Ebru Gencer collaborated with ISOCARP President Ric Stephens and Erik Johanson from the Southern Pensylvania Transportation Authority for an article on the role of planning to increase resilience to climate change. The article was written for and published in Review 11, a publication of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP).

This article explores climate change and action planning to increase resiliency in urban areas. It starts by describing climate change and its impacts on urban areas, and continues by discussing various levels of intervention actions on climate change ranging from intergovernmental processes to regional, national, and local level action plans. The article concludes by providing a case study from Philadelphia (USA) and summarizing what climate action plans means for resiliency and sustainability in urban areas.

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