Building Policies, Plans, and Cities to Manage Extreme Weather Events: Perspectives from Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture



All regions of the global are experiencing unstable weather and climate conditions that are unfavorable for human well-being and which place a disproportionate burden on the poor, people of color, people who live in the global south and marginalized groups. Societal risks of extreme events are driven by carbon-based industrialization, the ways in which we design and build cities, the ways in which we manage extreme events, and the differential ways socials groups develop capacity to cope with these events. Adaptive governance approaches and collaboration across professions of public health, engineering, architecture, urban planning, public works, emergency management, and meteorology can shape more resilient planning and design responses to extreme weather events.


Climate change Extreme events Governance Public health Global health 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY)BuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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