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Coping Mechanisms for Climate Change in Peri-Urban Areas


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. S. Manasi, K. V. Raju
    Pages 1-27
  3. S. Manasi, K. V. Raju
    Pages 29-91
  4. S. Manasi, K. V. Raju
    Pages 93-121
  5. S. Manasi, K. V. Raju
    Pages 123-153
  6. S. Manasi, K. V. Raju
    Pages 155-160
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 161-164

About this book


This book discusses the dynamics and resource management qualities of the peri-urban interface to address climate change consequences, focusing on the peri-urban region of the global city of Bengalaru. In 5 chapters, the authors document the unique challenges experienced in peri-urban areas, including soil-water vegetation dynamics, local and regional impacts on water bodies (surface and groundwater), food production issues, and the inhibited adaptive capacity of local communities. The book also provides knowledge on implementations of environmental management by local institutions, government interventions that have acted as catalysts in promoting community based adaptation strategies, and the physical, social and economic aspects of rural-urban dynamics. 

The book not only adds to the scarce existing literature on peri-urban contexts, but also addresses the role of culture in protecting ecological landscapes and how traditions play an important role in coping with climate change. Furthermore, the authors expand on these climate change coping mechanisms in peri-urban areas, taking into account local cultural factors and interesting governance interventions in the context of health. The book will be of interest to planners, policy makers, and students and researchers engaged in rural-urban dynamics and climate change adaptation. 


Peri-Urban Areas Climate change indicators Common property resources Rural-urban dynamics Water availability Cultural dimensions of climate change Holistic health care Climate change variability

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Research in Urban AffairsInstitute for Social and Economic ChangeBengalaruIndia
  2. 2.Policy and Impact, Asia ProgramInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)HyderabadIndia

About the authors

Dr. S. Manasi is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Research in Urban Affairs at the Institute for Social and Economic Change in Bangalore, India. She has extensive research experience in urban environment and natural resource management, and has worked in many collaborative research studies at national and international levels. She has several books and journal publications. 

Dr. K. V. Raju is Leader of the Policy & Impact Research Program-Asia at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in Telangana, India. He was previously Economic Adviser to the Chief Minister of the Government of Karnataka, and Professor and Head of the Center for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources at the Institute for Social and Economic Change in Bangalore. He has written 14 published books and 97 journal papers. 

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