Organizers: Florian Koch (Universidad del Norte – Barranquilla, CO and Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ Leipzig DE); Mark Kammerbauer (The University of Queensland, AU and School of Applied Sciences Nürnberg, DE).
Cities and climate change form complex relationships. As important emitters of green house gases, cities are the places where mitigation and adaptation should take place. But they are also highly affected by climate change: global urban areas face increasing risks resulting from climate change-related phenomena such as extreme weather events, changing rainfall patterns, and sea-level rise. Within this context, climate adaptation and especially adaptive planning become urgent tasks for cities. They are important aspects of risk reduction and possibly prevention, and they can help reduce urban vulnerability. As stated in the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2014), a significant share of research considers adaptation as a problem-free process, capable of delivering positive outcomes for climate change adaptation. Yet, such notions underestimate the complexity of adaptation as a social process.
Therefore, the stream invites contributions that focus on the social and political dimension of adaptive planning in cities of the Global North and the Global South. Proposed papers should go beyond a purely technical understanding of climate adaptation and current media-oriented approaches, e.g. the “smart city” concept. We are looking for authors who deal with a) the tensions between climate adaptation and other political goals such as social cohesion or competitiveness, b) multi-level governance processes of climate change.
C3 Contesting Adaptive Planning: Climate Change Urban Adaptation and Implementation Complexities in the Global Urban South and North
Chairs: Florian Koch (Centre for Environmental Research UFZ Leipzig) and Mark Kammerbauer (The University of Queensland, AU and School of Applied Sciences Nürnberg, DE).
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