As climate change increases the vulnerability of communities to major natural disasters, cities are taking on leadership roles in climate adaptation planning and implementation. This requires deep coordination between leaders across jurisdictions and significant infrastructure investment. Many cities have already begun planning for current and future climate threats, often with the help of international networks dedicated to bringing local leaders together to share best practices.
Flood Management Infrastructure in a Changing Climate explores the climate adaptation strategies of four major cities facing historic floods on a more frequent basis—London, Rotterdam, New York, and Miami—and provides examples of successful strategies and investments. Based on these case studies, this work identifies and develops local policy and planning recommendations to be utilized by municipal governments in their own climate adaptation planning.