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Towards resilience and transformation for cities

Journal, 313 pages

This is the first of two issues of the Journal on what builds resilience to climate change in cities – and beyond this, what contributes to mitigation and the avoidance of dangerous climate change.

It includes case studies of climate change adaptation in Durban, Dar es Salaam and Rosario, and others that address flood risks in Surat and Bursa. It also has papers that discuss shared learning for resilience thinking across 10 cities in Asia; the political underpinnings of resilience; methods for integrated assessments of climate impacts, adaptation and mitigation as applied to London and Durban; and governing urban climate change adaptation in China.

The Feedback section includes papers on urbanization and economic growth; professional support to people’s organizations; formalizing informal recycling in Buenos Aires; water-course sanitation in cities in Taiwan; incorporating agriculture into the Dar es Salaam master plan; and the costs of being “Olympic citizens” in Beijing.

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