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Planning for Climate Change: Guide. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners

Planning for Climate Change: Guide. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This report was developed for city planners to better understand, assess and take action on climate change at the local level. Specifically targeted to the needs of planners and allied professionals in low and middle-income countries where the challenges of planning for climate change are particularly high. The guide's strategic, values based planning framework promotes a participatory planning process that integrates local participation and good decision-making. It provides practical tools for addressing climate change through different urban planning processes and supports the "mainstreaming" of climate change actions into other local government policy instruments. There is specific emphasis on the importance of sanitation, water and energy within the evaluation and planning processes.
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Behaviour change, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Energy, Financing, Floods, Mitigation, Monitoring, Participation, Resilience, Risk management, Sanitation, Urban areas, Vulnerability, Water planning, Water scarcity
  • Main target audience: Academia, Civil society, Decision makers, Financial community, Land-use planners, Local governments, Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Policy makers, Practitioners, Private sector, Project managers, Project planners
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Glossary, Guidebook, Information guide, Resource guide
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Published in 2015