Urban Climate Adaptation

This course examines the challenges that cities will face and strategies they can use to prepare for the impacts of climate change. Particular attention will be paid to the presence of global disparities, the needs of vulnerable populations and resource constrained locales, and the ways in which local government and community-based activities can achieve equitable levels of climate-readiness.

Designing a dream city is easy. Rebuilding a living one takes imagination."    -Jane Jacobs

Content highlights: Reading list, sample student work.

Image rights: Informal water connections: Vulnerability and resiliency. (Image courtesy of Julia Tierney. License CC BY-NC-SA.)