Participatory Planning for Climate Compatible Development in Maputo, Mozambique
Edited by Vanesa Castán Broto; Jonathan Ensor; Emily Boyd; Charlotte Allen; Carlos Seventine; Domingos Augusto Macucule | November 2015
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About the book
Participatory Planning for Climate Compatible Development in Maputo, Mozambique is a practitioners’ handbook that builds upon the experience of a pilot project that was awarded the United Nations ‘Lighthouse Activity’ Award.
Building upon a long scholarly tradition of participatory planning, this dual-language (English/Portuguese) book addresses crucial questions about the relevance of citizen participation in planning for climate compatible development and argues that citizens have knowledge and access to resources that enable them to develop a sustainable vision for their community. In order to do so, the author proposes a Participatory Action Planning methodology to organise communities, and also advances mechanisms for institutional development through partnerships.
- Builds upon the experience of a pilot project in Maputo, Mozambique, that was awarded a United Nations ‘Lighthouse Activity’ Award
- Brings an established body of scholarship to a real-world setting, with real-life examples of how to apply theory to practice
- Learn how a participatory planning process can empower citizens to develop a collective vision and present it to government institutions and private firms
About the author
Vanesa Castán Broto is a Senior Lecturer at the Development Planning Unit at the Barlett School of Planning, The Bartlett, University College London’s prestigious faculty of the built environment. Her research seeks to achieve socially and environmentally just development in cities in the global south.
She holds postgraduate degrees from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), Wageningen University (Netherlands) and an engineering doctorate in the UK (University of Surrey). Prior to joining UCL, she was involved in post-doctoral research at Durham University which examined the processes of social and technological innovation within the city in response to climate change.
Table of contents
Introduction | Incorporating Climate Change Knowledge in Participatory Planning | Co-constructing CCD Knowledge through Participatory Action Planning | Building Partnerships for Climate Compatible Development | Conclusion and Ways Forward | References | Index