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education: the role of schooling for increasing societies' adaptive capacities in El Salvador and Bazil. Ecology and Society 17(2): 2. ABSTRACT. With a worldwide increase in disasters, the effects of climate change are already being felt, and it is the urban poor in developing countries who are most at risk. There is an urgent need to better understand the(More)
The De part ment's field of re search cov ers the en tire pro cess of plan ning, con struc tion and man age ment, from con cep tuali sation to de mo li tion and re use. Re search stud ies in clude tech nol ogy as well as so cial stud ies, hu man i ties and arts. These can be stud ied in an in ter-dis ci plin ary and multi-dis ci plin ary way, or more(More)
Climate change poses a serious challenge to sustainable urban development worldwide. In Sweden, climate change work at the city level emerged in 1996 and has long had a focus on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. City planners' " adaptation turn " is recent and still ongoing. This paper presents a meta-evaluation of Swedish municipal adaptation(More)
The effects of 'natural' disasters in cities can be worse than in other environments, with poor and marginalised urban communities in the developing world being most at risk. To avoid post-disaster destruction and the forced eviction of these communities, proactive and preventive urban planning, including housing, is required. This paper examines current(More)
Operationalizing ecosystem-based adaptation: harnessing ecosystem services to buffer communities against climate change. ABSTRACT. Ecosystem-based approaches for climate change adaptation are promoted at international, national, and local levels by both scholars and practitioners. However, local planning practices that support these approaches are(More)
Climate change and disasters pose a serious risk to sustainable development. In the South, local coping strategies are an important element of adaptation to climate and disaster risk. Such strategies have emerged because of the limited assistance provided by urban actors and associated social security and governance systems. In the North, in contrast, local(More)
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