Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal

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This paper guides those who are interested in the current and potential health impact of climate change on urban populations in low- and middle-income countries.

The impacts of climate change in cities are already being felt as loss and damage.

This paper discusses what creates or enhances a successful working relationship between community organizations and local governments in upgrading and housing improvement programmes, and its influence on the quality of the interventions.

Indian cities are exposed to a new pattern of climate-related disaster risks. Floods in Srinagar in September 2014, triggered by extreme rainfall, were the deadliest to hit the valley in the last 60 years.

The impacts of global climate change can be felt by local communities during both short-term events such as intense storms and long-term changes such as rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns.

Climate change can affect coastal areas in a variety of ways including sea-level rise and associated events such as shoreline erosion, coastal flooding and water pollution.

More than half the world’s population live in urban areas. Growing numbers of people in rural areas buy more food than they sell. Current food security narratives are outdated: urban dwellers are not all “over consumers” and rural communities are not exclusively food producers.

On the coast of Java, Semarang City faces a multitude of climate-related problems including sea-level rise, flash and tidal floods, subsidence and coastal erosion. Drawing on four case-study villages, this paper explores how households are coping with the impacts of climate change.

Rural–urban migration continues to attract much interest, but also growing concern. Migrants are often blamed for increasing urban poverty, but not all migrants are poor.

Food City builds on several years of research on the intersection of food with urban planning and policy.