How Cities Can Survive Rising Temperatures

Temperatures are warming all over the planet. The new book "Climatopolis" looks at what cities can do to survive.
December 23, 2010, 8am PST | Nate Berg
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IEEE Spectrum reviews the new book by economist Matthew E. Kahn, a Planetizen Interchange contributor.

"In long chapters on Los Angeles, New York, and several cities in China, Kahn appears to have more faith in the free market and the rationality of humans than this reader does. The likely rise in temperature and sea level in Southern California in 2050 should affect our actions now-leading to rational (and inevitably higher) electricity and water prices, and housing prices that reflect them, better city planning, and the like-but to assume that it will ignores the often irrational ways that humans move through the world."

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Published on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 in IEEE Spectrum
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