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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UCRSEA Webinar Videos

On 29 November 2018, UCRSEA hosted a webinar on "Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia: Urgency, Knowledge and Innovation" and invited five experts and practitioners in Southeast Asia to share the latest knowledge development in the field and explore cutting-edge approaches. For those who missed it,  here are the edited videos of each presentation:      …

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UCRSEA Book Now Available!

UCRSEA is pleased to announce that its book, Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia, is finally out of press. Co-edited by Prof. Amrita Daniere and Matthias Garschagen, it features the work of young scholars and graduate students who have been involved in the Partnership whose research focused on the relationship between urban poverty, vulnerability and…

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Phnom Penh air is dangerously polluted

Air quality in Phnom Penh is badly polluted. A recent study conducted by the Royal University of Phnom Penh shows that harmful particulate matters in the air concentrations or PM2.5 reading was 46 μg/m3 micrograms per cubic meter, exceeding the air quality standard recommended by the World Health Organization at 25 micrograms per cubic meters.…

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2019 UCRSEA Postdoctoral Fellow Katherine Laycock

Katherine Laycock of the University of Waterloo will join the UCRSEA Partnership in January 2019 as Postdoctoral Fellow. She holds a BA in Political Science and Global Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University and a MSc in Capacity Development & Extension with International Development Studies collaboration from the University of Guelph where she investigated community cohesion, vulnerability, and capacity-building…

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Building Climate Resilience in Southeast Asian Secondary Cities

Dr. Danny Marks, former UCRSEA Postdoctoral Fellow, wrote the article for the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Foundation (Southeast Asia Regional Office), a German Green Political Foundation which is affiliated to the "Alliance '90/The Greens" political party represented in German Federal Parliament, under the theme of "Climate Change Governance in Southeast Asia." In it, he cites the work being done…

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UCRSEA Intern shares summer internship experiences

Danielle Reid, UCRSEA summer intern, represented the Partnership Project at the University of Toronto Institute for Management and Innovation’s 4th Annual Sustainability Leaders' Series held on October 18, 2018. The series featured graduate students in the Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM) Program who shared their summer internships in sustainability. Danielle, who went to…

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Featured Blogs: PhD Students share memories of Cambodia

Two PhD students, Laura Beckwith and Leah Marajh, who are both associated with UCRSEA, share their memorable experiences while doing research and learning a new language in Cambodia. Laura, who is completing her PhD at the University of Ottawa, has been based in Phnom Penh for the past year while conducting her research on climate…

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2018 UCRSEA Graduate Fellows

Try Thuon and Nguyen Thanh Tu have been selected as recipients of the 2018 UCRSEA Graduate Fellowships. They will spend the Fall Term at the University of Toronto, where they will continue to work on their respective PhD research papers, participate in UCRSEA Project activities, attend courses, seminars and workshops relevant to their research and…

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Dr. Yanjun Cai keynotes RUPP Lecture Series

Dr. Yanjun Cai,  current UCRSEA Postdoctoral Fellow from the University of Toronto, was the keynote speaker for the Keynote Lecture Series of the Faculty of Development Studies at the Royal University of Phnom Penh on June 16, 2018. Her academic presentation entitled, “Photovoice and Social Media Application: Proactive Urban Climate Resilience”, explored how the application…

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