Building urban resilience to climate change

The case of Mexico City Megalopolis

Authored by: Fernando Aragón-Durand

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Resilience

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  November  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138583597
eBook ISBN: 9780429506666
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The objective of this chapter is to analyse how resilience to the impacts of climate change is being built at megalopolis scale by focussing on the disaster risk management and climate change adaptation policies. In particular, the chapter seeks to identify common values and meanings between the two policies in order to propose ways of improvement. By understanding how values and meanings are playing out at the policy level one can locate synergies between the two policies that would foster resilience.

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