Urban Climate Adaptation and Mitigation

Urban Climate Adaptation and Mitigation

1st Edition - September 1, 2022

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  • Authors: Ayyoob Sharifi, Amir Khavarian
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323855525

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Description

Urban Climate Adaptation and Mitigation offers evidence-based, scientific solutions for improving a city's ability to prepare, recover and adapt to global climate-related events. Bringing together a wide variety of research disciplines to addresses the linkages to climate change adaptation and mitigation topics with planning, transportation and waste management, the book informs different types of stakeholders on how they can enhance their preparation abilities to enable real-time response methods. Application-focused throughout, this book explores the complexities of urban systems and subsystems to support researchers, planners and decision-makers in their efforts toward developing more climate-resilient smart cities.

Key Features

  • Presents a structured, in-depth analysis of smart city cases from around the world
  • Includes evidence-based toolkits and frameworks for assessing contribution of smart city solutions to climate resilience
  • Provides a state-of-the-art literature review and glossary

Readership

Researchers, professors, graduate students, city/region planners, policy makers

Table of Contents

  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Urbanization in the context of global environmental change
  • Abstract
  • 1.1: Global environmental change
  • 1.2: The environmental footprint of cities: A historical perspective
  • 1.3: The urban planet and its implications for resource use and environmental quality
  • 1.4: Challenges of urbanization in the Anthropocene
  • 1.5: Global policy frameworks: An instrument for mainstreaming sustainable urbanism (challenges)
  • 1.6: The need for disruptive solutions
  • 1.7: Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Climate change adaptation and mitigation in cities
  • Abstract
  • 2.1: Climate change and climate change scenarios
  • 2.2: Climate change and cities
  • 2.3: Resilience and climate change adaptation/mitigation
  • 2.4: Climate change adaptation in cities
  • 2.5: Climate change mitigation in cities
  • 2.6: Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 3: Smart cities: Key definitions and new directions
  • Abstract
  • 3.1: Introduction
  • 3.2: Key definitions of the smart city concept
  • 3.3: The genealogy of the concept
  • 3.4: The underlying principles of smart city concept
  • 3.5: Smart cities and climate resilience
  • 3.6: Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Smart city solutions and climate change adaptation: An overview
  • Abstract
  • 4.1: Introduction
  • 4.2: Materials and methods
  • 4.3: Results and discussions
  • 4.4: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 5: Smart city solutions and climate change mitigation: An overview
  • Abstract
  • 5.1: Introduction
  • 5.2: Materials and methods
  • 5.3: Results and discussions
  • 5.4: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 6: The fundamentals of smart city assessment
  • Abstract
  • 6.1: The origin of the smart city assessment
  • 6.2: Different approaches to smart city assessment
  • 6.3: Underlying principles of smart city assessment
  • 6.4: Smart city assessment and climate-resilient planning
  • 6.5: Final remarks
  • References
  • Chapter 7: Assessment tools and indicators for smart city assessment
  • Abstract
  • 7.1: Introduction: An overview of the existing assessment tools
  • 7.2: Different approaches toward smart city assessment
  • 7.3: Various dimensions of smart cities
  • 7.4: Criteria and indicators for smart city assessment
  • 7.5: Inclusion of climate resilience criteria and indicators in smart city assessment tools
  • 7.6: Summary
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Chapter 8: The extent of inclusion of smart city indicators in existing urban sustainability assessment tools
  • Abstract
  • 8.1: Assessment tools as decision-support systems
  • 8.2: Sustainability assessment
  • 8.3: City sustainability assessment tools
  • 8.4: Neighborhood sustainability assessment tools
  • 8.5: The extent of inclusion of smartness indicators in sustainability assessment tools
  • 8.6: Integration of indicators related to climate resilience into the assessment tools
  • 8.7: Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 9: Indicators to assess contributions of smart city solutions and technologies to urban resilience
  • Abstract
  • 9.1: Introduction
  • 9.2: Materials and methods
  • 9.3: Results: The indicators
  • 9.4: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 10: Contributions of smart technologies to disaster resilience
  • Abstract
  • 10.1: Introduction
  • 10.2: Contributions of smart cities to resilience
  • 10.3: Discussions and conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 11: A typology analysis of smart city projects around the world
  • Abstract
  • 11.1: Introduction
  • 11.2: Trends in the development of smart city projects
  • 11.3: Methodology
  • 11.4: Results
  • 11.5: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 12: Urban scale climate change adaptation through smart technologies
  • Abstract
  • 12.1: Introduction
  • 12.2: Overview of the current trends of modern technology applied in the urban environment to address climate change
  • 12.3: The implication of frontier technologies to combat climate change
  • 12.4: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 13: Automated object extraction of satellite imagery to estimate the loss of vegetative land cover and inform climate adaptation actions in San Antonio, Texas
  • Abstract
  • 13.1: Introduction
  • 13.2: Methodology
  • 13.3: Results and discussion
  • 13.4: Conclusions and implications of adaptation policy
  • Appendix: Notes on the methodology caveats
  • References
  • Chapter 14: Smart transformation in Iran, a step toward adaptation and reduction of climate change
  • Abstract
  • 14.1: Introduction
  • 14.2: Smart city and smart transformation
  • 14.3: Climate change and environmental problems in Iran
  • 14.4: Moving toward smart transformation in Iran and the status of smart transformation
  • 14.5: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 15: Technological solutions for adaptation with Iran's water resources crisis
  • Abstract
  • 15.1: Introduction
  • 15.2: Iran's climate change and water resource issues
  • 15.3: Research methodology
  • 15.4: Technological solutions
  • 15.5: Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 16: The way forward for data-driven and climate-resilient cities
  • Abstract
  • 16.1: Contributions of smart solutions and technologies to climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • 16.2: Integrated approaches for maximizing mitigation-adaptation co-benefits and minimizing trade-offs
  • 16.3: Policy and planning considerations for mainstreaming data-driven smart cities
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 376
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: September 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323855525

About the Authors

Ayyoob Sharifi

Ayyoob Sharifi is Assistant Professor at the Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation at Hiroshima University. He is lead author of the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Advisory Board Member of the Future Earth Urban Knowledge Action Network, and former Executive Director of the Global Carbon Project. He is author of Resilience-Oriented Urban Planning: Theoretical and Empirical Insights (2018) and has written extensively for high-profile peer-reviewed journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University, Japan

Amir Khavarian

Amir Khavarian is a researcher with expertise in geography and urban planning. He focuses on disruptive solutions for urban climate change mitigation and adaptation, smart city, sustainable development, and mobility. He and serves as an reviewer for top journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher with expertise in geography and urban planning

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