnerability of Households and Communities in Flood Prone Urban Areas -- 7. Multi-Risk Assessment as a Tool for Decision-Making -- 8. USSDM - Urban Spatial Scenario Design Modelling -- 9. Multi-level Governance, Resilience to Flood Risks and Coproduction in Urban Africa -- 10. Towards Climate Change Resilient Cities in Africa - Initiating Adaptation in Dar es Salaam and Addis Ababa -- 11. Fostering Transformative Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in the African City: Opportunities and Constraints of Urban Planning -- 12. The Way Forward: Climate Resilient Cities for Africa{u2019}s Future -- Index
Control code
978-3-319-03982-4
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
X, 404 p. 131 illus., 115 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319039824
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-03982-4
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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