Climate Change and Disaster Resilience

Challenges, Actions and Innovations in Urban Planning

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About the Book

Climate change and natural disasters have always been hot topics of discussion and debate from the living rooms of citizens to meetings at the UN’s General Assembly. The consensus from the scientific and academic community on the threat of climate change clashes with the lack of consensus from business and government leaders, while citizens question the scientific data on climate change and if it really affects their cities. Many cities have stepped up to provide united experience-backed testimonies explaining this threat and how climate change contributes to natural disasters, habitat destruction, and food shortage. This book brings together lucid essays and case studies from both scholars and individuals on the front lines who manage international collaborations, lead local communities, provide services for people impacted by disasters, and drive policy change that will lead to a sustainable future.

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About the Author(s)

Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III, Ph.D., is Mayor George Christopher Professor of Public Administration at Golden Gate University. He worked as immigration commissioner for the city of San Francisco and is long-time President and CEO of the Pilipino Senior Resource Center in San Francisco, California.

Roger L. Kemp, Ph.D., ICMA-CM, has been a city manager on both the East and West coasts for more than 25 years and holds International City/County Management Association credentials. He has taught at the University of California, Rutgers, University of New Haven, University of Connecticut and Golden Gate University.
Alan R. Roper is a Senior Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University, and Instructional Designer/Curriculum Developer for the University of California, Office of the President.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III Roger L. Kemp and Alan R. Roper
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: glossary, appendices, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8243-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4297-0
Imprint: McFarland