Attend The Economist’s Climate Risk Asia Week at special UCRSEA rate

Climate change will continue to reshape every aspect of the global economy, from politics to migration, financing and supply chains. The Economist's Climate Risk Asia Week will bring together policymakers, business leaders, investors, insurers and scientists to discuss how organisations can measure, manage and mitigate the threat from climate change. Add your name to the impressive…

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NEW PUBLICATION: Asia’s Changing Cities: Water, Climate and Power in the Transformation of Urban Spaces

UCRSEA Co-Director, Dr. Amrita Daniere former UCRSEA Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Vanessa Lamb have recently published the introduction to a special issue of the International Development Planning Review that brings together research from across diverse Asian cities to reveal how water is foundational to the city. Articles in this issue examine the central paradigms of ‘water and…

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NEW DISSERTATION: Transforming Climate Resilience:
 A Case Study of Myanmar Migrants in Phuket, Thailand

Dr. Angelica de Jesus-Bretschneider’s research on the lives of 80 Myanmar migrants in Phuket, Thailand serves as a case study for the importance of taking a directly political approach to planning for climate resilience. In her thesis, Dr. de Jesus-Bretschneider describes the vulnerabilities of Myanmar migrants in Phuket as embodied structural violence, which refers to…

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NEW PUBLICATION: Visualizing Vulnerability for Inclusive Community Resilience: Photovoice Evidence from the Philippines

  Dr. Yanjun Cai’s most recent publication the integration of photovoice with Facebook to demonstrate diverse dimensions of vulnerability through the lens of twenty-six informal settlers in metropolitan Manila and Cebu City. Through this mixed-methods approach, her article adds to the growing literature on vulnerability as an intrinsic and dynamic outcome of unjust social structures…

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NEW DISSERTATION: The Politics of Urban Space Making: A Case Study of Battambang Town, Cambodia

Dr. Try Thuon’s (Chiang Mai University, Thailand)  doctoral dissertation examines urban space making and resilience through a lens of strategic group formation, under pressure from rapid urbanization, regional economic connectivity, and intensifying climate change impacts. Dr. Thuon’s research reflects how the reconstruction of space, identity, and social belonging, is regularly omitted in mainstream resilience approaches.…

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NEW DISSERATION: Coastal Cambodians on the Move: The Interplay of Migration, Social Wellbeing and Resilience In Three Fishing Communities

Through qualitative work done among three coastal fishing villages in Koh Kong province in southwest Cambodia, U of Ottawa PhD Student Furqan Asif aims to contribute to a better understanding of the social dimensions of resilience by using a multidimensional (material, subjective, and relational) social wellbeing framework to not only better understand how migration affects…

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Watch new UCRSEA documentary videos on You Tube

The UCRSEA Partnership Project has recently released documentary videos highlighting its five-year work in eight Southeast Asian cities funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the International Development Research Centre Canada. The videos focus on the project's efforts to build bodies of knowledge and effect much needed changes in skills,…

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New journal article by UCRSEA researchers

Prof. Melissa Marschke of the University of Ottawa, a UCRSEA Collaborator, and Jason Horlings, her student and a UCRSEA research funding recipient, have published a new article, "Fishing, farming and factories: adaptive development in coastal Cambodia", in the journal Climate and Development. The objective of their paper is to determine if the emergence of a…

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UCRSEA Policy Forum in The Bangkok Post, The Cambodia Daily

The UCRSEA Policy Forum, held on May 22nd at Chulalongkorn University, was featured in The Bangkok Post's article, "Preventing climate change in the face of urbanisation", published May 26th. The same article was published in The Cambodia Daily. The event was also covered by NewsNBT Thailand and CH7News.

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UCRSEA Policy Forum – Linking Research & Practice to Policy

In collaboration with Chulalongkorn University, UCRSEA is organizing a Policy Forum on May 22nd in Bangkok in conjunction with the Final Annual Workshop. With the theme: “What would it take for cities in Southeast Asia to become more sustainable, inclusive, equitable and resilient?”, participants are expected to find the answer, with dialogue grounded in recent…

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