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Climatopolis : How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future,9780465019267

Climatopolis : How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future

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ISBN13:

9780465019267

ISBN10:
0465019269
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
9/7/2010
Publisher(s):
Perseus Books Group
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Summary

We have released the genie from the bottle: climate change is coming, and there's no stopping it. The question, according to Matthew Kahn, is not how we're going to avoid a hotter future but how we're going to adapt to it. InClimatopolis, Kahn, one of the world's foremost experts on the economics of the environment, argues that cities and regions will adapt to rising temperatures over time, slowly transforming our everyday lives as we change our behaviors and our surroundings. Taking the reader on a tour of the world's cities-- from New York to Beijing to Mumbai--Kahn's clear-eyed, engaging, and optimistic message presents a positive yet realistic picture of what our urban future will look like.

Author Biography

Matthew E. Kahn is a professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment, the UCLA Department of Economics, and the UCLA Department of Public Policy. He is also research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Too Much Gasp. 1
What We've Done When Our Cities Have Blown Upp. 15
King of the Hillp. 47
Playing One-On-One With Kobe Bryantp. 77
Will Manhattan Flood?p. 111
Will China's Cities Go Green?p. 139
Bono's Anxietyp. 159
Seize The Day: Opportunities From Our Hotter Futurep. 189
The Future of Citiesp. 225
Acknowledgmentsp. 245
Notesp. 247
Suggested Further Readingsp. 261
Indexp. 263
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