The final report of the COST Action TU0902 was brought together in a book called: Understanding Cities- Advances in Integrated Assessment of Urban Sustainability. Richard Dawson et al edited the book which introduces key results from the European Science Foundation funded COST Action TU0902 network that brought together researchers and practitioners involved in urban integrated assessment. Using case studies, theoretical approaches and reporting experience from across Europe this book explores the challenges and opportunities of urban integrated assessment through four perspectives: Quantified integrated assessment modelling; (ii) Climate change adaptation and mitigation; (iii) Green and blue infrastructure; and, (iv) Urban policy and governance. The book closes by outlining priorities for future research and development and presents a generic framework for urban integrated assessment to analyse the potential benefits and trade-offs of sustainability policies and interventions.
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http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ceser/researchprogramme/costactiontu0902/ or to get a hard copy of the book please email Richard.Dawson@ncl.ac.uk or Oliver.Heidrich@ncl.ac.uk