Spatial planning to promote urban resilience in coping with climate change and flooding: Exploring two cases in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Peiwen Lu

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Abstract

The importance of tackling flood risks related to climate change has been highlighted in policy-making in Taiwan due to the experiences of flooding disasters in the past and the estimated threats of flooding in the future. This chapter presents two cases in Kaohsiung to illustrate different types of spatial development: one focuses on the city centre and another on an area near the edge of the metropolitan area. It presents the characteristics of planning that are especially relevant to promote urban resilience. These characteristics are proposed according to the literature review of urban resilience related to planning and climate change. The empirical study investigates policies, government reports and research documents that were published in the past two decades and played critical roles in framing decisions to tackle flood risks. The chapter addresses the comparative analysis of local collaboration in the two cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClimate Adaptation Governance in Cities and Regions
Subtitle of host publicationTheoretical Fundamentals and Practical Evidence
EditorsJörg Knieling
PublisherWiley
Pages45-67
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781118451694
ISBN (Print)9781118451717
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Flooding
  • Kaohsiung
  • Policy-making
  • Spatial planning
  • Taiwan
  • Urban resilience

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    Lu, P. (2016). Spatial planning to promote urban resilience in coping with climate change and flooding: Exploring two cases in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. In J. Knieling (Ed.), Climate Adaptation Governance in Cities and Regions: Theoretical Fundamentals and Practical Evidence (pp. 45-67). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118451694.ch3