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The adaptation-development nexus: risk transitions in five megacities

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In this timely and important lecture, Mark discusses the adaptation-development nexus, and explores risk transitions in five megacities (Kolkata, Lagos, London, New York and Tokyo). The lecture will be followed by audience Q&A.

Mark is Professor of Geography in Kings College London, whose research interests are in the institutions and social relationships that shape vulnerability and adaptation to natural disasters, including those associated with climate change, and in the ways in which conflicting values and practices of development inform resilience and transformation in the face of environmental change.

He Co-Chairs the UK Alliance for Disaster Research, and has served as a coordinating author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) and its Fifth Assessment Report. He also sits on the Scientific Steering Committees for the IGBP-IHDP core project Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) and the ICSU core project Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR).

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