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Impacts and Adaptation > Urban Infrastructure
Building Knowledge for a Changing Climate: The Impacts of Climate Change on the Built Environment
  United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme, Feb. 2001
This report calls for the development of a comprehensive research agenda to improve knowledge about the impacts of climate change on the built environment. It outlines climate scenarios and potential impacts on energy, transport, telecommunications and buildings infrastructure. It demonstrates areas where urban planners, managers and others involved with infrastructure need precipitation and sea level data to protect infrastructure from flooding and other impacts.
Cities and Climate Change
  World Bank, 12pp., March 1, 2002 Authors: A.G. Bigio [Senior Urban Specialist, TUDUR]
This purpose of this background paper prepared for the 2003 World Development Report was to raise the awareness of climate change issues among the World Bank's urban staff. The paper is a good overview of climate change impacts on urban area. It provides general estimates related to the costs of the impacts, in terms of loses to property, and costs associated with mitigation and adaptation measures. [PDF]
Climate Change, Natural Hazards and Cities
  Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) Research Paper Series, No. 31, 16 pp., March 2003 Authors: G. McBean and D. Henstra
This report examines the likely implications of climate change on cities, in terms of increased natural hazards and identifies adaptation strategies and policy responses to make Canadian cities less vulnerable. [PDF]
Dynamic Investigations into Climate Change Impacts on Urban Infrastructure: Background, Examples, and Lessons
  Environmental Policy Program, University of Maryland Authors: M. Ruth and P. Kirshen
This paper examines the potential impacts of climate change for the Boston metropolitan area as a case study for urban impacts of climate change.
The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Transportation: Workshop Summary and Proceedings
  U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Workshop, October 1-2, 2002
DOT's Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, and the US Global Change Research Program co-sponsored a workshop on October 1-2, 2002 to discuss the potential impacts of climate change on transportation systems and services. The DOT Center is undertaking a multi-year research program to study how short and long-term changes in climate could affect transportation, and how transportation decision-makers could address possible impacts. The workshop brought together 64 transportation and planning professionals and experts in climate change and assessment to explore these issues and provide input on the research questions that should be given top priority for investigation by the Center.
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