Urban Poverty and Climate Change: Life in the slums of Asia, Africa and Latin America

Author: 
Manoj Roy, Sally Cawood, Michaela Hordijk, David Hulme
Publisher: 
Routledge
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Status: 
Purchase
Language of Publication: 
English
Year of Publication: 
2016

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This book deepens the understanding of the broader processes that shape and mediate the responses to climate change of poor urban households and communities in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Representing an important contribution to the evolution of more effective pro-poor climate change policies in urban areas by local governments, national governments and international organisations, this book is invaluable reading to students and scholars of environment and development studies.

Content 

Part 1: Urban Poverty and Climate Change –An Overview

1. Introduction: A short positioning (referring ClimUrb and Change2Sustain, and ClimUrb International Workshop) and chapter overview Michaela Hordijk, Manoj Roy, David Hulme and Sally Cawood

2. The lived experience of climate change impacts and adaptation in low income settlements Manoj Roy, David Hulme, Michaela Hordijk and Sally Cawood

Part 2: Vulnerability, Adaptation and the Built environment

3. Generations of Migrants and Natures of Slums: Distress, Vulnerability and a Lower Middle-Class in Bengaluru, India M.S. Sriram and Anirudh Krishna

4. Emerging practices of community adaptation within innovative water and climate change policies in Durban, South Africa Catherine Sutherland, Michaela Hordijk and Dianne Scott

5. A Built Environment Perspective on Adaptation in Urban Informal Settlements, Khulna, Bangladesh Afroza Parvin, Ashraful Alam, and Rumana Asad

6. Health implications of climate change for dwellers of low-income settlements in Tanzania Iddi Mwanyoka, Kelvin Haule, Riziki Shemdoe and Manoj Roy

Part 3: Understanding Change and Adaptation: From institutional interface to co-production

7. Urban Livelihoods in an Era of Climate Change: Household Adaptations and their Limitations in Dhaka, Bangladesh Nicola Banks

8. Facing the Floods: Community Responses to increased rainfall in Guarulhos, Brazil and Arequipa, Peru Michaela A. Hordijk, Francine Van Den Brandeler and Maria Evangelina Fillipi

9. From asset vulnerability to asset planning: negotiating climate change adaptation solutions in an informal settlement in Cartagena, ColombiaAlfredo Stein and Caroline Moser

10. Climate change and water scarcity: implications for the urban poor in coastal Bangladesh Aftab Opel

Part 4: From Learning to Knowledge, Innovation to Action 

11. Innovation in the Context of Climate Change: What is happening in India’s informal economy? Barbara Harriss-White and Gilbert Rodrigo

12. Can asset transfer promote adaptation amongst the extreme urban poor? Lessons from the DSK-Shiree programme in Dhaka, BangladeshSyed Hashemi, Sally Cawood, Noara Razzak, Mamun Ur Rashid and Manoj Roy

13. Redefining Risk from Below: Political Responses to Landslide Risk Assessments in the Informal Settlements of Bogota, Colombia Arabella Fraser

14. Mobilising Adaptation: Community Knowledge and Urban Governance Innovations in Indore, India Eric K Chu

Part 5: Conclusion

15. Conclusion: Re-Conceptualising Adaptation and Comparing Experiences David Hulme, Manoj Roy, Michaela Hordijk and Sally Cawood