The traditional modes of urban governance and infrastructure decision-making, founded on the ‘predict and prevent’ paradigm, are no longer relevant. Dynamic factors in cities across Asia, including rapid urbanization, climate change impacts and rising vulnerability of populations, mean that land-use decisions and infrastructure investments need to reduce vulnerability and enhance opportunities for urban populations despite these challenges. From research and experience, including from the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network, we see that adaptation actions are best positioned to advance urban climate change resilience when considered from the policy and planning stages rather than design, implementation, and construction.

This journal article, published in Urbanisation and Global Environmental Change Viewpoints VI, was written by Sam Kernaghan (Arup) in collaboration with Anna Brown (Rockefeller Foundation).

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