Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal

Book notes

This paper explores the significance of adaptive social protection in building urban resilience in the context of vulnerability to climate change and health inequities among migrant workers in the urban informal sector in India.

In this thought-provoking book, Egner and colleagues bring together experts from various fields and disciplines to discuss whether learning from and through calamities takes place, what conditions enable or hinder it, and how learned knowledge can be sustained on the level of societies.

Robert B Fairbanks tells the story of public housing and slum clearance in five of the largest cities in the US Southwest – Albuquerque, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix and San Antonio – and illustrates how changing urban discourses can enforce changes in national policies.

These two reports are based on the outcomes of a project on “Climate Change, Innovation and ICTs”. They conceptualize and illustrate the nexus among these three themes.

This book discusses the understanding of everyday lived experiences in regard to the ideas and realities of climate change, and particularly efforts to reduce carbon emissions, in order to explore potential patterns of individual and collective responses.

Breathing Space treats air as an ecosystem – one that humans depend on, yet are prone to abusing. While the importance of air is obvious, it is often neglected in debate and policy around environmental management. Breathing Space seeks to counteract this neglect.

This paper makes a case for strong property tax systems in Africa. It addresses the following questions:


Why is taxation beneficial?

This briefing examines the needs of low-income residents of Indonesian areas that are vulnerable to climate change. Specifically, it explores why residents decide to stay or leave in the face of climate risks, including elevated temperatures and sea levels.

This working paper focuses on the Bengawan Solo River Side Buffer of Bojonegoro Regency, East Java, Indonesia. This area has frequent floods, and the Bojonegoro Regency has built a levee for flood protection.

Increasing urban expansion and the accompanying changes in land-use patterns are leading to a silent crisis by destroying ecosystems and the services they provide to support the poor, as well as affecting the resilience of urban areas.