Sustainable Urban Development in the Age of Climate Change

People: The Cure or Curse

  • Ali Cheshmehzangi
  • Ayotunde Dawodu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ali Cheshmehzangi, Ayotunde Dawodu
    Pages 23-68
  3. Ali Cheshmehzangi, Ayotunde Dawodu
    Pages 69-131
  4. Ali Cheshmehzangi, Ayotunde Dawodu
    Pages 157-182
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-188

About this book


This book considers the impact of climate change on cities, advocating that people are the panaceas and antidote to mitigating climate change, by enhancing their involvement in achieving sustainable development Goals (SDGs). This leads to the development of an SDG best practice participation template, which is supported by an extensive checklist of the ‘whats’ and ‘hows’ in participatory processes. Using case studies, extensive literature reviews and meta-analysis to make a case for a people-centric and integrated approach to sustainable urban development, the book examines the role of governance in climate change, focusing on decision making processes, policies and regulations, as well as focusing on the significance of a people-oriented approach on climate change and cities. Through an extensive global outlook, it highlights bottom-up methods of implementing and achieving sustainable urban development in the age of climate change. These highlights should help to develop new mindsets, new strategies, new directions and new policies, through which we can see a more sustainable approach to urbanisation and urban development globally, which can start ‘equipping future generations with the tools for them to help their future generations’.


Climate Change and Cities Urban Planning and Climate Change Policy Climate Change and Stakeholder Participation Sustainability, Urban Planning, and Policy Making Bottom-up Approach to Climate Change

Authors and affiliations

  • Ali Cheshmehzangi
    • 1
  • Ayotunde Dawodu
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Nottingham Ningbo ChinaNingboChina
  2. 2.University of Nottingham Ningbo ChinaNingboChina

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