Sustainable Urban Planning and Urban Responses to Climate Change - A Review of Practices in the ACT, New South Wales and Victoria, Australia

Hitomi Nakanishi, John Black, Ken Doust

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Abstract

Australia is a latecomer in ratifying the Kyoto Agreement at the UN Conference on Climate
Change in Bali on 12 December 2007; yet in the early 1990s it was at the forefront of embracing
“sustainability” of the urban and transport sectors. Natural disasters (drought, bush fires, storms
and flooding) caused by climate change are increasing in frequency and intensity year by year
and threaten the sustainability of Australian cities. We outline the context for climate change and
cities with the national policies before and after the current Rudd Labor Government was elected
to Federal Parliament in December 2007. Then, based on interviews with state governments we
also describe the new institutional arrangements and state government policies that are emerging
for mitigation and adaptation and risk assessment associated with climate change in cities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Fifth Urban Research Symposium: Cities and climate change, responding to an urgent agenda
EditorsAbha Joshi-Ghani
Place of PublicationWashington
PublisherWorld Bank
Pages1-18
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780821384930
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventFifth Urban Research Symposium: Cities and climate change, responding to an urgent agenda - Marseille, Marseille, France
Duration: 28 Jun 200930 Jun 2009
http://sdg.iisd.org/events/fifth-urban-research-symposium-cities-and-climate-change-responding-to-the-urgent-agenda/ (Conference Details)

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ConferenceFifth Urban Research Symposium
CountryFrance
CityMarseille
Period28/06/0930/06/09
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Nakanishi, H., Black, J., & Doust, K. (2009). Sustainable Urban Planning and Urban Responses to Climate Change - A Review of Practices in the ACT, New South Wales and Victoria, Australia. In A. Joshi-Ghani (Ed.), The Fifth Urban Research Symposium: Cities and climate change, responding to an urgent agenda (pp. 1-18). Washington: World Bank.