Celebrating the life of Lisa Drummond

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Lisa Drummond's passing. Lisa Drummond, Hanoi 2013. Photo by Doug Young. Lisa Drummond (Welch), an Associate Professor in the Urban Studies Program in the Department of Social Science and a member of the Graduate Program in Geography at York University in Toronto, passed away…

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Learning and Unlearning Sustainability with UCRSEA Research

UCRSEA Collaborators Joanna Kocsis and Rebecca McMillan have been invited to speak at the University of Toronto Mississauga's Learning and Unlearning Sustainability Series on Wednesday Jan 20th from 5-6pm EST (Toronto time). Join them to learn more about the UCRSEA's approach to urban climate resilience!

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UCRSEA Book tops the SDG-related publications list for 2020!

Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia is among the top used publications related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on SpringerLink this year! The book brings together research from UCRSEA partners and students to explore how climate change impacts interact with poverty and vulnerability to increase the risk for urban residents in Southeast Asia, addressing both SDG11…

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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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