Integration of urban science and urban climate adaptation research: opportunities to advance climate action

Rimjhim M. Aggarwal, Marina Alberti, Melissa Allen-Dumas, Luís M.A. Bettencourt, Christopher Boone, Christa Brelsford, Vanesa Castán Broto, Hallie Eakin, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, Sara Meerow, Celine D’Cruz, Aromar Revi, Debra C. Roberts, Michael E. Smith, Abigail York, Tao Lin, Xuemei Bai, William Solecki, Diane Pataki, Luís Bojorquez TapiaMarcy Rockman, Marc Wolfram, Peter Schlosser, Nicolas Gauthier

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Abstract

There is a growing recognition that responding to climate change necessitates urban adaptation. We sketch a transdisciplinary research effort, arguing that actionable research on urban adaptation needs to recognize the nature of cities as social networks embedded in physical space. Given the pace, scale and socioeconomic outcomes of urbanization in the Global South, the specificities and history of its cities must be central to the study of how well-known agglomeration effects can facilitate adaptation. The proposed effort calls for the co-creation of knowledge involving scientists and stakeholders, especially those historically excluded from the design and implementation of urban development policies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number32
Journalnpj Urban Sustainability
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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