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Planning Theory & Practice

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.

Planning Theory & Practice