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Sustainable Urban Development in the Age of Climate Change

People: The Cure or Curse

Authors: Cheshmehzangi, Ali, Dawodu, Ayotunde

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  • Considers the impact of climate change on cities and explore the roles of different stakeholders
  • Examines the role of governance in climate change
  • Focuses on the significance of a people-oriented approach on climate change and cities
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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, it 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, this book 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’.

About the authors

Ali Cheshmehzangi, urbanist/urban designer by profession, is the Head of Department of Architecture and Built Environment and Director of Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET), The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China. He is also Director of Urban Innovation Lab with an on-going project on low-carbon urban development.

Ayotunde Dawodu is a Mechanical Engineering (BSc) and Sustainable Energy Engineering (MSc) graduate from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and the University of Nottingham, UK respectively. He is currently in the concluding year of his PhD research at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China (Department of Architecture and Built environment).

Reviews

“Smart city planners must consider solutions to environmental shocks, many of which result from climate change. This book is an important contribution to the dialogue.” (Babatunde Durosinmi–Etti, Honourable Commissioner of the Ministry of Environment of Lagos State, Nigeria)

“As an intellectual guidepost, this book should be read by responsible politicians, bureacrats, administrators and planners for the benefit of their constituents and stakeholders.” (Yoshiharu Izaki, the mayor of Nagareyama city, which is the fastest growing city in Japan amid the ongoing decline in population)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction: Climate Change and Cities—Perspectives, Planning and People

    Cheshmehzangi, Ali (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Stakeholder Methods to Climate Change and Sustainable Development

    Cheshmehzangi, Ali (et al.)

    Pages 23-68

  • Case Study Reviews: People, Perspective and Planning

    Cheshmehzangi, Ali (et al.)

    Pages 69-131

  • The Review of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): People, Perspective and Planning

    Cheshmehzangi, Ali (et al.)

    Pages 133-156

  • Sustainable Urban Development in the Age of Climate Change

    Cheshmehzangi, Ali (et al.)

    Pages 157-182

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1388-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1387-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Urban Development in the Age of Climate Change
Book Subtitle
People: The Cure or Curse
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-1388-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-1388-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-1387-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 188
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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