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
Book Review Detail
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."