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The Fragility of Cities

Why are the potential connections between climate change adaptation and urban violence important to understand? First, to ensure that adaptation efforts do not inadvertently increase the risk of urban violence. And second, where possible, so that these efforts can be designed to reduce the risk. This article identifies some of the gaps in the knowledge base and potential entry points for future research and action.


This article is taken from Climate 2020, a publication by the United Nations Association - UK and Witan Media. To read the rest of the publication, visit