The result, no matter where one resides — rural or urban areas, developing or developed countries — climate change will adversely affect people's health.
Within this article a few policy related aspects to include into climate-smart city planning are outlined, and link the reader forward to understand what can be done from the drawing board.
Value for Dubai
Dubai has a unique advantage when it comes to climate related regulations and policies: it is a city growing fast, converting empty land into living and commercial areas. Here lies a benefit the city and its planners can leverage to include sustainability, environmental and population's health related aspects into new policies and guidelines given to architects and landscapers.