The objective of this workshop is to strengthen capacity of UCRSEA partners and students in addressing urbanisation and climate change issues. The workshop aims to bring together academics, researchers, practitioners and students to share their to-date research findings, experience and lessons learned from conducting research in secondary cities in the Mekong region. This will provide opportunities to discuss theoretical and practical aspects of the UCRSEA conceptual framework from different perspectives, local, national and regional, and through academic and practitioner approaches. It will also focus on documentation and academic writing. Participants will discuss challenges in writing up research findings and learn technical skills to assist in the documentation and publication process. They will also learn from visiting research sitea in Khon Kaen
Reflection on the implications of urbanization and climate change will be discussed. This will provide opportunities to share and discuss comparative studies between different locations in the Mekong countries.