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Locating climate adaptation in urban and regional studies

Kythreotis, Andrew P; Jonas, Andrew E. G.; Howarth, Candice

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Andrew P Kythreotis

Candice Howarth



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Abstract

This paper aims to add new empirical and theoretical insights to the debate on climate change adaptation and regional and urban studies by linking the analysis of UK climate adaptation policy to city-regionalist political processes and state structures. We argue, firstly, that UK climate adaptation policy has not adjusted to the rise of city-regionalism, and accordingly underplays the role of sub-national political interests and agendas in demarcating specific sectors and scales of adaptation. Secondly, climate adaptation policy has not only been slow to adjust to the rising significance of city-regionalism but also raises strategic policy questions about the longer-term trajectory of climate change adaptation in light of the territorial logic of the national competition state which currently frames effective adaptation planning, action and policy at subnational political scales.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Regional studies
Print ISSN 0034-3404
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Institution Citation Kythreotis, A. P., Jonas, A. E. G., & Howarth, C. (in press). Locating climate adaptation in urban and regional studies. Regional studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2019.1678744
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2019.1678744
Keywords Climate adaptation; City regionalism; Governance; UK
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00343404.2019.1678744