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Policy brief, Mistra Urban Futures: ‘Understanding climate adaptation and transformation challenges in African Cities’

Policy brief on mitigation of GHG in low emitting cities

Policy Brief on Urban and Peri-urban agriculture and forestry mediating climate change adaptation and mitigation

Policy brief on Integrated flood management in cities

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  • Seto K., S. Dhakal, A. Bigio, H. Blanco, G.C. Delgado, D. Dewar, L. Huang, A. Inaba, A. Kansal, S. Lwasa, J. McMahon, D. Mueller, J. Murakami, H. Nagendra, and A. Ramaswami, 2014: Human Settlements, Infrastructure and Spatial Planning. In: Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Edenhofer, O., R. Pichs-Madruga, Y. Sokona, E. Farahani, J. Minx, S. Kadner, K. Seyboth, A. Adler, I. Baum, S. Brunner, P. Eickemeier, B. Kriemann, J. Salvolainen, S. Schlömer, C. von Stechow and T. Zwickel (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.
  • Christopher G. Boone, Charles L. Redman, Hilda Blanco, Dagmar Haase, Jennifer Koch, Shuaib Lwasa, Harini Nagendra, Stephan Pauleit, Steward T. A. Pickett, Karen C. Seto, and Makoto Yokohari, Reconceptualizing Land for Sustainable Urbanity, in “Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era,” ed Karen C. Seto and Anette Reenberg. 2014. Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 14, J. Lupp, series ed. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN: 9780262026901
  • Lwasa, S., 2015. Urban Governance and Poverty Reduction in Uganda: Lessons from Foreign Aid Regime of Local Government Development Program. Curr. Urban Stud. 03, 25–34. doi:10.4236/cus.2015.31004
  • Lwasa, S., Mugagga, F., Wahab, B., Simon, D., Connors, J.P., Griffith, C., 2015. A meta-analysis of urban and peri-urban agriculture and forestry in mediating climate change. Curr. Opin. Environ. Sustain. 13, 68–73. doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2015.02.003
  • Lwasa, S., 2014. A systematic review of research on climate change adaptation policy and practice in Africa and South Asia deltas. Reg. Environ. Change. doi:10.1007/s10113-014-0715-8
  • Shuaib Lwasa, El manejo de la urbanización africana en el contexto de los cambios ambientales, Managing African urbanization in the context of environmental changes, InterDisciplina 2, No. 2 (2014) 119-140
  • Shuaib Lwasa, Frank Mugagga, Bolanle Wahab, David Simon, John Connors, Corrie Griffith, Urban and peri-urban agriculture and forestry: transcending poverty alleviation to climate change mitigation and adaptation, (2013), Urban Climate 7 (2014) 92–106doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2013.10.007
  • Forthcoming Cities, Food and Agriculture; towards resilient urban food systems; “State of the Art” papers on various dimensions urban food systems to feed urban policy making, planning and development. Chapter of Urban Agriculture and Climate change” by Shuaib Lwasa and Marielle Dubbeling
  • Forthcoming Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network. Hub Coordinator a co-coordinating Lead Author on the Chapter “Environmental Equity and Justice”



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