Sustainable Cities and Communities

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Urban Mitigation and Adaptation for Climate Change

  • Krishna RokaEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71061-7_29-1

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Urban Mitigation and Adaptation for Climate Change

Mitigation and adaptation for climate change in urban areas are different as they have to deal with the complexities and multiple components of the urban socio-ecological system. Cities by their design and size face unique climate impacts, and therefore, their adaptation strategies should reflect local attributes such as their geographical location and scale of risks from natural disasters, population size and social inequalities among different groups, political and economic structures created to deal with social and environmental issues, infrastructure vulnerability and available resources for planning, and implementation of response programs. As such, cities present a unique case where their decision to adopt a particular plan to mitigate and adapt could prevent colossal damage to people and property or could end up in a massive human failure that could reverberate to hinterlands and even affect global systems. Therefore,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyWinona State UniversityWinonaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Luciana Brandli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Passo FundoPasso FundoBrazil