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Editorial: Responding to changing urban climates

Year: 
2012
Volume: 
32
Issue: 
2
Author(s): 
J. Salmond
Abstract: 

Urban planners and decision makers have taken climatic conditions into consideration in the development of urban infrastructure and provision of community services for over two millennia (Yoshino, 1990). Even in relatively benign climatic regions such as those found in New Zealand, urban planning, design, regulation and assessment activities all encompass some notion of acceptable risk based on the known climatic variability of the region.

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