Locating climate adaptation in urban and regional studies

Kythreotis, Andrew, Jonas, Andrew EG and Howarth, Candice (2020) Locating climate adaptation in urban and regional studies. Regional Studies, 54 (4). pp. 576-588. ISSN 0034-3404

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2019.1678744

Locating climate adaptation in urban and regional studies
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This article adds new insights into the relationship between city-regionalism, the territorial logics of the competition state and how climate adaptation is located in state spaces. Whilst climate adaptation governance is positioned within national economic sectors, we highlight an emerging city-regional policy dimension to such governance. The spatial reconfiguration of climate change adaptation governance reflects a tension between three quite distinct processes: (1) the sector-driven territorial logic of the national competition state; (2) the emergence of city-regionalism as an adaptation governance response to increased competition; and (3) the assertion of ‘national’ political priorities in the implementation of climate adaptation across sub-national territories. Future climate adaptation governance research needs to address the uneasy relationship between the rise of city-regionalism and the sector-led priorities of the competition state.

Keywords:Climate change adaptation; climate policy and governance; city-regionalism; territorial logics; competition state
Subjects:L Social studies > L722 Urban Geography
L Social studies > L723 Political Geography
L Social studies > L217 Environmentalism
L Social studies > L700 Human and Social Geography
Divisions:College of Science > School of Geography
ID Code:37970
Deposited On:28 Oct 2019 16:21

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