Just Climate Adaptation In Cities: Reflections For An Interdisciplinary Research Agenda
by Vanesa Castán Broto
- The British Academy
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Just urban adaptation requires recognising the multiple ways in which climate change shapes cities, through its impacts but also through human responses to it. Just urban adaptation action must also consider existing housing and infrastructure legacies, often shaped by colonial histories and existing practices that enable habitation. Ideas of just adaptation are also closely tied to the production of urban adaptation knowledge, especially whose knowledge counts and whose doesn’t count. The humanities and social sciences drive a research agenda that puts just urban adaptation at the center of collective responses to climate change.