Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future

Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future

Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future

Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future

Synopsis

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. In Climatopolis, 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.

Excerpt

Shanghai’s growth over the last thirty years has been staggering. Measured in cars, concrete, new buildings, new homes, and air travel, this city has been transformed from an industrial hotbed of revolutionary leftism into one of the world’s superstar cities. The neon-lit buildings along its Bund waterfront feature five-star hotels and highend restaurants such as Jean George—enough in quality and quantity to compete with any other world-class city, from New York to Paris.

The rise of this mega-city foreshadows China’s trajectory in the twenty-first century—and that of the rest of the world.

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.