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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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


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

Table of Contents

  • Part I. Introduction
    1. Urbanization in the context of global environmental change
    2. Urban Climate change adaptation and mitigation

    Part II. The state-of-the-art of Smart sustainable cities city solutions
    3. definitions and Directions
    4. climate change adaptation
    5. Climate change mitigation

    Part III. Smart City Assessment Framework
    6. Fundamentals
    7. Tools and Indicators
    8. Inclusion into existing urban sustainability assessment tools
    9. Assessment Framework

    Part IV. Case studies: analysis using the assessment framework
    10. Smart city projects around the world
    11. Case study 1
    12. Case study 2
    13. Case study 3
    14. Conclusions and way forward

Product details

  • No. of pages: 320
  • 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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