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(The map here shows circles of 20, 40 & 60km radius, a rough approximation to the gravity field).

Peri-urban-climate scoping

Using visual thinking for the deeper complexity of peri-urban-climate interactions, here are 2 images. The first is a flip-chart sketch and overview of the problem. The second is a ‘Causal mapping’ from the Peri-cene Framework, with basic problems and pathways. For more see the Tokyo pathways.

(In advance of consultation this is a general version with typical problems and pathways around the world).

System scoping drawing

System scoping diagram

Causal analysis

This puts the mapping above into an analytic for with a summary table. For more see the Tokyo analysis

(In advance of consultation this version is a comparison of our two detailed case studies).

Policy lab - causal effects

Climate Hazard

(World Bank data profile for Tokyo)

Extreme heat                                                - Medium
Wildfire                                                          - High
Water scarcity                                              - Low
River flood                                                    - High
Urban flood                                                  - High
Coastal flood                                                - High
Cyclone                                                          - No data
Tsunami                                                         - High
Landslide                                                       - High
Earthquake                                                   - High
Volcano                                                         - High

Spatial mapping

The Peri-cene takes a practical approach to the complexity of peri-urban-climate interactions. The base-maps here build on the JRC-GHSL (Global Human Settlements Layer) system of urban mapping with 1km2 cells - In this way the peri-urban definition and mapping is not a final answer, but the start of discussion. For more on the questions of ‘where is the periurban’ and ‘how is it changing’ see the D3-1 report.

Population density map

This shows 3 population density bands: 0-50, 50-125, and 125-300 persons/km2: (transparent for open land, and then green and yellow cells). These are in different proximities to the main urban centres, for the moment defined by distances (from the urban centre), of 0-20, 20-40, and 40-60 km: titled ‘near-urban: further-urban: ex-urban / peri-rural’.


Population change map

Content coming soon.

Climate projections: river flooding

Including river flooding and related extreme events, this is a ‘reasonable worst case scenario’ for 2080, with reduced policy and pessimistic modelling. This is based on the mapping from


Climate projections: coastal flooding

Including sea level rise, tidal and storm surge effects, this is a ‘reasonable worst case scenario’ for 2080, assuming reduced climate change policy, and ‘pessimistic’ modelling. This is based on the mapping from


Climate projections: temperature effects

(Top & middle parts include):

(Lower part includes):

Tokyo climate projections temp effects

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