Planning for Climate Change – Guidebook and Toolkit
Winner of a Planning Institute of BC 2015 Award for Planning Excellence in Research & New Directions in Planning,the guide is UN-Habitat’s principal capacity building and climate change planning resource for its Cities and Climate Change Initiative, active in over 40 cities around the world. Planning for Climate Change: A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners isintended for planners in low-middle income cities where planning capacity may be limited, and more vulnerable populations may be concentrated, its development included field testing and multi-day capacity building workshops throughout Asia, South America and Africa. EcoPlan led to two five-day workshops in Cambodia, Kenya, South Korea and the Philippines. The guide synthesizes and simplifies considerable current research on climate change, with an emphasis on health impacts on vulnerable populations. The guide and supporting toolkit have been downloaded over 40,000 times and supported multiple projects through UN Habitat’s Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI), which is active in cities around the world.
EcoPlan designed the final document, a copy of which is available here.