Spatial Planning and Climate Change
Routledge – 2011 – 446 pages
Spatial planning has a vital role to play in the move to a low carbon energy future and in adapting to climate change. To do this, spatial planning must develop and implement new approaches.
Elizabeth Wilson and Jake Piper explore a wide range of issues in this comprehensive book on the relationship between our changing climate and spatial planning, and suggest ways of addressing the challenges by taking a longer-sighted approach to our preparation for the future. This text includes:
The authors take an evidence-based look at this hugely important topic, providing a well-illustrated text for spatial planning professionals, politicians and the interested public, as well as a useful reference for postgraduate planning, geography, urban studies, urban design and environmental studies students.
"Wilson and Piper’s book is essential reading for anyone interested in the nexus between spatial planning and climate change." - Australian Planner
"…the Spatial Planning and Climate Change book is excellent and much needed - it's essential reading on our environmental modules." - Dr. Aidan While, University of Sheffield
Part 1: Introduction 1. Spatial Planning, Climate Change and Sustainable Development 2. Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Impacts and Opportunities 3. International, European and National Policy Frameworks Part 2: Perspectives 4. Discourses of Climate Change and Spatial Planning 5. Multi-Scalar Spatial Planning for Climate Change 6. Just Transitions: Horizons, Time-Scales and Equity 7. Environmental Impact Assessment for Climate Change in Spatial Planning Part 3: Spatial Planning in Practice 8. Strategic Planning for Low-Carbon and Resilient Development Pattern 9. Climate Change and the Built Environment 10. Planning for Water Resources under Climate Change 11. Planning for Climate Change: Flood Risk and Marine and Coastal Areas 12. Planning for Biodiversity under Climate Change Part 4: Prospects 13. Climate Change Learning, Knowledge and Communication amongst Spatial Planning Communities 14. Integrating Mitigation and Adaptation for Sustainable Development
Elizabeth Wilson is Reader in Environmental Planning in the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University. She lectures and researches in the responses of spatial planning, environmental assessment and sustainability policy to climate change. She has recently worked on research studies on adaptation strategies in urban areas, and on the response of European biodiversity policy to climate change.
Jake Piper is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University. She has research and consultancy experience in economic and environmental assessment across sectors including transport, forestry and water. Recently she has worked on studies of policy development and spatial planning as related to climate change and biodiversity (for the EU), as well as rural development.