Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change
From the bestselling author of Ecohouse, this fully revised edition of Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change provides unique insights into how we can protect our buildings, cities, infra-structures and lifestyles against risks associated with extreme weather and related social, economic and energy events.
Three new chapters present evidence of escalating rates of environmental change. The authors explore the growing urgency for mitigation and adaptation responses that deal with the resulting challenges.
Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change is an essential source, not just for architects, engineers and planners facing the challenges of designing our building for a changing climate, but also for everyone involved in their production and use.
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2 Risk scenarios and insurance
3 How hot will it get?
4 How wet will it get?
6 Sea level rises
7 Vulnerability exposure and migration
8 Health implications of climate change
11 The failure of modern buildings
12 The end of the age of tall buildings
13 The fossil fuel crisis
when will the lights go out?
15 The players
16 Designing buildings and cities for 3C of climate change
List of abbreviations
9 Climate change and thermal comfort
10 The adaptive potential of traditional buildings and cities