Climate change demands urgent action. This call is heard most loudly in rapidly growing urban areas. Cities are key to implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement; a coordinated policy effort to combat climate change and adapt to its effects.
By focusing on cities as the most appropriate site of action and prioritising the protection of infrastructures, climate urbanism is transforming the fabric of everyday life.
This theme examines the history, processes and implications of the rise of climate urbanism as a model for urban development.
– What is climate urbanism and how does it differ from other models of urbanisation?
– What perspectives inform climate urbanism and with what consequences for how we plan and govern our cities?
– How, where, and why is climate urbanism embraced, promoted, or contested?
– How is climate urbanism transforming the physical and social fabric of urban life?