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Green CITYnomics: The Urban War against Climate Change
Green CITYnomics: The Urban War against Climate Change presents a rich set of contributions by a highly diverse group of 45 of the world's leading urban experts on climate change. In particular, it illustrates the desire some cities are already demonstrating in engaging in this war. The book is organised into four sections. First, contributors discuss the challenges of making an integrated assessment of the impact of climate change in our urban centres. Second, the book examines the options and challenges for policy-makers. Third, specific aspects of health, air quality, land use and water supply are examined. Finally, the focus moves to specific aspects of solar heating, urban heat island intensity, building emissions and urban planning education. Each of the cities and urban centres discussed -- from Hong Kong to Dresden; from Mexico City to Qatar -- are, in their own ways, heroes and examples to us all. This book provides a compelling manifesto for the world's cities in their 'Urban War against Climate Change'. It will be essential reading for climate scientists, national and local policy-makers and scholars worldwide.

Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing in association with GSE Research

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Free Content Preliminary Material
pp. i-xv(15)

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Free Content Introduction
pp. 1-15(15)
Author: Tang, Kenny

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Climate change: a tipping point for a move towards sustainable development?
pp. 16-31(16)
Authors: Katzschner, Tania; Oelofse, Gregg

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A blueprint for the integrated assessment of climate change in cities
pp. 32-52(21)
Authors: Dawson, Richard; Hall, Jim; Barr, Stuart; Batty, Mike; Bristow, Abigail; Carney, Sebastian; Dagoumas, Athanasios; Evans, Stephen; Ford, Alistair; Harwatt, Helen; Köhler, Jonathan; Tight, Miles; Walsh, Claire; Zanni, Alberto

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Climate change impacts and responses in Hong Kong: Vulnerable environment, infrastructure and economy
pp. 53-71(19)
Authors: Tracy, Alexandra; Loh, Christine; Stevenson, Andrew

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Municipal Adaptation Planning (MAP): A city-based framework for climate change adaptation
pp. 72-88(17)
Authors: Mukheibir, Pierre; Ziervogel, Gina

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Climate change and policy-making in the Baltic Sea region
pp. 109-124(16)
Authors: Leal, Walter; Mannke, Franziska

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Urban local governments and human health in a climate of change
pp. 125-145(21)
Authors: Baum, Scott; Lowe, Katrin; Horton, Stephen

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Better urban air quality and the Clean Development Mechanism: Bringing together local and global interests
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Authors: Bakker, Stefan; Caldés, Natalia; Labriet, Maryse; Lefevre, Thierry; Todoc, Jessie; Leteng, Lin

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Climate change and unsustainable land uses: The case of Repetitive Loss Properties
pp. 172-188(17)
Authors: Schartung, Charles T.; Simpson, David M.

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The contribution of water supply systems to climate change
pp. 189-204(16)
Author: Mithraratne, Nalanie

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A study of urban heat island intensity over Doha, Qatar
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Authors: Sasidharan, N.V.; Govinda Rao, P.; Al-Mulla, Ali Hamed

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