— City Preparedness For The Climate Crisis

Book

City Preparedness for the Climate Crisis.

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Exploring the ways that contemporary urban life takes the Holocene for granted, this multidisciplinary book warns that anthropogenic environmental impacts are on course to challenge the viability of most human settlements. It highlights how, despite increased warnings, most cities appear to be in denial of the potential impending catastrophes and remain ill-prepared to handle major disruptions.

Chapters offer a critical appraisal of the end of an urban epoch: the Holocene city. Moving from more general aspects of urban vulnerability in the face of the Anthropocene, the book then looks at more specific issues and cases illustrating alternative adaptation pathways. It further analyses existing approaches, movements and networks for urban preparedness for the climate crisis, offering visualisations of the ways these can be improved, conceiving alternative futures and reinventing the city.

A timely resource for this emerging topic, the book will be beneficial to urban studies, environmental science and development studies scholars. Practitioners in urban planning, design, management and evaluation will also find the critical case studies in the book particularly helpful.



Edited by Francisco Javier Carrillo, The World Capital Institute and Emeritus Professor of Knowledge Based Development, Tecnológico de Monterrey, México and Cathy Garner, Honorary Researcher, Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Lancaster University, UK


‘The breadth of concepts, cases, and data outlined in this book provide critical insights into climate change adaptation. Collectively, they serve as a call to action with a clear message: “business as usual” will be insufficient to meet the climate challenges of our future. Cities must be reimagined, and this book is a place to start that work.’

– Ashley D. Ross, Texas A&M University at Galveston, US


‘City Preparedness for the Climate Crisis brings together many of the world’s leading researchers as we all scramble to address urban resilience in the face of climate change. The book gives a comprehensive assessment of where cities are today, what vulnerabilities are most acute, and how we might bring about greater resilience and well-being for the world’s cities. For cities, as outlined in the book’s summary chapter, governance: the need for better collaboration and co-ordination, is paramount. This collection makes an impressive start to this task.’

– Daniel Hoornweg, Ontario Tech University, Canada


Publication Date: 2021
ISBN: 978 1 80088 365 9
Extent: 432 pp

Edward Elgard Publishing

Contributors

Joshua Amponsem, Kirsti S. Anthun, Raphaële Bidault-Waddington, Mike Boni Bazza, Thomas J. Burns, Francisco Javier Carrillo, Charlotte da Cunha, Ana Cristina Fachinelli, Blanca C. Garcia, Cathy Garner, Marie-Claire Graf, Irene Guijt, Jose I. Icaza, David Jones, Sirkku Juhola, Danuta Kaźmierczak, Gavin Keeney, Doug Kelbaugh, Oliver Kellhammer, Monica Lillefjell, Elena Lioubimtseva, Ruca Maass, Lelani M. Mannetti, Janice Ian Manlutac, Ali Modarres, Priscila Nesello, Balbina Nyamakura, Owen O’Carroll, Immaculata Olu Omojola, Lorena Pasquini, Dania Petrik, Velina Petrova, Rafael L. Perini, Angel Eustorgio Rivera, Gibran Rivera, Nathalie Sänger, Theresa Scavenius, Beth Schaefer Caniglia, Tatiana Schreiner, Stephan A. Schwartz, Sheona Shackleton, Daniel South, Nigel South, Meggan Spires, Ravindra K. Srivastava, Kate Strachan, Anja Wejs, Omar Zermeño, Gina Ziervogel.

Contents

CONTENTS

Foreword (xvi)
Sirkku Juhola
Preface (xxi)
Acknowledgments (xxvi)
Introduction: farewell to the Holocene city (1)
Francisco Javier Carrillo

PART I: URBAN CLIMATE VULNERABILITY
1. Unprecedented challenge: implications for climate resilient urban planning (15)
Anja Wejs
2. Insights and challenges from Oxfam’s disaster management work (26)
Janice Ian Manlutac, Velina Petrova and Irene Guijt
3. Down scale agency (41)
Lelani M. Mannetti
4. 4. The impossibility of accelerated risk management possible pathways (53)
Theresa Scavenius
PART II: PIONEER MOVEMENTS IN CITY PREPAREDNESS
5. Directory of urban preparedness (65)
Tatiana Schreiner
6. Local adaptation plans: comparisons and lessons learned (80)
Charlotte da Cunha and Elena Lioubimtseva
7. Can salutogenesis contribute to prepare cities for climate change? (93)
Ruca Maass, Monica Lillefjell and Kirsti S. Anthun
8. Competencies for viable subsistence (106)
Danuta Kaźmierczak
PART III: INDICATORS AND BENCHMARKING
9. Cities and climate change: a review of current metrics (118)
Priscila Nesello and Ana Cristina Fachinelli
10. Knowledge city benchmarking and the MAKCi experience (129)
Blanca C. Garcia
11. Learnings from knowledge-based development metrics (141)
Ana Cristina Fachinelli, Rafael L. Perini and Priscila Nesello
12. Capital systems for city preparedness: a framework (152)(157)
Omar Zermeño
PART IV: DEEP INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE MARKETS FOR CITY PREPAREDNESS
13. Deep innovation (164)
Thomas J. Burns
14. Knowledge markets regimes for the urban climate emergency (177)
Francisco Javier Carrillo
15. The sharing cosmopolis: prosperity without growth (195)
Douglas Kelbaugh
16. Effective collaborative climate change governance in urban areas (209)
Lorena Pasquini, Dania Petrik, Balbina Nyamakura, Kate Strachan, Meggan Spires, Sheona Shackleton and Gina Ziervogel
PART V: STAYING WITH URBAN TROUBLE
17. Urban dysfunctionalities before the Anthropocene (225)
Ali Modarres
18. Bunkerization: elite preparedness and retreat in the Anthropocene (234)
Daniel South and Nigel South
19. Climate change, migration, and preparedness (244)
Stephan A. Schwartz
20. Relocation and climate migration (256)
Immaculata Olu Omojola and Mike Boni Bazza
PART VI: URBAN FUTURES
21. Urban autonomous zones and the mitigation of climate disasters (268)
Oliver Kellhammer
22. Urban relational capital and new transaction regimes (281)
Angel Eustorgio Rivera, Gibran Rivera and Francisco Javier Carrillo
23. Neo-medievalism: self-governed sub national governments (292)
Ravindra K. Srivastava
24. An object-oriented framework for subsistence assurance (304)
Jose I. Icaza
PART VII: RE-IMAGINING THE CITY
25. Political economies of ‘The Commons’ (319)
Gavin Keeney, Owen O’Carroll and David S. Jones
26. A youth perspective on green local urban futures (331)
Joshua Amponsem, Nathalie Sänger and Marie-Claire Graf
27. Fostering resilient co-learning ecosystems in the city (344)
Raphaële Bidault-Waddington
28. Regenerative urban development (357)
Beth Schaefer Caniglia Conclusion to City Preparedness for the Climate Crisis (371)
Cathy Garner