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Think global, transform local? Cities in climate change

Climate change and urbanization are two of the big global challenges of the 21st century. And they are intertwined. Heat waves, heavy rain and floods can already be experienced in many cities and are particularly dangerous for vulnerable groups. At the same time, the demand for adequate housing, energy, water and mobility services in cities continues to grow. Their expansion is in competition with the maintenance of green spaces, open air corridors or natural floodplain areas, which are extremely important for the dual task of “global climate protection + local climate adaptation”. Think globally, act locally – pursuing major climate protection goals, networking globally and still acting according to one’s own local circumstances – is that a suitable approach to rethink urban development in times of climate change? How is that possible and feasible? What does this mean for the way we will build, plan and govern cities in the future?

18Dec2020

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  • Maria Vassilakou, former Deputy Mayor and Councillor City of Vienna

Planning for Climate Justice: Networked Thinking for Local Visions

What’s the benefit? Global knowledge exchange for local transformation

  • Katleen de Flander, Coordinator of the Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability
  • Thando Tilmann, Coordinator, Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability

Climate change: Inside stories from four world regions

With PhD candidates of the Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability at TU Berlin

  • Upasana Bhattacharjee from India
  • John Petrus Talan from Indonesia
  • Boniface Nevanji Bwanyire from Zimbabwe
  • Nkemjika Nora Andy from Nigeria

Host: Andrea Thilo

Language: English and German