04. Urbanisation as an Opportunity for a Sustainable Future

Tuesday 27 March 2012 - Options and Opportunities, 14:00

Room 11

Chaired by Darryn McEvoy and Roberto Sanchez-Rodriguez

Convenors: Darryn McEvoy, Global Cities Institute, RMIT University; Richard Dawson, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and Newcastle University; Roberto Sanchez-Rodriguez, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte; William Solecki, City University of New York (CUNY), Institute for Sustainable Cities; Christopher Boone, Arizona State University

This session reviews advances in the topic of options and opportunities for urban responses to global environmental pressures. It discusses the challenge of analysis and synthesis of a portfolio of interacting complex responses. The session features case studies showcasing results and tradeoffs faced by the implementation of different strategies [Organizer: IHDP Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) project].

Findings for Urban Innovators from Germany's Research Programmes on (Future) Megacities

Dr. A. Koch-Kraft1; Prof. F. Kraas2; Mr. H. Sterly3; Dr. K. Krellenberg4; Dr. E. Ehlers5; 1PT DLR, Project Management Agency, Environment, Culture, Sustainability, Bonn, Germany 2Institute of Geography, University of Cologne, Germany 3Institute of Geography, University of Cologne, Germany 4Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany 5Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany

A First Quantification of Trade-Offs and Synergies in Urban Climate Policies

Mr. V. Viguié1; Dr. S. Hallegatte2; 1CIRED, France 2World Bank, USA 3Ecole Nationale de la Météorologie, France

Understanding and modelling indirect impacts of heatwaves in London

Ms. K. Jenkins1; Dr. A. Ford1; 1Oxford University, UK 2Newcastle University, UK

Sustainable low-carbon transport scenarios for European cities

Dr. F. Creutzig1; Mr. R. Mühlhoff1; Prof. O. Edenhofer1; 1Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Ecological "Homogenization" of Urban America: Does urban land use lead to ecological uniformity across cities?

Dr. R. Roy Chowdhury1; Dr. J.M. Grove2; Dr. C. Polsky3; Dr. S. O'Neill-Dunne4; Dr. P. Groffman5; Dr. S. Hobbie6; 1Indiana University, USA 2U.S. Forest Service, USA 3Clark University, USA 4University of Vermont, USA 5Cary Institute, USA 6University of Minnesota, USA

Ecohydrology as a Basis for the Sustainable City Strategic Planning – Focus on Lodz, Poland

Dr. I. Wagner1 , 2; Prof. M. Zalewski1 , 2; 1European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology under the auspices of UNESCO, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland 2Department of Applied Ecology, University of Lodz, Poland

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