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Envisioning robust climate change adaptation futures for coastal regions

The paper investigates the potential of backcasting by comparing three different cases on vision and strategy development for climate change adaptation planning in coastal regions.

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Gender approaches in climate compatible development: Lessons from urban India

This study explores the advantages and challenges of integrating gender dimensions into climate compatible development strategies through looking at a case study in Gorakhpur, India.

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Community adaptation action planning in Niger

This project example outlines the participatory process through which community-based adaptation
 action planning (CAAP) was carried out with 20 pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities in the...

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A local vision of climate adaptation: Participatory urban planning in Mozambique

Summary

With an estimated population of 1.1 million, Maputo is the most densely populated city in Mozambique. The city is sharply divided into two areas: ’the cement city’, or the old...

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Bologna Local Urban Environment Adaptation Plan for a Resilient City (BLUE AP)

Adaptation context

The City of Bologna covers an area of approximately 14 hectares, has a population of about 380,000 inhabitants, and is a strategic hub of the national road and rail...

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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...

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Flooding in Graveyard pond

Shacks in the informal settlement of Graveyard Pond located in a stormwater detention pond (photo by Laura Drivdal 30.03.2011)

Introduction

The aim of this report is...

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Impacts of Climate Change on the Urban Plan of Quy Nhon City

Dr. Michael DiGregorio and Mr. Huynh Cao Van undertook a study of the role of urbanization in increasing the severity of a 2009 flood in Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam. By interviewing...

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Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development

Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD) is a nongovernmental organization (NGO) established in 1995 in Nepal.

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Griffin NRM

Natural resource management and community development consultants.

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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...

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Community Role in Urban Planning

A range of research and literature on urban climate adaptation highlights the need to integrate climate change into urban planning and for community participation in this process. But...

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Barriers to Participation

Obstacles to participation

There is no doubt that stakeholder approaches based on genuine participation can be very effective and useful but participation is generally not quick and easy....

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Natural Resource Management and Climate Change

Natural Resource Management and Climate Change

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Methodology of Bolivia NCAP Project

Methodology

Social learning approach used in the project

The NCAP-Bolivia followed the principles suggested in UNDP/GEF Adaptation Policy Framework (2003) Note: The NCAP...

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Community participation and monitoring

An Ideal Participatory Development

Taken from Rowley and Lonsdale, submitted 2006. See also Participatory Processes and Social Learning

An effective participatory development depends on...

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Participatory Processes

What are participatory processes?

"Participation is a way of viewing the world and acting in it. It is about a commitment to help create the conditions which lead to significant empowerment of...

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Urban planning

Coventry city centre is undergoing massive redevelopment and is the subject of an Area Action Plan in the Local Development Framework. An Urban Development Framework is currently being...

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Urban cooling

This case study describes research by the University of Manchester that shows the benefits of urban greening in reducing of the urban heat island effect.

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