Urban Climate Adaptation

A network of pipes crisscross the outside of a building.

Informal water connections: Vulnerability and resiliency. (Image courtesy of Julia Tierney. Used with permission.)


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Spring 2011



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

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.


JoAnn Carmin. 11.941 Urban Climate Adaptation, Spring 2011. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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