Cities and urban communities around the world must step up their adaptation and preparedness efforts if they are to handle the increasingly complex challenges caused by climate change. In this chapter, it is anticipated that models within the Knowledge-Based Development (KBD) and its application to urban development under the category of the Knowledge-City flag can advance concepts such as climate change governance, through resource regulation and formal measurement, and data analysis of City Preparedness for Climate Change Benchmarking. This, because KBD and the K-City notions aim at measuring, leveraging and creating a balance of all capital forms (both tangible and intangible) in the evolution of human activity systems such as cities. Amongst these, the Knowledge City international consultation known as the MAKCi Awards, an offspring of the World Capital Institute is one of the landmark k-City benchmarking references worth recollecting for City Preparedness purposes.
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