Climate change is changing the context of spatial planning and shaping its priorities. It has strengthened its environmental dimension and has become a new rationale for coordinating actions and integrating different policy priorities.

This book sets out the economic, social and environmental challenges that climate change raises for urban and regional planners and explores current and potential responses. These are set within the context of recent research and scholarly works on the role of spatial planning in combating climate change. Addressing both mitigation measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to the effects of climate change, the book provides an overview of emerging practice, with analysis of the drivers of policy change and practical implementation of measures. It scopes planning issues and opportunities at different spatial scales, drawing on both the UK and international experiences and highlighting the need to link global and local responses to shared risks and opportunities.

part |2 pages

Part 1 The Challenge of Climate Change: Adaptation, Mitigation and Vulnerability

chapter 1|12 pages

Climate Change and Spatial Planning Responses

BySimin Davoudi, Jenny Crawford, Abid Mehmood

chapter 4|9 pages

Patterns of Settlement Compared

ByNick Green, John Handley

chapter 5|15 pages

Transport Policies and Climate Change

ByDavid Banister, Jillian Anable

chapter 7|11 pages

Climate Change Vulnerability:A New Threat to Poverty Alleviation in Developing Countries

ByKirsten Halsnæs, Nethe Veje Laursen

chapter 8|11 pages

Climate Change Vulnerability: Planning Challenges for Small Islands

ByThanasis Kizos, Ioannis Spilanis, Abid Mehmood

part |2 pages

Part 2 Strategic Planning Responses

chapter |4 pages

Part 2 Strategic Planning Responses Introduction to Part 2

ByJenny Crawford

chapter 11|19 pages

Climate Change and Australian Urban Resilience:The Limits of Ecological Modernization as an Adaptive Strategy

ByJason Byrne, Brendan Gleeson, Michael Howes, Wendy Steele

chapter 13|14 pages

Planning for Offshore Wind Energy in Northern Europe

ByStephen Jay

chapter 14|10 pages

Sustainable Construction and Design in UK Planning

ByYvonne Rydin

chapter 15|14 pages

Making Space for Water: Spatial Planning and Water Management in the Netherlands

ByJochem de Vries and Maarten Wolsink

chapter 16|12 pages

Climate Change and Flood Risk Methodologies in the UK

ByAndrew Coleman

part |2 pages

Part 3 Implementation, Governance and Engagement

chapter 17|13 pages

Use of Scenarios for Climate Change Adaptation in Spatial Planning

ByElizabeth Wilson

chapter 19|13 pages

Planning for Green Infrastructure:Adapting to Climate Change

BySusannah Gill, John Handley, Roland Ennos, Paul Nolan

chapter 20|10 pages

A Climate of Planning: Swedish Municipal Responses to Climate Change

ByRichard Langlais

chapter 22|13 pages

Planning and Governance of Climate Change

ByHarriet Bulkeley

chapter 23|12 pages

Public Engagement in Planning for Renewable Energy

ByClaire Haggett