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CentrePiece article
Rising sea levels and the future of coastal cities
Guy Michaels
October 2021
Paper No' CEPCP611:
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CentrePiece 26 (3) Autumn 2021


Tags: economic geography; climate; climate change; housing; inequality; equality; cities; sea level rise

Despite the higher susceptibility to floods and a growing climate crisis, more than 10% of the world's population lives in low-elevation coastal zones - and that share is increasing. Guy Michaels and colleagues present a detailed picture of housing in these areas - and how rising sea levels may reshape cities.

This article summarises 'Cities and the sea level' by Yatang Lin, Thomas K.J. McDermott and Guy Michaels, CEP discussion paper No. 1758.