Special Issue "Coping with Climate Change in Developing Countries"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2012)
Prof. Dr. Yosef Jabareen
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Room: 522, Sego Building, Haifa 32000, Israel
Phone: +972 4 8294043
Interests: sustainable development; planning theory; urban planning; climate change; culture and planning
Contemporary cities and their residents face phenomenal vulnerabilities stemming, inter alia, from social polarization, urban conflict, terrorism, natural disasters, and, most recently, climate change, which augments the likelihood and intensity of such disasters and, in addition, undermines the urban infrastructures on which modern life depends. Their destructive impacts, both those we can anticipate today and those which are as yet unknown, are likely to increase in the near future. In recent years, there has thus been growing awareness among scholars and practitioners in a variety of fields of the urgent need for cities to increase their resilience to the threats they will almost certainly encounter. The proposed call for papers is seeking to address critical questions concerning the readiness of cities around the world in general and in developing countries regarding climate change risks. How resilient are our cities? Do they have the capacity to cope with the multiplicity of climate change challenges and the threats pose? What cities do to reduce their vulnerabilities? What policies and measures have cities adopted to augment their coping with climate change?
Dr. Yosef Jabareen
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- climate change issues in developing countries
- climate change issues in developing cities
- climate change impacts
- coping with climate change impacts
- master national and local plans
- urban planning
- sustainability in developing cities
- low carbon design
- renewable energies
- innovative technologies
- sustainable neighborhoods and cities
Article: Local Perceptions and Responses to Climate Change and Variability: The Case of Laikipia District, Kenya
Sustainability 2012, 4(12), 3302-3325; doi:10.3390/su4123302
Received: 18 September 2012; in revised form: 21 November 2012 / Accepted: 22 November 2012 / Published: 5 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (369 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Sustainability 2013, 5(1), 1-51; doi:10.3390/su5010001
Received: 1 November 2012; in revised form: 3 December 2012 / Accepted: 10 December 2012 / Published: 27 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (2954 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Resilience of Outdoor Spaces in an Era of Climate Change: The Problem of Developing Countries
Sustainability 2013, 5(1), 90-99; doi:10.3390/su5010090
Received: 9 October 2012; in revised form: 23 December 2012 / Accepted: 25 December 2012 / Published: 4 January 2013| Download PDF Full-text (273 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Sustainability 2013, 5(1), 357-371; doi:10.3390/su5010357
Received: 11 October 2012; in revised form: 25 December 2012 / Accepted: 9 January 2013 / Published: 22 January 2013| Download PDF Full-text (211 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: The Second-Image Reversed and Climate Policy: How International Influences Helped Changing Brazil’s Positions on Climate Change
Sustainability 2013, 5(3), 1049-1066; doi:10.3390/su5031049
Received: 6 November 2012; in revised form: 8 February 2013 / Accepted: 12 February 2013 / Published: 6 March 2013| Download PDF Full-text (581 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 23 May 2012