UCRSEA Partnership Project mentioned in Reuters News

An article in Reuters on Bangkok’s flooding problem features an interview with Dr. Danny Marks and mentions the UCRSEA Partnership Project. Read the full article, “Bangkok struggles to protect slum dwellers as floods worsens”.

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1st UCRSEA State of Knowledge Paper now available

Becky McMillan’s paper, “Cities, Complex Systems, and Climate Governance: A Critical Review of the Literature”, the first in the series of UCRSEA State of Knowledge Papers, is now out and can be found here.  Becky is a PhD candidate in Human Geography at the University of Toronto and is currently conducting her doctoral field research in…

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Khon Kaen slum communities suffer from state’s failure to provide water

“Section 72 of Thailand’s new constitution states that “the state shall provide quality water resources adequately for the consumption by people.” But within the city of Khon Kaen, the state is failing to adhere to Section 72. Many residents still do not have access to tap water and consequently, must use groundwater for their daily…

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University of Toronto Graduate Students Spend Summer Internship at Mercy Corps Myanmar and MSU

Three graduate students from the University of Toronto will undertake their summer internships at Mercy Corps Myanmar and Mahasarakham University (MSU), Thailand, from May 15th to August 4th. They are Tammy Chou, Woo Jin Cho and Taylor Whitfield. Tammy, who will be based at Mercy Corps Myanmar, is currently completing her Master of Science in…

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Thi Phuong Linh Le, UCRSEA’s 1st Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient

Thi Phuong Linh Le is UCRSEA’s first Graduate Fellowship recipient from Southeast Asia. She arrived at the University of Toronto on February 19th to spend part of the 2017 Winter Term as an International Visiting Graduate Student. Phuong Linh, a second-year Master student in Traffic and Transport from the Vietnamese-German University, has three years of…

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UCRSEA Working Paper Series: The Political Ecology of Urban Climate Justice in Thailand

UCRSEA Postdoctoral fellow, Danny Marks’ paper, “The Political Ecology of Urban Climate Justice in Thailand”, is now available as part of the UCRSEA Working Papers series. This paper addresses a gap in the literature on urban climate justice by examining inequity at the “urban scale” and adds to growing discussions and acknowledgment about the need for climate justice at the city…

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The climate resilience of SEZ employees in Koh Kong, Cambodia

Jason Horlings (Master’s Candidate, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa) spent Fall 2016 in Koh Kong, Cambodia, exploring the climate resilience of employees at the Special Economic Zone in Koh Kong. He shares his experience through photographs taken during his research trip. Access the album here.

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Successful UCRSEA Virtual Seminar begins third year

The UCRSEA Virtual Seminar re-started in September for its third year. The second meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, 27 October 2016. The seminar series comprises an international group of students and junior professionals working in similar areas: climate change resilience, urban environmental management, service provision — particularly in Southeast Asia. The seminar meets once per month…

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U of T students tackle climate change in Southeast Asia

“Cities are both the cause of and the solution to environmental change,” says Nathan Stewart, a University of Toronto urban planning graduate student. Since April, he has been conducting research in Thailand on the effects of climate change on the population of a city called Khon Kaen, located in one of the poorest regions of the…

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U of T Sustainability Student Visits Vietnam to discuss communities in need – Mayur Mukati, UCRSEA intern

“At a Symposium lecture “Our World is in Need” by David Begbie, the topic of how the feeling of powerlessness instills inaction was discussed. Begbie argued that even wealthy and powerful people feel that – Jasmine An they are “not big enough” to bring about change. From the C-level executive to the middle manager to…

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