The Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership (UCRSEA) is a multi-disciplinary and international collaborative partnership, combining the science of interpreting climate change’s uncertainties, risks, and impacts with social science analysis from geography, anthropology, and planning. It addresses vulnerabilities to climate change in urbanizing areas of Southeast Asia to enhance resilience and, hence, economic and social well-being.

The Partnership is funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Latest Partnership News

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 Graduate Fellowship Recipients at York University

Piti Srivongchai of Khon Kaen University and Ly Quoc Dang of Chiang Mai University are the 2017 UCRSEA Graduate Fellowship recipients. They will spend 12 weeks (September-November) at York University’s Centre for Asian Research under the supervision of Prof. Douglas Young, UCRSEA Co-Investigator. Piti will work on his research on “Low Carbon City Model for Khon Kaen…


New Postdoctoral Fellow joins UCRSEA in Fall 2017

Dr. Yanjun Cai is UCRSEA’s Postdoctoral Fellow for 2017/2018 and is expected to join the project in Fall 2017. She completed her PhD in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in December 2016. Her doctoral dissertation, “Photovoice for Vulnerability: Resilience Building in the Philippines”, was funded by the Toyota Foundation…


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