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Integration of Mitigation and Adaptation in the Field of Urban Planning

Urban planning could play a key role in minimizing climate-related risks in the human environment. Moreover there are many opportunities for local councils to use the urban planning process to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

However, understanding of both mitigation and adaptation is essential: for example, higher housing densities are a way of improving the overall energy efficiency of the urban area. General urban consolidation, and more intensive mixed use of local activity centres close to public transport nodes help restrict the amount of land used for building and are likely to reduce travel as well as emissions from transport. However, responding to climate change adaptation requires space within and around buildings. But if planned well, with the use of tree cover and landscaping, this can provide parallel opportunities to lower carbon emissions.

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The following presentations have been held at the AMICA Working Group 'Urban Planning' in Lyon.

Town planning: overlapping areas on mitigation and adaptation,
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Climate change and agriculture: why and how to integrate a vegetable strategy in the Climate Plan of Greater Lyon?, Link für Dateidownload folgtpdf 5.690 KB [only in French]

Project of Town Planning and Sustainable Development, Link für Dateidownload folgtpdf 768 KB [only in French]

Climate change as revelator of territorial vulnerability? Municipal action and perception of ecological inequality, Link für Dateidownload folgtpdf 482 KB [only in French]