Climate Change Vulnerability in Southern African Cities: Building Knowledge for Adaptation by Silvia MacchiClimate Change Vulnerability in Southern African Cities: Building Knowledge for Adaptation by Silvia Macchi

Climate Change Vulnerability in Southern African Cities: Building Knowledge for Adaptation

bySilvia MacchiEditorMaurizio Tiepolo

Hardcover | March 10, 2014

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In recent decades, extreme rains and drought have struck urban regions in Africa like never before. Nevertheless, limited information is available on which to base development of early warning systems, identification of high-risk zones and formulation of local action plans. This book is about how to build the knowledge necessary for planning adaptation to climate change in Sub-Saharan cities. It brings together lessons learned from international development actions conducted by a number of scholars in disciplines ranging from meteorology and hydrogeology to urban planning and environmental management. Selected methods to assess the impacts of extreme weather and ecological stress are presented along with possible approaches to improve the adaptive capacity of Sub-Saharan cities through institutional measures at the local government level. The book is addressed to graduate students, researchers and practitioners interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills in order to integrate climate change into applied research and development projects in urban Africa.
Maurizio Tiepolo is an Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. His skills range from climate change risk mapping in urban and rural areas, regional development planning, monitoring and evaluation of local development plans, local taxation assessment and informal settlement regularization. Sin...
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Title:Climate Change Vulnerability in Southern African Cities: Building Knowledge for AdaptationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:246 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:March 10, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319006711

ISBN - 13:9783319006710

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Table of Contents

Adaptation to Incremental Climate Stress in Urban Regions: Tailoring an Approach to Large Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa.- Flood Risk Reduction and Climate Change in Large Cities South of the Sahara.- Climate Change Impacts and Institutional Response Capacity in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.- Climate Change Effects on Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Dar es Salaam: Developing Exposure Scenarios for Vulnerability Assessment.- Urban Sprawl as a Factor of Vulnerability to Climate Change: Monitoring Land Cover Change in Dar es Salaam.- Linking Adaptive Capacity and Peri-Urban Features: The Findings of a Household Survey in Dar es Salaam.- Mainstreaming Adaptation into Urban Development and Environmental Management Planning: A Literature Review and Lessons from Tanzania.- Knowledge Sharing on Climate Change as a Resource for Adaptation Processes: the Case of Malika, Senegal.- Climate Change Hazards Identification in the Maputo Area.- Impacts of Ocean Dynamics, Climate Change and Human Pressure on the African East Coast: The Case of Maputo.- Flood-Prone Areas due to Heavy Rains and Sea Level Rise in the Municipality of Maputo.- Flood Risk due to Heavy Rains and Rising Sea Levels in the Municipality of Maputo.- Ongoing and Future Flood Adaptation Measures in the Municipality of Maputo.- Linking Vulnerability and Change: A Study in Caia District, Mozambique.

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From the book reviews:"The book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of climate-related hazards and the impact they have on areas prone to them, of the capacity of local populations to adapt and of local authorities' ability to respond. It further provides a good overview of methods used to estimate levels of risk and vulnerability, tools that are useful when planning adaptation to climate change in large cities." (Lorena Pasquini, Urban Africa, July, 2014)