Can urban greenspace combat climate change? Towards a subtropical cities research agenda

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Title Can urban greenspace combat climate change? Towards a subtropical cities research agenda
Author Byrne, Jason Antony; Jinjun, Yang
Journal Name Australian Planner
Editor Neil Sipe, Gillian Warry
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Abstract It now seems likely that we are locked into irreversible climate change - at least for the next century. A noticeable effect has been a pole-wards expansion of the tropics and by extension, an increase in the number of subtropical cities. The consequences of climate change for subtropical cities include higher temperatures, increased flooding and more severe storms. This article explores how urban greening might help subtropical cities adapt to climate change, using a model to conceptualise the factors shaping the efficacy of urban greening as an adaptive strategy. It discusses current research and maps out issues for future consideration. They include the potential problems facing planners who might employ greenspace to combat climate change in subtropical cities.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t912581073~db=all
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Planning Institute of Australia. This is the author-manuscript version of the article published in Australian Planner, Vol. 46, Iss. 4, pp. 36-43. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 46
Issue Number 4
Page from 36
Page to 43
ISSN 0729-3682
Date Accessioned 2010-01-20
Language en_AU
Research Centre Environmental Futures Research Institute; Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Environmental Management; Land Use and Environmental Planning
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/29610
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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