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    Keywords: Stadtplanung ; Klimaänderung ; Meeresspiegel ; Erhöhung ; Stadtökologie ; Stadtsoziologie
    Description / Table of Contents: A cutting exploration of how cities drive climate change while being on the frontlines of the coming climate crisis. How will climate change affect our lives? Where will its impacts be most deeply felt? Are we doing enough to protect ourselves from the coming chaos? In Extreme Cities, Ashley Dawson argues that cities are ground zero for climate change, contributing the lion’s share of carbon to the atmosphere, while also lying on the frontlines of rising sea levels. Today, the majority of the world’s megacities are located in coastal zones, yet few of them are adequately prepared for the floods that will increasingly menace their shores. Instead, most continue to develop luxury waterfront condos for the elite and industrial facilities for corporations. These not only intensify carbon emissions, but also place coastal residents at greater risk when water levels rise. In Extreme Cities, Dawson offers an alarming portrait of the future of our cities as varied as Jakarta, Dehli, Port-au-Prince and Sao Paulo, describing the efforts of Staten Island, New York, and Shishmareff, Alaska residents to relocate; Holland’s models for defending against the seas; and the development of New York City before and after Hurricane Sandy. Our best hope lies not with fortified sea walls, he argues. Rather, it lies with urban movements already fighting to remake our cities in a more just and equitable way.
    Pages: v, 378 Seiten , Illustrationen
    ISBN: 9781784780364
    Language: English
    Note: Introduction: extreme city , Capital sinks , Environmental blowback , Sea change , The jargon of resilience , Climate apartheid , Disaster communism , Conclusion: urban futures
    Branch Library: IASS Library
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    Cambridge, Mass. [u.a.] : MIT Press
    Keywords: Klimaänderung ; Umweltpolitik ; Bürgerbeteiligung ; Psychologie
    Pages: XIX, 279 S. , Ill. , 23 cm
    ISBN: 0262515857 , 0262015447 , 9780262515856 , 9780262015448
    Language: English
    Branch Library: IASS Library
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