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Resilient Urban Futures

New work by Timon McPherson and the Urban Systems Lab


Resilient Urban Futures, published recently by Springer Scientific, explores the ways in which cities are profoundly impacted by climate change, and strategies for cultivating more resilient and sustainable futures. Based on practical experience in participatory visioning in nine Latin American and U.S. cities, the volume provides tools for engaging urban communities in resilience strategies. Authors of this open access volume engage issues such as urban climate inequity, modeling and communicating the impact of extreme climate and weather, as well as visioning equitable, positive, and resilient futures.

About Resilient Urban Futures This open access book addresses the way in which urban and urbanizing regions profoundly impact and are impacted by climate change. Based on practical experience in participatory visioning in nine Latin American and U.S. cities this book provides models for how cities can develop anticipatory and long-range planning capacities for more resilient futures, earnest collaboration across disciplines, and radical reconfigurations of the power regimes that have institutionalized the disenfranchisement of minority groups. To view click here. Editors: Zoé A. Hamstead, David M. Iwaniec, Timon McPhearson, Marta Berbés-Blázquez, Elizabeth M. Cook, Tischa A. Muñoz-Erickson Presented by the Urban Systems Lab at The New School, the Urban Resilience to Extreme Weather Events Sustainability Research Network (URExSRN), University of California at Berkeley, and Urban Studies Institute at Georgia State University.

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