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Climate change and the city: Building capacity for urban adaptation

Posted on: 17 December 2014
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This volume of the journal Progress in Planning (Vol.95, January 2015) seeks to contribute to the widening debate about how the transformation of cities to respond to the changing climate is being understood, managed and achieved. The authors focus particularly on spatial planning, and building the capacity of this key mechanism for responding to the adaptation imperative in urban areas. The core focus is the outcomes of a collaborative research project, EcoCities, undertaken at the University of Manchester’s School of Environment and Development. EcoCities drew upon inter-disciplinary research on climate science, environmental planning and urban design working within a socio-technical framework to investigate climate change hazards, vulnerabilities and adaptation responses in the conurbation of Greater Manchester, UK. Emerging transferable learning with potential relevance for adaptation planning in other cities and urban areas is drawn out to inform this rapidly emerging international agenda.

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