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The Geography of Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Africa

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Explores several in depth case studies in climate change adaptation response in Urban Africa

  • Focuses on the geography of urban adaptation to climate in Africa

  • Discusses future directions for climate change adaptation response from multiple perspectives

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
  3. Urban Climate Change Adaptation in Africa: Towards Policy and Practice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 273-273
  4. Climate Change Adaptation Planning and Institutional Responses in Urban Africa

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 389-389
    2. Toward Citizen-Led Planning for Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Ghana: Hints from Japanese ‘Machizukuri’ Activities

      • Seth Asare Okyere, Stephen Kofi Diko, Matthew Abunyewah, Michihiro Kita
      Pages 391-419
    3. Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Ghana: The Spatial Planning Dimension

      • Patrick Brandful Cobbinah, Nelson Nyabanyi N-yanbini
      Pages 421-450

About this book

This book take a comprehensive look at several cases of climate change adaptation responses across various sectors and geographical areas in urban Africa and places them within a solid theoretical context. Each chapter is a state-of-the-art overview of a significant topic on climate change adaptation in urban Africa and is written by a leading expert in the field. 

In addition to the focus on the geography of urban adaptation to climate in Africa, this collection offers a broader perspective by blending the use of case studies and theory based research. It examines transformations in climate change adaptation in urban Africa and its future orientation from the perspectives of urban planners, political economists, environmentalists, ecologists, economists and geographers, thereby addressing the challenges facing African cities adaptation responses from all angles. 

Providing up-to-date and authoritative contributions covering the key aspects of climate change adaptation in urban Africa, this book will be of great interest to policymakers, practitioners, scholars and students of geography, urban development and management, environmental science and policy, disaster management, as well as those in the field of urban planning.


Patrick Brandful Cobbinah is a Lecturer in Land Use and Environmental Planning at the Department of Planning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Patrick’s background is in human geography with broad experience in urban and regional planning gained through teaching and research conducted at universities in Ghana and Australia. 

Michael Addaney is a Senior Research Assistant at the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana and PhD candidate at the Research Institute of Environmental Law, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China. Michael’s research interests broadly focus on the role of international human rights law in framing and implementing responses to sustainability challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Keywords

  • climate change
  • Sustainable Urban Development
  • food security in Africa
  • urban agriculture
  • gender and poverty in Africa
  • Urban planning
  • Urban management theories
  • climate change adaptation
  • Urban land governance
  • housing and property rights in Africa
  • Urban land governance
  • urban Africa
  • Climate change management
  • Environmental Geography
  • urban geography and urbanism
  • climate change impacts

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Planning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

    Patrick Brandful Cobbinah

  • Research Institute of Environmental Law, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

    Michael Addaney

About the editors

Patrick Brandful Cobbinah is a lecturer in Land Use and Environmental Planning at the Department of Planning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Patrick’s background is in human geography with broad experience in urban and regional planning gained through teaching and research conducted at universities in Ghana and Australia. 

Michael Addaney is a senior research assistant at the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana and PhD candidate at the Research Institute of Environmental Law, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China. Michael’s research interests broadly focus on the role of international human rights law in framing and implementing responses to sustainability challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Geography of Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Africa

  • Editors: Patrick Brandful Cobbinah, Michael Addaney

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04873-0

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-04872-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-04873-0

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXVI, 548

  • Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Environmental Sciences, Climate Sciences, Physical Geography, Urban Sociology

Buying options

eBook
USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-04873-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)