Six members of the UCRSEA team presented their research in a panel titled, “Building Urban Climate Change Resilience: Evolving Challenge in Southeast Asian Cities”, at the 2015 Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS) Conference. This year, the conference was held from 15 to 17 October 2015 and hosted by the University of Ottawa.
The panel included a conceptual paper that described the conceptual framework underlying the project as well as three papers by graduate students supported by the Partnership based on their exploratory research in Lao Cai, Vietnam, Daiwei, Myanmar and Bangkok, Thailand. The three student papers range in focus from the possibilities for green infrastructure in a rapidly urbanizing Vietnamese city to conducting a preliminary vulnerability analysis in Myanmar to how to create room for resiliency and sustainability planning in cities that are still struggling to manage basic infrastructure. The following were the papers presented:
Building Urban Climate Change Resilience in Southeast Asia: Conceptual Framework
Amrita Daniere (Unviersity of Toronto), Lisa Drummond (York University), Richard Friend (ISET), Pakamas Thinphanga (ISET)
Conducting Climate Vulnerability Assessment in Daiwei, Myanmar
Carli Melo, University of Toronto
Flows of water: Green infrastructure in rapidly urbanizing Lao Cai
Lusha Zhou, University of Toronto
Challenges to Sustainability in Southeast Asian Cities
Ishtiaq Afridi, University of Toronto
The full paper abstracts are available here.
Project member Melissa Marschke (University of Ottawa) was head of the Conference’s Organizing Committee.
More information about the conference, including the full programme, can be accessed here: https://ccseas2015.wordpress.com