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How can smart cities address climate change?
Smart Cities and Climate Change
Mar 12, 2014 Eric G18

Vincent Lee, from his editorial "Climate change: abandon coastal cities" (ARUP, 8 January 2014), suggests that climate change may require the spur of abandoning urban centers with waterfront boundaries in the advent of rising sea levels and flood damage incurred by severe storms. Weather disasters from recent events like Haiyan in the Philippines and Hurricane Sandy and Katrina have exacted human and material costs on coastal cities. Lee cites the late British futurist James Martin whose predictions about rising sea levels and its toll on coastal cities may see urban development and planning take higher ground and away from waterfront areas.

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