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CRIS Lessons Learned

The CRIS program focused in developing country cities to provide sustainable infrastructure services that support smart, lasting development.

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Mitigating and adapting to climate change: Multi-functional and multi-scale assessment of green urban infrastructure

Abstract In order to develop climate resilient urban areas and reduce emissions, several opportunities exist starting from conscious planning and design of green (and blue) spaces in these landscapes...
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Climate Change and Conflict in West African Cities

Executive summary As discussion continues over the initial findings of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it is worth recalling one of the...
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Strengthening climate resilience in African cities - A framework for working with informality

Summary What opportunities and challenges does climate compatible development present in the context of rapidly growing cities across the African continent, where two key features are widespread:...
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Governing climate risks in Cape Town

Cape Town has an extensive coastline, numerous wetlands and winters marked by heavy rains and stormy seas. The coast, wetlands and waterways count as major assets to the city, but also pose...
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Climate Resilience - Can Tho, Vietnam

This page describes the Climate Change Coordination Office (CCCO), which was established in Can Tho in 2011 (and Quy Nhon and Da Nang), with support from ACCCRN and the Can Tho People’s Committee

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Extreme Rainfall, Climate Change, and Flooding

About the Project GEAG, Arup and ISET-International have been working together to explore the factors that lead to flooding and waterlogging within Gorakhpur. With support from the Rockefeller...
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Climate change adaptation and the rental sector

Abstract The research employed an asset-based approach to understanding the capacities, assets and skills which tenants, landlords and housing managers bring to climate change adaptation. The project...
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Cape Town's City Development Strategy and Climate Change

Cape Town’s City Development Strategy (CDS), adopted by the Cape Town City Council in October 2012, presents a vision for the city in 2040, together with a set of goals and strategies. The...
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City Development Strategy

Climate change is a relatively new area of concern at the city scale that has significant and far-reaching implications for the way we plan and influence the future trajectory of cities, challenging...
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Urban food security, urban resilience and climate change

Abstract Food security is increasingly recognised as a problem in developed countries like Australia as well as in developing countries of the global south, and as a problem facing cities and urban...
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Two Degrees: The Built Environment and Our Changing Climate

Description The Earth’s temperature has been rising. To limit catastrophic outcomes, the international scientific community has set a challenging goal of no more than two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees...
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Urban Health Risks

Introduction We explored whether the health risks related to air pollution and temperature extremes are spatially and socioeconomically differentiated within three Latin American cities: Bogota,...
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Bangkok Climate Resilience

Bangkok hosted the 5th workshop of the Adaptation Partnership organized by ISET , July 31-Aug 2, 2012. The event focused on “A Community for Building Urban Climate Change Resilience in Asia”. Full...
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Watering our cities: an Australian perspective

This paper may be of interest to those involved in urban climate adaptation, especially on issues relating to spatial planning, stormwater management and human health. It appears in the journal...
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First results of our urban adaptation survey

Photo by Phyllis Grifman It's been two months since we sent out the link to the weADAPT urban adaptation survey and we have obtained 16 responses so far... must be the summer break. While we get more...
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Framing climate change adaptation in policy and practice

Understanding current and future climate change impacts, and how best to respond, are major challenges for Australian communities. Decision-makers need to consider the range of potential impacts...
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Survey of urban adaptation planning

Based on a survey of 468 cities worldwide conducted in 2011, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has published a report that offers an insight into how cities worldwide are facing the...
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Adaptive planning for resilient urban water systems under an uncertain future

There is now widespread recognition across Australian water businesses that a generational shift is required away from conventional deterministic planning towards more flexible and adaptive planning...
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Climate Change at the City Scale

Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation in Cape Town by Anton Cartwright, Susan Parnell, Gregg Oelofse and Sarah Ward Climate change impacts are scale and context specific, and cities are likely to bear...
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Vulnerability indicators at the urban level

Vulnerability indicators are a valuable tool to identify vulnerable spots, guide the allocation of adaptation funding, communicate and raise awareness, and monitor the effectiveness of policies.

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Urban challenges of adaptation

Despite the increasingly evident need to conduct adaptation work at the urban level, organisations often have to deal with several obstacles when planning and conducting adaptation actions. Some of...
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Adaptation funding for cities

Image: http://www.ladinamo.org/ Adaptation funding is insufficient and needs a new angle If consensus can be reached about anything these days, it is that funding for adaptation is not sufficient,...
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Rotterdam and water: A love story

A future water plaza in Rotterdam, in rainy times. Image source: BBC News. Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands and a globally relevant port, is highly exposed to climate phenomena...
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