Urbanisation, Demographics and Adaptation to Climate Change in Semarang, Indonesia

Demographics and Adaptation to Climate Change As the impacts of climate change become more pronounced, there is a pressing need for a comprehensive, well-informed response that enhances adaptive capacity among vulnerable communities. In many parts of the world, efforts to address the impacts of climate change have focused on national-level policies and have been based on meeting the needs of particular sectors. Using the city of Semarang, Indonesia as a case study, we argue for the necessity of a more localized response that takes into account the ways in which exposure to climate hazards overlap with the social and demographic factors that influence vulnerability. The spatial framework we develop here allows for the identification of communities within the city that are both at high risk for exposure to climate hazards and have high levels of vulnerability based certain social and demographic factors. These are the areas that are most likely to be dramatically impacted by climate change and would benefit most from efforts to foster adaptive capacity. Within these communities we also examine the specific factors that influence vulnerability, thereby providing information for targeting adaptation efforts to local needs. In the final section of this paper, we provide an overview of how national and local stakeholders might best address the vulnerabilities we have identified through this spatial analysis. This research highlights the fact that within Semarang, risk of exposure to climate hazards and various types of vulnerability overlap in multiple combinations. Therefore, fostering adaptive capacity requires a flexible approach that considers the specific challenges faced by each community.

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Bunga Rampai Pembangunan Kota Indonesia dalam Abad 21 : Konsep dan Pendekatan Pembangunan Perkotaan di Indonesia − Edisi 2


Bunga Rampai Pembangunan Kota dalam Abad 21 2nd edition was revised edition from Bunga Rampai Pembangunan Kota dalam Abad 21 (Book 1 and Book 2) published in 2005. The book has revised and advanced the concept and approach of urban development that have been changes in the last few years. However, local experience was not included in the book because the theme need to be discussed in separate book.

The book consists of five chapters: (1) urban development policy in Indonesia; (2) external and internal factors influence the cities, as an update from the previous book; (3) sectoral approaches, (4) sustainable cities and, (5) new urban development.

"This book enriches understanding and knowledge of cities and regional development in Indonesia. Various aspects related to the city development has been reviewed and discussed by the writers which have high competence and credibility in their expertise area."(Tommy Firman, Professor of ITB)

Prosiding Seminar Nasional Keberlanjutan Partisipasi Masyarakat dalam Pembangunan

Info UrdiPenerbit : URDI, 2008 (didukung oleh Departemen Dalam Negeri dan GTZ)
ISBN : 978-979-19357-0-8 (jilid lengkap)
Jumlah Buku: 4




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