Costs and benefits of adapting spatial planning to climate change: lessons learned from a large-scale urban development project in the Netherlands

Adapting to climate change comes at a cost, but the avoided damages have benefits as well. Using the example of the Zuidplaspolder, a large scale urban development project in the Netherlands, a social cost-benefit analysis regarding social planning measures sheds light on what are efficient investments when ‘climate proofing’ an area.

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