Planning for climate change in the Asia Pacific region presents enormous challenges and opportunities for urban communities. The challenges include the exponential population growth of cities coupled with the increasing impacts of climate change, particularly on coastal communities. This is reflected in the New Urban Agenda recently adopted by the United Nations Assembly. This chapter discusses seven pathways for more sustainable cities and regions. Pathways include the opportunities for leapfrogging to renewable energy, embedding green infrastructure into urban developments, implementing smart technology to facilitate improved urban governance and increasing community engagement.
|Title of host publication||Urbanisation at Risk in the Pacific and Asia|
|Subtitle of host publication||Disasters, Climate Change and Resilience in the Built Environment|
|Editors||David Sanderson, Laura Bruce|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Jun 2020|