*Seeking communities, cities and climate change case studies*

The policy report *“What about the people? The socially sustainable,
resilient community and urban development”* (by Cathy Baldwin, University
of Oxford, and Robin King, World Resources, Institute)
looks at how the physical environment of cities strengthens communities
through influencing their thoughts, feelings and behaviours to take
positive actions that help them respond resiliently to the adverse effects
of climate change-related adverse weather events and natural disasters.

It is under review with Routledge Publishers for publication as a book in
printed and eformats, with global distribution in universities, think
tanks, multilateral organisations, NGOs etc under their Environment and
Sustainability strand for academic and policy audiences.

The publisher has asked if we could like to expand our content to include
further case studies and evidence-based recommendations from around the
world (particularly the global south, e.g. Africa, Latin America and Asia)
of policies, practical projects or research about initiatives /projects
that demonstrate any of the following:

a)      Urban form or community participation in urban initiatives that
supports the behavioural, social, cultural, psychological or physical
health aspects of resilience to the adverse environmental effects of
climate change, e.g. adverse weather events, periods of extreme
temperatures, natural disasters etc.

b)    Communities adversely affected by climate change – where somehow
(incidentally / accidentally) the physical or biophysical/ natural
environments (e.g. green spaces) of the city positively support
communities’ social/health resilience

If you / your organisation / your colleagues have any written material that
would make for informative case studies that explicitly includes
qualitative (descriptive / ethnographic) or quantitative data on how the
built environment and community participation in development has supported
behavioural, psychological, cultural, social or health aspects of
resilience, that are readily available as secondary sources, and that we
could analyse, please let us know asap.

These could be project reports, evaluations, journal papers, online
articles etc.

We're not looking for author contributions but secondary material that we
can analyse.

Thank you very much indeed.

Best wishes,


Dr Cathy Baldwin, cathy.baldwin@anthro.ox.ac.uk
Research Associate, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology,
University of Oxford
Visiting Research Academic, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment,
Oxford Brookes University