Patrick Lamson-Hall Summarizes the Benefits

of Urban Expansion Planning in the Face of Climate Change

Research Scholar Patrick Lamson-Hall’s Cities Alliance blog post, “Urban Expansion Planning and Climate Change,” is based on a forthcoming whitepaper on urban migration and urban expansion. Lamson-Hall writes:

The urban expansion planning approach has been pioneered by Professor Shlomo Angel and his team at New York University and applied in 18 different rapidly growing cities with the support of Cities Alliance. It is now being extended to nine cities in Ethiopia, Somalia, and Uganda to help them manage rapid rural-urban migration....

Key infrastructure investments and planning actions taken now can help local governments reduce the impact of climate change on households and firms and manage climate-related urban growth. Urban expansion planning is a bold down payment on this approach and can simplify and systematize the inclusion of new migrants into the city.

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