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Urban Sustainability: Community-Scale Climate Adaptation

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Urban and Rural Development".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2021) | Viewed by 409

Special Issue Editor

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Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA
Interests: environmental justice; climate change; risk perception; judgment; decision-making

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change poses significant challenges at multiple scales, and will require nuanced multi-scalar adaptations. One of the least-examined aspects of climate change adaptability is at the community level. This gap in the literature is problematic since a significant amount of everyday governance happens at the community scale, especially in urban areas. Furthermore, the lack of cohesive responses to climate change at the regional and national level for most of the world has placed a larger onus on local communities to adapt to climate change, and to provide much-needed leadership. This Special Issue is calling for original research manuscripts that examine climate change adaptation at the community level with a focus on urban sustainability. This Special Issue also seeks to highlight research that centers the experiences of vulnerable and disenfranchised urban communities. We welcome work that makes use of a diverse array of theoretical and methodological approaches to examine this phenomenon. Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to rigorous peer review procedures with the aim of wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.

Dr. Louie Rivers III
Guest Editor

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  • urban sustainability
  • climate change
  • environmental justice
  • community-scale
  • adaptation
  • vulnerable communities
  • disenfranchised communities.

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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