Next Article in Journal
Proposal to Foster Sustainability through Circular Economy-Based Engineering: A Profitable Chain from Waste Management to Tunnel Lighting
Previous Article in Journal
Value-Added-Based Accounting of CO2 Emissions: A Multi-Regional Input-Output Approach
Previous Article in Special Issue
Unpacking the Pacific Urban Agenda: Resilience Challenges and Opportunities
Article Menu
Issue 12 (December) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Sustainability 2017, 9(12), 2224; doi:10.3390/su9122224

A Review of Urban Planning Research for Climate Change

1
Center for Modern Chinese City Studies, School of Urban and Regional Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
2
Research Center for Eco Civilization, Shanghai Institute of Eco-Chongming, Shanghai 200062, China
3
Institute of Ecological Urbanization and Green Building, Shenyang Jianzhu University, Shenyang 110168, China
4
Institute for Innovation and Strategic Studies, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 30 October 2017 / Revised: 25 November 2017 / Accepted: 27 November 2017 / Published: 2 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Climate Resilient Urban Development)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [7012 KB, uploaded 2 December 2017]   |  

Abstract

This paper identified the research focus and development tendency of urban planning and climate change research from 1990 to 2016 using CiteSpace, which is based on the Web of Science database. Through cluster analysis and a document sorting method, the research direction of city planning and climate change were mainly divided into four academic groupings, 15 clusters with homogenous themes representing the current research focus direction at the sub-level. The detailed study on the framework presented three mainstream developing directions: (1) The index assessment and spatial simulation on the impact of urban spatial systems for climate change have become important methods to identify and improve the adaptability of urban space. (2) Adaptive governance as a bottom-up strategy giving priority to institutional adaptation policy and collaborative polices for responding to climate change has become the hot direction in recent years. (3) The policies of urban public health-related urban equity, vulnerability, and environmental sustainability were addressed especially during the period from 2007 to 2009. Dynamic evolution trends of the research field were discussed: (1) The total numbers of papers in this field increased distinctly between 2005 and 2008, research focus shifted from single-dimension to multi-dimension comprehensive studies, and the humanism tendency was obvious. (2) After 2010, research on multi-level governance and spatial adaptation strategies became the key issues, and a bottom-up level adaptation policies were addressed. Finally, the critical influence of the important literature and the forefront issues of the research field were put forward. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban planning; climate change; knowledge map; CiteSpace; collaborative planning; city level urban planning; climate change; knowledge map; CiteSpace; collaborative planning; city level
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Jiang, Y.; Hou, L.; Shi, T.; Gui, Q. A Review of Urban Planning Research for Climate Change. Sustainability 2017, 9, 2224.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top