Special Issue "Climate Resilient Cities and Communities"
A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: the adaptation of human activities to climatic change, especially agriculture; sustainable community development; rural development; land use planning; strategic management/planning of development including agriculture; community participation; the dynamics and planning of urban agriculture; including pioneer work on adaptation behavior under stressful conditions; sustainable transport policies
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Climate change and variability (CCV) has finally become a recognized world phenomenon. Apart from the multitude of attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which is one of the issues human society has to cope with, there are also the impacts on human activities and how to manage the continuation of human activities in many different territories, cities, and communities. It is no easy matter to face and undertake appropriate actions to reduce the negative impacts of CCV on many activities, such as agriculture and fishing and as well on cities and communities where the bulk of the world’s population live. Resilience implies the ability to endure the negative impacts of CCV on cities and communities and their economic activities upon which cities and communities are generally based. How can we continue despite the difficulties that CCV has often caused to cities and communities? How can cities and communities become resilient? Can our governments take on the challenges of this and contribute to building resilience in our cities and communities? What other actors can play important roles in building resilience in response to CCV? In this Special Issue, we plan to encourage researchers to communicate practitioners’, citizens’, and hopefully politicians’ ability to participate in demonstrating how some cities and communities have managed to build resilience in the face of CCV, something that requires a great deal of openness and patience on the part of the actors involved. We are interested, then, in how resilient cities and communities have been able to emerge and keep their citizens involved and the activities in their cities and communities able to come to terms with the effects of CCV and contribute to building, managing, and maintaining resilient and sustainable cities and communities.
Prof. Dr. Christopher Bryant
Manuscript Submission Information
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- climate change and variability
- resilience building
- building and maintaining climate resilient cities and communities
- resilience building actors
- participation of citizens of all types in resilience building in the face of CCV