PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2015, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (10): 1209-1218.

• Climate Change •     Next Articles

Progress and prospect of study on urban spatial patterns to cope with climate change

CUI Shenghui1, 2, XU Lilai1, 2, HUANG Yunfeng3, HUANG Wei1, 2   

  1. 1. Key Laboratory of Urban Environment and Health, Institute of Urban Environment, CAS, Xiamen 361021, Fujian, China;
    2. Xiamen Key Laboratory of Urban Metabolism, Xiamen 361021, Fujian, China;
    3. School of Biological Engineering, Jimei University, Xiamen 361021, Fujian, China
  • Published:2015-10-29
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Abstract: The overlay of climate change and urbanization leads cities to become the centers where greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction actions and key risks of climate change simultaneously occur. How to cope with climate change has been a huge challenge facing global cities. Conducting the study on coping with climate change based on urban spatial forms has increasingly become the frontier and hot topic of urban environment and climate change research. By analyzing and summarizing current literatures, this article reviews the core aspects and progress of study on urban spatial forms to cope with climate change, including key impacts of climate change and their assessment methods, relationships between urban forms and climate change including greenhouse gas emissions and key risks of climate change, coping strategies, and urban planning practices. Based on this, key issues for future research are put forward.

Key words: climate change, urban spatial form, the coupling relationship, mitigation and adaptation, urban planning