Useful & Interesting Books
Protecting Our Homes & Communities

This page focuses on books helpful in protecting our homes and communities from climate change and its destructive impacts.

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World. By Jeff Goodell.

Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet. By Michael Bloomberg & Carl Pope.

Life After Carbon: The Next Global Transformation of Cities. By Peter Plastrik & John Cleveland.

Cities And Climate Change. Edited By the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change. By Peter Calthorpe.

Virginia Climate Fever: How Global Warming Will Transform Our Cities, Shorelines, and Forests. By Stephen Nash.

Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security. By Todd Miller.

Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network. By Cynthia Rosenzweig (Editor), et al.

Urban Resilience for Risk and Adaptation Governance: Theory and Practice. By Grazia Brunetta (Editor), et al.

Managing Climate Risks in Coastal Communities: Strategies for Engagement, Readiness and Adaptation. By Lawrence Susskind, et al.

Governing Climate Change: Global Cities and Transnational Lawmaking. By Jolene Lin.

Resilience, Environmental Justice and the City. By Manuel Vallee, et al.

Cities People Planet: Urban Development and Climate Change. By Herbert Girardet.

Cities and Climate Change: Urban Sustainability and Global Environmental Governance. By Michelle Betsill & Harriet Bulkeley.

Conscious Coastal Cities: Sustainability, Blue Green Growth, and The Politics of Imagination. By Voula P. Mega.

The Urban Fix: Resilient Cities in the War Against Climate Change, Heat Islands and Overpopulation. By Douglas Kelbaugh.

The City and the Coming Climate. By Brian Stone Jr.

Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements 2011. By UN-Habitat.

The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security. By Eric Toensmeier.

The Risk City: Cities Countering Climate Change: Emerging Planning Theories and Practices Around the World. By Yosef Jabareen.

Cool Cities: Urban Sovereignty and the Fix for Global Warming. By Benjamin R. Barber.

Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change. By Ashley Dawson.

Published: June 2019
Revised: May 2023

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