URBANIZATION IN CLIMATE CHANGE: Spatial Planning as a Strategy Towards Resilient and Low Carbon Cities

29/06/2010 By Marco Kusumawijaya

INTERNATIONALCALLFORPAPERS–Abstractsdue30July2010

IndonesianAssociationofPlanners(IAP)– InternationalConferenceon

URBANIZATIONINCLIMATECHANGE:

SpatialPlanningasaStrategyTowardsResilientandLowCarbonCities

http://conference-iap2010.com/

Inresponsetothegrowingglobalconcernonclimatechangeanditsimpacttothecities, andhopetoformulatingthenearidealsolution tomaintainandimprovethesustainabilityofthecities,IndonesianAssociationofPlanners(IAP) ispleasedtopresent international conferencewiththetheme “URBANIZATIONINCLIMATECHANGE: SpatialPlanningasaStrategyTowardsResilientandLowCarbonCities”.ThiseventisaninitiativeoftheIAPincollaborationwithDirectorateGeneralofHigherEducation–MinistryofEducationandMakaraUI(UniversitasIndonesia),tobeheldon19–20October2010atHotelBorobudur,Jakarta.

Theaimoftheconferenceistopromoteastrongercollaborationamongpractitioners,academicians,communityleaders,publicandgovernmentofficials,policy-makers,civicactivistsandotherprofessionalsfromdiversedisciplinesandregionsaroundtheworldinordertocapturethebenefitsofurbanization,aswellasmitigateandadapttoclimatechangeandsocioeconomicchangeandtheirimpacts.Itsobjectiveistoshareandlearnfrominternationalandlocalexperiencesregardingcurrentissues,bestpracticesandpolicyimplicationsofcreativecollaborationonspatialplanning.

Thefollowingfoursuggestedtopicareasareintendedtoguideyoursubmissions;however,theyshouldnotbeviewedasexclusivewhichare:

1.       ClimateChangeImpacttoUrbanInfrastructure,includingthetopicofhousingandsettlement;roadandothertransportationinfrastructure;socialandeconomicfacilities,andurbanheritagebuildingaswell.

2.       TheRiskofUrbanCoastalCommunity,includingthetopicofvulnerabilityofthecoastalarea,theriskofeconomicactivities,socialbehaviorchanges,andthelifestyleadaptation.

3.       PlanningtoolsforResilientCity(adaptation),includingthetopicofsavingresourcesconsumption,climategovernance,adaptedcommunityplanning,andsocialcapitalforcommunityresilience.

4.       PlanningtoolsforLow-CarbonCity(mitigation),includingthetopicofpublictransportationsystem,energysaving,greenlifestyle,carbonemission,andre-urbandesign.

Weexpectthepaperswillcomefromtheinterdisciplinaryapproachwhichemphasizeonintegratingthespatialplanningapproachtotheclimatechangefactors.

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2 thoughts on “URBANIZATION IN CLIMATE CHANGE: Spatial Planning as a Strategy Towards Resilient and Low Carbon Cities

  1. Regardless of the cause the one point that most people miss when talking about climate is that we have to be prepared for change. It is pure human fantasy to assume that the Earth today is some sort of steady state system that is supposed to remain exactly as it is. Ocean levels will change and coastlines along with it. Rain belts will shift (North Africa used to be the bread basket of the Roman Empire before the Sahara ate it) and glaciers will flow and retreat. Nearly all the ideas in the climate debate are built on the false supposition that the climate that supports the current geopolitical state is the norm. Let’s quit trying to find someone to blame and figure out how to deal with change that will come regardless of whose fault it is.

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