«Cities and Climate Change: Responding to an Urgent Agenda»
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Marseille, France June 28-30, 2009
and side events: June 27, June 28, and July 1, 2009
Regular Registration 200 € 400 €
Student Registration 100 € 150 €
One day Registration 100 € 200 €
The topic for the 5th Urban Research Symposium is Cities and Climate Change: Responding to the Urgent Agenda. At a time when climate change is a major priority for the international community, this Symposium aims at pushing forward the research agenda on climate change from a city’s perspective. Specifically, the main questions will be structured around the impacts of city and urban growth on climate change; measuring and anticipating the consequences of climate change on urban quality of life, city assets, and local and national economies; and assessing alternatives to increase the resilience of cities and related costs and incentives required for successful implementation.
The Symposium is structured around five broad research clusters which represent the most relevant issues faced by cities and peri-urban areas on climate change.
Cluster 1: Science and Indicators of Climate Change and Related Impacts: Understanding and measuring how cities impact, and are impacted by, climate change.
Cluster 2: Infrastructure, Built Environment, and Energy Efficiency: Planning efficiently and effectively to increase the resilience of cities.
Cluster 3: Role of Institutions, Governance, and Urban Planning: Improving management, coordination, and planning of cities to meet climate change challenges.
Cluster 4: Incentive policies, economics and finance: Understanding how and why cities respond to climate change.
Cluster 5: Social aspects of climate change: Understanding and reducing vulnerability of urban populations to climate change.