Planning for Climate Change: Strategies for Mitigation and Adaptation for Spatial Planners

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Simin Davoudi, Jenny Crawford, Abid Mehmood
Earthscan, 2009 - Political Science - 344 pages
Climate change is changing the context of spatial planning and shaping its priorities. It has strengthened its environmental dimension and has become a new rationale for coordinating actions and integrating different policy priorities. This book sets out the economic, social and environmental challenges that climate change raises for urban and regional planners and explores current and potential responses. These are set within the context of recent research and scholarly works on the role of spatial planning in combating climate change. Addressing both mitigation measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to the effects of climate change, the book provides an overview of emerging practice, with analysis of the drivers of policy change and practical implementation of measures. It scopes planning issues and opportunities at different spatial scales, drawing on both the UK and international experiences and highlighting the need to link global and local responses to shared risks and opportunities.

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Simin Davoudi is Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning and Co-Director Director of the Institute for Research on Environment and Sustainability (IRES) at Newcastle University. Jenny Crawford is an urban and regional planner and Head of Research at the Royal Town Planning Institute. Abid Mehmood is working on environment, sustainability and climate change associate at the Institute for Research on Environment and Sustainability (IRES) and Global Urban Research Unit (GURU), Newcastle University.

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