|Title of host publication||Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Futures|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Springer Nature Switzerland AG|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
Insights from the behavioral sciences have rapidly gained prominence to accelerate urban climate action. Effectively, the behavioral sciences challenge the long-held assumption that humans are ‘rational’, ‘self-interested’, and ‘utility maximizing’. Rather, because of our in-built biases and heuristics, we humans often make decisions that are not in our best interest, let alone that of society at large. Lessons from behavioral science-informed governance for urban climate action that has proven to work may help to tackle other urban challenges too.