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27th September 2021

GEOSPATIAL APPLICATIONS FOR CLIMATE ADAPTATION PLANNING

GEOSPATIAL APPLICATIONS FOR CLIMATE ADAPTATION PLANNING

by Diana Mitsova, Ann-Margaret Esnard

Routledge

2018

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Climate adaptation is a timely yet complex topic that does not fit squarely into any one disciplinary realm.

Geospatial Applications for Climate Adaptation Planning presents an overview of the range of strategies, tools, and techniques that must be used to assess myriad overlapping vulnerabilities and to formulate appropriate climate-relevant solutions at multiple scales and in varying contexts. Organized into four sections, the book includes 15 chapters. Each chapter is grounded in the literature and presents case studies designed by the authors, as well as many examples from a diverse international group of scholars and entities in the public and private sectors. Areas covered include:

  • Climate Change and Climate Adaptation Planning: Context and Concepts
  • Geospatial Technologies: Fundamentals and Terminology
  • GIS and Climate Vulnerability Assessments
  • Technical Approaches to Formulating Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies

Geospatial Applications for Climate Adaptation Planning is aimed at advanced students, researchers, and entities in the public and private sectors. It also provides supplementary reading for courses in planning, public administration, policy studies, and disaster management.