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Informal settlement in Cape Town. Image: Yuan Xiao

Publications
JoAnn Carmin and David Dodman. Forthcoming. “Scientific Certainty and Uncertainty in Urban Climate Adaptation Planning.” In Susanne Moser and Max Boycott (eds.), Successful Adaptation: Linking Science and Practice in Managing Climate Change Impacts. London: Routledge.

JoAnn Carmin, Isabelle Anguelovski, and Debra Roberts. 2012. “Urban Climate Adaptation in the Global South: Planning in an Emerging Policy Domain.” Journal of Planning Education and Research 32(1): 18-32.

JoAnn Carmin, Debra Roberts, and Isabelle Anguelovski. 2012. “Preparing Cities for Climate Change: Early Lessons from Early Adaptors.” Pp. 470-501 in D. Hoornweg, M. Freire, M. J. Lee, P. Bhada-Tata, and B. Yuen (eds.), Cities and Climate Change: Responding to an Urgent Agenda, Volume 2. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Isabelle Anguelovski and JoAnn Carmin. 2011. “Something Borrowed, Everything New: Innovation and Institutionalization in Urban Climate Governance.” Current Option in Environmental Sustainability 3(3): 169-175.

David Dodman and JoAnn Carmin. 2011. “Urban Adaptation Planning: The Use and Limits of Climate Science." IIED Briefing: Adaptation Lessons from Practice. London: IIED.

JoAnn Carmin, David Dodman, and Eric Chu. 2011. “Engaging Stakeholders in Urban Climate Adaptation: Early Lessons from Early Adapters.” UGEC Viewpoints 6: 8-10.

Project Reports
JoAnn Carmin, David Dodman, and Eric Chu. Forthcoming. Learning from Urban Leaders: Lessons from the Bellagio Meeting on Adaptation to Climate Change. Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

JoAnn Carmin, Nikhil Nadkarni and Christopher Rhie. 2012. Progress and Challenges in Urban Climate Adaptation Planning: Results of a Global Survey. Cambridge, MA: DUSP/MIT.

Presentations
JoAnn Carmin. 2012. “Progress and Challenges in Urban Climate Adaptation Planning.” Keynote delivered at the Resilient Cities Congress, Bonn, Germany.

JoAnn Carmin. 2012. “Climate Adaptation Trends in African Cities.” Presentation to local government representatives, sponsored by ICLEI Africa, Cape Town, South Africa.

JoAnn Carmin. 2012. “Urban Climate Adaptation: Emerging Trends in Africa.” Presentation to local government representatives, sponsored by the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department of EThekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa.

JoAnn Carmin and Harriet Bulkeley. 2012. “Experimentation in Urban Climate Governance: Stepping into the Institutional Void." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, New York.

JoAnn Carmin. 2012. “Like a Pebble in a Pond: Building Commitment to Urban Climate Adaptation Planning.” Presentation given at the Workshop on Community Resilience, sponsored by the Center for Community Security and Resilience and the Metropolitan Institute, Davos, Switzerland.

JoAnn Carmin. 2012. “Trends in Urban Climate Adaptation Planning: Results from a Global Survey.” Presentation given for the Local Climate Research Webinar, sponsored by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

JoAnn Carmin. 2012. “Progress and Challenges in Urban Climate Adaptation Planning.” Presentation at the Urban Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change Learning Event, sponsored by the World Bank, Washington, DC.

JoAnn Carmin. 2012. “Urban Climate Adaptation: Planning for a Resilient Future.” Presentation for the Environment and Sustainable Development Leadership Program, Yale University.

Daniella Hirshfield and JoAnn Carmin. 2011. “Urban Climate Adaptation in the United States: Lessons from a Global Survey." Presentation to the Association of Climate Change Officers, Chicago, IL.

JoAnn Carmin and Nikhil Nadkarni. 2011. “Overcoming Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation: Insights from Communities and Lessons from a Global Survey." Presentation at the Resilient Cities Congress, Bonn, Germany.

David Dodman and JoAnn Carmin. 2011. “Learning from Leaders: Lessons from Urban Adaptation Champions.” Paper presented at the Resilient Cities Conference, Bonn, Germany.

JoAnn Carmin. 2010. “From Motivation to Citywide Commitment to Climate Adaptation Planning.” Presentation given at Durham University, UK.

JoAnn Carmin. 2010. “Urban Climate Adaptation Planning: Cities as Initiators and Innovators.” Plenary given at the Pre-APEC International Workshop, Adaptation to Climate Change for Resilient Asia-Pacific Cities, sponsored by CITYNET, Yokohama, Japan.

JoAnn Carmin. 2010. "Variations in Urban Climate Adaptation Planning: Implications for Action." Paper presented at the International Climate Adaptation Conference, Queensland, Australia.

JoAnn Carmin. 2010. "Urban Climate Adaptation Planning: Lessons from the Global South." Presentation at the National Academy of Sciences Workshop, Adapting to Climate Change: Insights from the Social Sciences, Washington, DC.

JoAnn Carmin. 2010. “Urban Climate Adaptation: International Perspectives and Innovations.” Presentation given to the Global Change Research Program at the US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.

Leanne Farrell. 2010. "Institutional Mainstreaming of Climate Adaptation in Two South African Cities." Presentation to the Global Sustainabilities Working Group, Cambridge, MA.

Leanne Farrell and Ian Gray. 2010. "Preparing Cities for Climate Change: Research Summary and Directions." Presentation to representatives from national and local government, business, and NGOs from Walvis Bay and Swakopmund, Namibia.

JoAnn Carmin. 2009. "Planning Climate Resilient Cities: Early Lessons from Early Adapters." Plenary (based on paper co-authored with Debra Roberts and Isabelle Anguelovski) given at the World Bank's 5th Urban Research Symposium, “Cities and Climate Change,” Marseille, France.

JoAnn Carmin. 2009. Challenges and Opportunities for Urban Carbon Governance.” Presentation given at the International Symposium on Cities and Carbon Management, Tokyo.

JoAnn Carmin. 2009. “Urban Climate Adaptation Planning: Lessons from the Global South.” Presentation given in the Social Choices and Climate Change Series, Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers University.

JoAnn Carmin. 2009. “Planning for Climate Impacts in Cities.” Presentation given in the Environmental Speaker Series, Program on Environmental Science, Brown University.

Theses
Shoko Takemoto. 2011. Moving Towards Climate-Smart Flood Management in Bangkok and Tokyo. Masters Thesis. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Leanne Farrell. 2010. Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Urban Development: Lessons from Two South African Cities. Masters Thesis. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

YeSeul Kim. 2010. Planning for Climate Change in Informal Settlements: Case Study of Cape Town, South Africa. Undergraduate Thesis. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Related Papers, Book Chapters and Reports
JoAnn Carmin. 2012. “Global Climate Change: Urban Impacts and Responses.” Pp. 227-228 in George Ritzer (ed.), Encyclopedia of Globalization. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

JoAnn Carmin, David Dodman, Linda Harvey, Shuaib Lwasa, and Patricia Romero Lankao. 2011. “Urban Adaptation Planning and Governance: Challenges to Emerging Wisdom.” Pp. 123-129 in K. O. Zimmerman (ed.), Resilient Cities: Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change – Proceedings of the Global Forum 2010. Dordrecht: Springer.

Patricia McCarney, Hilda Blanco, JoAnn Carmin, and Michelle Colley. 2011.“Cities and Climate Change: The Challenges for Governance.” Pp. 253-273 in Cynthia Rosenzweig, William D. Solecki, Stephen A. Hammer, and Shagun Mehotra (eds.), Climate Change and Cities: First Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

JoAnn Carmin, Tim Carrington, Jane Ebinger, Barbara Evans, Franz Gerner, Bjorn Hamso, Antonio Lim, Ziad Nakat, Ana Plecas, Michael Webster, and Yan F. Zhang. 2010. “The Built Environment: Cities, Transport, Water Systems, and Energy.” Pp. 121-137 in Marianne Fay, Rachel Block, and Jane Ebinger (eds.), Adapting to Climate Change in Europe and Central Asia. Washington, DC: World Bank Publications.

JoAnn Carmin and Yan Zhang. 2009. "Achieving Urban Climate Adaptation in Europe and Central Asia." Policy Research Working Paper, #WPS5088. Washington, DC: World Bank.