Creating climate-smart cities: 3 ways to incorporate health into urban planning

Using health to inform climate change adaptation and mitigation in cities is not merely a suggestion; it must be a mandatory part of urban planning moving forward, writes Debora B. Freitas López, a director in the Southern Africa region at Chemonics, in this op-ed.

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About the author

  • Debora Freitas López

    Debora B. Freitas López, a director in the Southern Africa region at Chemonics with almost 15 years of experience in international development, is responsible for the USAID-funded Mozambique Coastal City Adaptation Project (CCAP) and a member of the health technical practice. She is a health and social and behavior change (SBC) expert with in-depth experience in the design, implementation, management, and evaluation of multi-level initiatives, particularly in SBC.