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JEL Volume. 49, Issue 3 | leftPrevious Review

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Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future by Matthew E. Kahn

Published By: New York: Basic Books
ISBN: 978-0-465-01926-7
Date of Publication: 2010


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Reviewed by: Matthew J. Kotchen of Yale University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.3.719.r25
Review Pages: 777-79

Book Review Abstract

Matthew J. Kotchen of Yale University reviews "Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future" by Matthew E. Kahn. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins "Explores how cities will adapt to the challenges of climate change, focusing on how geographical and socioeconomic factors will affect the quality of urban life in a hotter world. Discusses too much gas; what we've done when our cities have blown up; king of the hill; the case of Los Angeles; whether Manhattan will flood; whether China's cities will go green; effects and adaptations in developing countries; seize the day--opportunities from our hotter future; and the future of cities. Kahn is Professor with the Institute of the Environment, the Department of Economics, and the Department of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles. Index."


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Matthew J. Kotchen of Yale University


JEL Classifications

O13: Economic Development: Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products
O15: Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
P25: Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies: Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics
P28: Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies: Natural Resources; Energy; Environment
Q54: Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming
R11: Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, and Changes


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