Against the Grain

Cities and Climate Change

How vulnerable are cities to the weather extremes unleashed by climate change? To what extent do rising sea levels and the “heat-island effect” threaten urban areas? Ashley Dawson contends that while contemporary urban life is increasingly fragile and risky, grassroots efforts to protect communities while addressing social inequities deserve our attention.

Ashley Dawson, Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change Verso, 2017

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