UCRSEA Seminar: Eco-Feminism: Northern Thailand Case Studies
- October 23, 2018
- Can Tho University
Upcoming International Conferences, 2018-2019
- October 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019
2018 Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) Annual Conference, 5-9 August 2018, Quebec City, Canada
- August 5, 2018 - August 9, 2018
- Quebec City, Canada
- Social Capital to Improve Climate Action (Katherine Laycock)
- The implementation gap: Reality vs. environmental rhetoric in Lao Cai, Vietnam (Gwenn Pulliat)
- Social Media Affordances and Urban Resilience in Myanmar (Yanjun Cai)
- Why Focusing on Urban Climate Change Resilience in Southeast Asia is Relevant and Urgent (Amrita Daniere)
Photovoice and Social Media Application: Proactive Urban Climate Resilience
- June 16, 2018 - June 16, 2018
- Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
UCRSEA Curriculum Development Training Workshop
- May 14, 2018 - May 17, 2018
- Chiang Mai, Thailand
As a follow-up to the 2016 Curriculum Development Workshop, a training workshop to introduce and teach the course syllabus on Urban Climate Change Resilience and Governance and train participants is being organized. The one-semester (15 weeks) course covers a range of concepts, theories, and issues relevant to and important for understanding the challenge of climate change in cities. It explores how cities are responding to climate change impacts and forecasts, and how urban scholars assess these responses. The varied and competing ideas of resilience as a response to climate change and their varied frameworks for assessing and developing resilience will also be taken up.
Prof. Amrita Daniere will take the lead in the course instruction.
UCRSEA Partners Annual Workshop
- May 7, 2018 - May 10, 2018
- Yangon, Myanmar
The 4th UCRSEA Annual Workshop is scheduled for 7-10 May in Yangon. This year, the workshop will review progress to-date of project activities in the secondary cities, share research findings, experiences and insights and write-up papers based on research results.
More detailed agenda and programme will follow.
UCRSEA Panels Sessions at the 2018 Urban Affairs Association (UAA) Conference
- April 4, 2018 - April 7, 2018
- Toronto, Canada
UCRSEA will be holding two panel sessions and presenting eight papers at the 2018 UAA Conference under the special topic, “Shaping Justice and Sustainability Within and Beyond the City’s Edge: Contestation and Collaboration in Urbanizing Regions”. These are:
Panel 1 — Climate risks management in rapidly developing cities
Organizer & Moderator: Prof. Amrita Danière
Flood Vulnerability and Resilience in Peri-Urbanizing Vietnam: A Case Study from Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam by Hue Le and Ly Bui (Vietnam National University, Vietnam)
Flood: Impact and Responses in Khon Kaen City in Thailand by Astrud Lea Beringer and Jutamas Kaewsuk (Mahasarakham University, Thailand)
Urbanization and the Master Urban Plan of Vientiane: Issues and Prospects by Thanousorn Vongpraseuth (National University of Laos, Lao PDR)
Enhancing urban climate change resilience in Southeast Asia: Lessons from the field by Amrita Daniere and Yanjun Cai (University of Toronto, Canada)
Panel 2 — Environmental policies in urban planning
Organizer: Dr. Gwenn Pulliat
Moderator: Prof. Douglas Young
Theory of Planned Behavior as framework for communicating health related climate risk in peri-urban: A case of school children in Mekong Delta in Vietnam by Quynh Anh Nguyen (National Institute for Science and Technology Policy and Strategy Studies, Vietnam)
In Pursuit of Urban Resilience: Climate Change Adaptation in Cambodian Cities by Laura Beckwith (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Despite the environment. The implementation of the environmental policy in rapidly growing Lao Cai, Vietnam by Gwenn Pulliat (University of Toronto, Canada)
Migrating towards vulnerabilities: The cascading impacts of structural violence, climate change, and migration on Myanmar labour migrants in Phuket, Thailand by Angelica de Jesus (University of Toronto, Canada)
Intersections of Social and Environmental Change in Southeast Asia
- November 17, 2017
- York University
Piti Srivongchai and Ly Quoc Dang, Graduate Fellows of the Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership (UCRSEA), will be presenting their research papers on November 17, 2017 at York University, 12:30 pm-2:15 pm.
Piti, who is a doctoral candidate at Khon Kaen University, will present his paper, “Guidelines to Reduce Individual Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions for Low Carbon City in Khon Kaen, Thailand”. This is a qualitative study which investigated the changes in individual human lifestyle that are necessary to contribute to the reduction of GHG through the Low Carbon City initiative in the Khon Kaen municipality, Thailand. Seven conditions of individual behaviour that impact GHG reduction were examined: character, knowledge, attitude, motivation, persuasion, role models and equipment support. Based on his findings, guidelines for improving individual contributions through Low Carbon City to reduce GHG have been proposed.
Dang’s paper is on “Gender Inequality and Urban Floods in Can Tho City, Vietnam.” Using a feminist political ecology framework, he examines gendered relationships in terms of rights, roles and responsibilities in families and communities affected by floods in Can Tho, Vietnam. Based on fieldwork, he also seeks to understand the impact of women’s involvement in flood management and environmental and climate justice. Dang is a doctoral candidate in Women’s and Gender Studies at Chiang Mai University, Thailand, and a researcher at Can Tho University of Vietnam.
All are welcome. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Doing Fieldwork in the Global South
- November 9, 2017
- Munk School of Global Affairs
The UCRSEA Partnership Project is holding a seminar on “Doing Fieldwork in the Global South” on 9 November 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. This is especially relevant to students who are interested in undertaking field research in Asia. Dr. Gwenn Pulliat, UCRSEA Postdoctoral Fellow, organized the event and will include UCRSEA-funded students who carried out their research in partner countries in Southeast Asia.
UCRSEA Panel Session at the Canadian Council of Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS) Conference
- October 27, 2017
- York University
UCRSEA organized the panel, “Community vulnerabilities to Climate Change in Secondary Cities”, at the CCSEAS Conference with Profs. Amrita Daniere and Lisa Drummond as convenors, on 27 October. Paper presenters were:
- Dr. Gwenn Pulliat, University of Toronto: Farmlands and the environment in Lao Cai, Vietnam
- Try Thuon, Royal University of Phnom Penh: The Politics of Spatial Arrangement, Urbanization and Climate Change: Case study from Battambang, Cambodia
- Tammy Chou, University of Toronto: Social and Environmental Safeguards in the Dawei Special Economic Zone in Myanmar
- Taylor Whitfield, University of Toronto: Drought Vulnerabilities & Water Consumption Patterns in Khon Kaen, Thailand