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City Preparedness for the Climate Crisis

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City Preparedness for the Climate Crisis

A Multidisciplinary Approach

9781800883659 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Francisco Javier Carrillo, The World Capital Institute and Emeritus Professor of Knowledge Based Development, Tecnológico de Monterrey, México and Cathy Garner, Honorary Researcher, Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Lancaster University, UK
Publication Date: November 2021 ISBN: 978 1 80088 365 9 Extent: c 432 pp
Exploring the ways that contemporary urban life takes the Holocene for granted, this multidisciplinary book warns that anthropogenic environmental impacts are on course to challenge the viability of most human settlements. It highlights how, despite increased warnings, most cities appear to be in denial of the potential impending catastrophes and remain ill-prepared to handle major disruptions.

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Exploring the ways that contemporary urban life takes the Holocene for granted, this multidisciplinary book warns that anthropogenic environmental impacts are on course to challenge the viability of most human settlements. It highlights how, despite increased warnings, most cities appear to be in denial of the potential impending catastrophes and remain ill-prepared to handle major disruptions.
 
Chapters offer a critical appraisal of the end of an urban epoch: the Holocene city. Moving from more general aspects of urban vulnerability in the face of the Anthropocene, the book then looks at more specific issues and cases illustrating alternative adaptation pathways. It further analyses existing approaches, movements and networks for urban preparedness for the climate crisis, offering visualisations of the ways these can be improved, conceiving alternative futures and reinventing the city.
 
A timely resource for this emerging topic, the book will be beneficial to urban studies, environmental science and development studies scholars. Practitioners in urban planning, design, management and evaluation will also find the critical case studies in the book particularly helpful.
Critical Acclaim
‘The breadth of concepts, cases, and data outlined in this book provide critical insights into climate change adaptation. Collectively, they serve as a call to action with a clear message: “business as usual” will be insufficient to meet the climate challenges of our future. Cities must be reimagined, and this book is a place to start that work.’
– Ashley D. Ross, Texas A&M University at Galveston, US

‘City Preparedness for the Climate Crisis brings together many of the world’s leading researchers as we all scramble to address urban resilience in the face of climate change. The book gives a comprehensive assessment of where cities are today, what vulnerabilities are most acute, and how we might bring about greater resilience and well-being for the world’s cities. For cities, as outlined in the book’s summary chapter, governance: the need for better collaboration and co-ordination, is paramount. This collection makes an impressive start to this task.’
– Daniel Hoornweg, Ontario Tech University, Canada
Contributors
Contributors include: Joshua Amponsem, Kirsti S. Anthun, Raphaële Bidault-Waddington, Mike Boni Bazza, Thomas J. Burns, Francisco Javier Carrillo, Charlotte da Cunha, Ana Cristina Fachinelli, Blanca C. Garcia, Cathy Garner, Marie-Claire Graf, Irene Guijt, Jose I. Icaza, David Jones, Sirkku Juhola, Danuta Kaźmierczak, Gavin Keeney, Doug Kelbaugh, Oliver Kellhammer, Monica Lillefjell, Elena Lioubimtseva, Ruca Maass, Lelani M. Mannetti, Janice Ian Manlutac, Ali Modarres, Priscila Nesello, Balbina Nyamakura, Owen O’Carroll, Immaculata Olu Omojola, Lorena Pasquini, Dania Petrik, Velina Petrova, Rafael L. Perini, Angel Eustorgio Rivera, Gibran Rivera, Nathalie Sänger, Theresa Scavenius, Beth Schaefer Caniglia, Tatiana Schreiner, Stephan A. Schwartz, Sheona Shackleton, Daniel South, Nigel South, Meggan Spires, Ravindra K. Srivastava, Kate Strachan, Anja Wejs, Omar Zermeño, Gina Ziervogel
Contents
Contents:

Foreword xvi
Sirkku Juhola
Preface xxi
Acknowledgments xxvi
Introduction: farewell to the Holocene city 1
Francisco Javier Carrillo

PART I URBAN CLIMATE VULNERABILITY
1 Unprecedented challenge: implications for climate resilient
urban planning 15
Anja Wejs
2 Insights and challenges from Oxfam’s disaster management work 26
Janice Ian Manlutac, Velina Petrova and Irene Guijt
3 Down scale agency 41
Lelani M. Mannetti
4 The impossibility of accelerated risk management possible
pathways 53
Theresa Scavenius

PART II PIONEER MOVEMENTS IN CITY PREPAREDNESS
5 Directory of urban preparedness 65
Tatiana Schreiner
6 Local adaptation plans: comparisons and lessons learned 80
Charlotte da Cunha and Elena Lioubimtseva
7 Can salutogenesis contribute to prepare cities for climate change? 93
Ruca Maass, Monica Lillefjell and Kirsti S. Anthun
8 Competencies for viable subsistence 106
Danuta Kaźmierczak

PART III INDICATORS AND BENCHMARKING
9 Cities and climate change: a review of current metrics 118
Priscila Nesello and Ana Cristina Fachinelli
10 Knowledge city benchmarking and the MAKCi experience 129
Blanca C. Garcia
11 Learnings from knowledge-based development metrics 141
Ana Cristina Fachinelli, Rafael L. Perini and Priscila Nesello
12 Capital systems for city preparedness: a framework 152
Omar Zermeño

PART IV DEEP INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE
MARKETS FOR CITY PREPAREDNESS
13 Deep innovation 164
Thomas J. Burns
14 Knowledge markets regimes for the urban climate emergency 177
Francisco Javier Carrillo
15 The sharing cosmopolis: prosperity without growth 195
Douglas Kelbaugh
16 Effective collaborative climate change governance in urban areas 209
Lorena Pasquini, Dania Petrik, Balbina Nyamakura, Kate
Strachan, Meggan Spires, Sheona Shackleton and Gina Ziervogel

PART V STAYING WITH URBAN TROUBLE
17 Urban dysfunctionalities before the Anthropocene 225
Ali Modarres
18 Bunkerization: elite preparedness and retreat in the Anthropocene 234
Daniel South and Nigel South
19 Climate change, migration, and preparedness 244
Stephan A. Schwartz
20 Relocation and climate migration 256
Immaculata Olu Omojola and Mike Boni Bazza

PART VI URBAN FUTURES
21 Urban autonomous zones and the mitigation of climate disasters 268
Oliver Kellhammer
22 Urban relational capital and new transaction regimes 281
Angel Eustorgio Rivera, Gibran Rivera and Francisco Javier Carrillo
23 Neo-medievalism: self-governed sub national governments 292
Ravindra K. Srivastava
24 An object-oriented framework for subsistence assurance 304
Jose I. Icaza

PART VII RE-IMAGINING THE CITY
25 Political economies of ‘The Commons’ 319
Gavin Keeney, Owen O’Carroll and David S. Jones
26 A youth perspective on green local urban futures 331
Joshua Amponsem, Nathalie Sänger and Marie-Claire Graf
27 Fostering resilient co-learning ecosystems in the city 344
Raphaële Bidault-Waddington
28 Regenerative urban development 357
Beth Schaefer Caniglia
Conclusion to City Preparedness for the Climate Crisis 371
Cathy Garner

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