Planning Theory & Practice aims to challenge theory and change practice and is distinctive in its commitment to publishing content which combines intellectual rigour with practical impact.
In this Virtual Special Issue we have put together a collection of previously published papers which we believe touch on the key aspects of climate change as addressed by the UN Habitat's New Urban Agenda. We have done this in the lead-up to the 9th World Urban Forum, to be held in February 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We hope to critically inform the debate around the next steps that local, national and international actors will need to take in order to deliver the ambitious objectives of the UN's Agenda 2030 on sustainability from an urban perspective.
These key issues are: the urban dimension of climate change, the role of locally-held knowledge and culture in effectively addressing climate change, the implications of tying Disaster Risk Reduction with Development in order to build resilience for climate change, the meaning of “sustainability” in climate change mitigation and adaptation, the connection between urban poverty and the future impacts of climate change, the relation between public agency and private capitals in climate change policy implementation, the effectiveness of the trans-scalar, trans-national climate change policy, the political implications of international funding mechanisms for climate change.
The below papers are free to access until 30th April 2018.
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- Volume 7 Issue 2 (2006)
- Heather Campbell
Recognition of indigenous water values in Australia's Northern Territory: current progress and ongoing challenges for social justice in water planning
- Volume 14 Issue 4 (2013)
- Sue Jackson & Marcus Barber
Nature-based solutions for the contemporary city/Re-naturing the city/Reflections on urban landscapes, ecosystems services and nature-based solutions in cities/Multifunctional green infrastructure and climate change adaptation: brownfield greening as an adaptation strategy for vulnerable communities?/Delivering green infrastructure through planning: insights from practice in Fingal, Ireland/Planning for biophilic cities: from theory to practice
- Volume 17 Issue 2 (2016)
- Mark Scott, Mick Lennon, Dagmar Haase, Aleksandra Kazmierczak, Gerry Clabby & Tim Beatley
Living with flood risk/The more we know, the more we know we don't know: Reflections on a decade of planning, flood risk management and false precision/Searching for resilience or building social capacities for flood risks?/Participatory floodplain management: Lessons from Bangladesh/Planning and retrofitting for floods: Insights from Australia/Neighbourhood design considerations in flood risk management/Flood risk management – Challenges to the effective implementation of a paradigm shift
- Volume 14 Issue 1 (2013)
- Mark Scott , Iain White , Christian Kuhlicke , Annett Steinführer , Parvin Sultana , Paul Thompson , John Minnery , Eoin O'Neill , Jonathan Cooper , Mark Adamson & Elizabeth Russell
The implementation deficits of adaptation and mitigation: green buildings and water security in Amsterdam and Boston
- Volume 17 Issue 4 (2016)
- Maarten Markus & Federico Savini
The New Urban Agenda: From Vision to Policy and Action/Will the New Urban Agenda Have Any Positive Influence onGovernments and International Agencies?/Informality in the New Urban Agenda: From the Aspirational Policiesof Integration to a Politics of Constructive Engagement/Growing Up or Growing Despair? Prospects for Multi-Sector Progresson City Sustainability Under the NUA/Approaching Risk and Hazards in the New Urban Agenda: ACommentary/Follow-Up and Review of the New Urban Agenda
- Volume 19 Issue 1 (2018)
- Matthias Garschagen, Libby Porter, David Satterthwaite, Arabella Fraser, Ralph Horne ORCID Icon, Michael Nolan, William Solecki, Erin Friedman, Eleni Dellas & Franziska Schreiber