Policy Information Brief 2: Climate ready cities

Author: NCCARF
Year: 2016

NCCARFs evidence-based Policy Information Briefs address key challenges to effective adaptation to Australias 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 Australias 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.

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