Building Resilient Cities From Risk Assesment to Redevelopment

This paper by urban strategist Jeb Brugmann is one of three documents arising from the “Building Climate Resilience in Cities” workshop series. It explains one of the core concepts developed through our workshop series. This new strategic planning framework, called a “Resilience Zone” is introduced and explored through a four-stage development process.

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Some years ago, a woman called me a racist when I remarked that population was a critical factor in global warming. She assuming that I was attacking the populations of developing countries, whereas I was trying to make the point that it was the developed countries that were contributing the most to the problem. The following is from a review in http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17332183-countdown

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The following article was written by George Morrison (member of Citizens Climate Lobby)

First of all, we know that the earth system is accumulating heat.

We know this because satellites can measure the amount of incoming solar radiation versus the outgoing longwave radiation at the very top of the atmosphere. And more is coming in than leaving.

So we know that, in aggregrate, the oceans, ice and land are...

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The United Nations Emissions Program (UNEP) has prepared a number of reports on the gap between the non-binding pledges that were made during COP 15 (the Copenhagen Agreement) and the maximum temperature rise of 2oC that was the objective of the pledges.

The UNEP Emissions Gap Report was prepared for COP 16 (Cancun) but the Appendices...

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