Climate Change Adaptation in North America

Fostering Resilience and the Regional Capacity to Adapt

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ISBN: 978-3-319-53741-2 (Print) 978-3-319-53742-9 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

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    Climate Change Adaptation in North America: A Short Review of Priorities

  3. Climate Adaptation Management in Rural and Urban Areas

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      Pages 7-7

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      Pages 9-26

      Community Deliberation to Build Local Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation: The Rural Climate Dialogues Program

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      Pages 27-49

      A Participatory Process to Design Climate Change Adaptation Measures for the Carmen-Pajonal-Machona Lagoon System in Mexico

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      Pages 51-66

      Experimentalist Regional Governance for Climate Change Adaptation: A Canadian Case Study

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      Pages 67-87

      The Participative Action Research Approach to Climate Change Adaptation in Atlantic Canadian Coastal Communities

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      Pages 89-102

      Recent Harm, Problematic Impacts, and Socially Feasible Adaptation Options to Heatwaves and Heavy Rain Events in New York City

  4. Climate Change and the Built Environment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103

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      Pages 105-117

      A Critical Discussion on the Roles of Institutions on Ports’ Adaptation to the Impacts Posed by Climate Change

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      Pages 119-135

      Beyond Restoration: Planting Coastal Infrastructure

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      Pages 137-157

      COREDAR for Cities: Developing a Capacity Building Tool for Sea-Level Rise Risk Communication and Urban Community-Based Adaptation

  5. Conflicts and Synergies: Adaptation, Resilience and Multi-hazard Mitigation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 159-159

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      Pages 161-175

      A Region Under Threat? Climate Change Impacts, Institutional Change and Response of Local Communities in Coastal Yucatán

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      Pages 177-191

      Designing for Future Uncertainties: Comparative Studies of Two Adaptive Strategies in Urban Design in New York and Sweden

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      Pages 193-208

      Designing with Risk: Balancing Global Risk and Project Risks

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      Pages 209-223

      Coping with Higher Sea Levels and Increased Coastal Flooding in New York City

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      Pages 225-238

      Building an Adaptation Tool for Visualizing the Coastal Impacts of Climate Change on Prince Edward Island, Canada

  6. Information, Communication, Education and Training on Climate Change

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 239-239

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      Pages 241-259

      Effective Public Service Communication Networks for Climate Change Adaptation

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      Pages 261-277

      Speaking Out or Staying Quiet on Climate Change: Broadcast Meteorologists Influenced by the Need to Be Pithy, Popular and Politically Cautious

  7. Climate Change, Planning and Health and Examples from Other Regions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 279-279

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      Pages 281-288

      Urban Planning to Prevent Mosquito-Borne Diseases in the Caribbean

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      Pages 289-304

      Mental Health Impacts of Droughts: Lessons for the U.S. from Australia

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      Pages 305-320

      Linking Science and Policy on Climate Change: The Case of Coquimbo Region, Chile

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      Pages 321-335

      Selection Support Framework Fostering Resilience Based on Neighbourhood Typologies

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