Policy Information Brief 2: Climate ready cities

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Year: 
2016
Author: 
NCCARF

NCCARF’s evidence-based Policy Information Briefs address key challenges to effective adaptation to Australia’s variable and changing climate. They provide high-level policy advice designed for use by policy-makers at Commonwealth and State level. This Brief addresses the challenge of adapting Australia’s major cities to be ‘climate ready’. It was developed through a consultation workshop in Adelaide together with extensive exchange with relevant stakeholders and experts. After establishing the climate context and describing the current and future stresses and impacts, this Brief identifies the following opportunities to develop more 'climate adapted cities': (i) major urban planning strategies, (ii) climate sensitive urban design, (iii) smart infrastructure, (iv) public investment, and (v) sharing knowledge.

Resource Type: 
Factsheet
Location: 
Australia Wide
Topics: 
Bushfire
Communities
Drought
Finance, business
Flooding
Governance
Heat
Infrastructure
Local government
Storms, cyclones

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