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Coastal cities in South Africa such as Cape Town are experiencing a range of coastal pressures consistent with a warming climate. This includes evidence of receding coastlines, shifting wind regimes and more intense storms. The coalescence of socio-political and climate-change-driven pressures requires a governance approach that is adaptive and responsive, but there are impediments that are preventing the required shifts to match these dynamic and mounting pressures. Darryl Colenbrander investigates the governance of coastal risk and vulnerability in developing city-scale contexts.

Event details of Governing coastal risk and vulnerability in Cape Town
Date 21 November 2018
Time 12:00 -13:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

D.R. Colenbrander: Governing Coastal Risk and Vulnerability. New pathways in Developing City-Scale Contexts, Cape Town, South Africa.


Prof. J. Gupta

Prof. J.M. Bavinck


Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.