Urban adaptation in rapidly growing cities need a paradigm shift

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We have been working with rapid developing cities like Can Tho, vietnam (see our work) regarding adaptation. Here we intentionally use the term "Urban Adaptation" instead of more common "Climate Adaptation". The reason for that is, in cities like Can Tho (or any other Secondary City in the Global South - SCGS), climate change -- while being extremely relevant and important -- is only one of many pressures that they have to deal with in adaptation; Land-cover change, rapid population increase, increasing pollution are some others. [1]

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Part II

Part I

Citation
Pathirana A, Radhakrishnan M, Quan NH, Zevenbergen C. Managing urban water systems with significant adaptation deficits—unified framework for secondary cities: part I—conceptual framework. Climatic Change. 2017:1-4.
Original article
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-017-1953-9
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File:Scgs adaptation cc paper part I.pdf

Part II

Citation
Pathirana A, Radhakrishnan M, Ashley, R, Quan NH, Zevenbergen C. Managing urban water systems with significant adaptation deficits—unified framework for secondary cities: part II—the practice. Climatic Change. 2017:1-18.
Original article
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-017-2059-0
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File:Scgs adaptation cc paper part II.pdf
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