Climate Change Vulnerability in Southern African Cities

Building Knowledge for Adaptation

  • Silvia Macchi
  • Maurizio Tiepolo

Part of the Springer Climate book series (SPCL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Challenges and Approaches

  3. Urban Regions Under Climate Stress. A Case Study: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

  4. Urban Impacts of Extreme Weather Events. A Case Study: Maputo, Mozambique

About this book


In recent decades, extreme rains and drought have struck urban regions in Africa like never before. Nevertheless, limited information is available on which to base development of early warning systems, identification of high-risk zones, and formulation of local action plans. This book is about how to build the knowledge necessary for planning adaptation to climate change in Sub-Saharan cities. It brings together lessons learned from international development actions conducted by a number of scholars in disciplines ranging from meteorology and hydrogeology to urban planning and environmental management. Selected methods to assess the impacts of extreme weather and ecological stress are presented along with possible approaches to improve the adaptive capacity of Sub-Saharan cities through institutional measures at the local government level. The book is addressed to graduate students, researchers, and practitioners interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills in order to integrate climate change into applied research and development projects in urban Africa.


Adaptation Planning Climate Change Hazard and Vulnerability Analysis Risk Assessment Urban Africa

Editors and affiliations

  • Silvia Macchi
    • 1
  • Maurizio Tiepolo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil, Building and Environmental Engineering, Sapienza Università di RomaRomaItaly
  2. 2.Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, Politecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00671-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00672-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2352-0698
  • Series Online ISSN 2352-0701
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