UCRSEA presentation at the CCSEAS conference at University of Ottawa

Lt-Rt: Ishtiaq Afridi, Pakamas Thinphanga, Amrita Daniere, Lusha Zhou, Carli Melo. Photograph by J. Kocsis


Six members of the CCSEAS team presented their research in a panel titled Building Urban Climate Change Resilience: Evolving Challenge in Southeast Asian Cities at the 2015 Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies Conference.

This year the conference was held from 15-17 October 2015 and hosted by the University of Ottawa.

Project member Melissa Marschke (University of Ottawa) was head of the conference’s organizing committee.

The panel included a conceptual paper that described the conceptual framework underlying the project as well as three papers by graduate students supported by the Partnership based on their exploratory research in Lao Cai, Vietnam, Daiwei, Myanmar and Bangkok, Thailand. The three student papers range in focus from the possibilities for green infrastructure in a rapidly urbanizing Vietnamese city to conducting a preliminary vulnerability analysis in Myanmar to how to create room for resiliency and sustainability planning in cities that are still struggling to manage basic infrastructure.


Building Urban Climate Change Resilience in Southeast Asia: Conceptual Framework
Amrita Daniere (Unviersity of Toronto), Lisa Drummond (York University), Richard Friend (ISET), Pakamas Thinphanga (ISET)

Conducting Climate Vulnerability Assessment in Daiwei, Myanmar
Carli Melo, University of Toronto

Flows of water: Green infrastructure in rapidly urbanizing Lao Cai
Lusha Zhou, University of Toronto

Challenges to Sustainability in Southeast Asian Cities
Ishtiaq Afridi, University of Toronto

The full paper abstracts are available here.

More information about the conference, including the full programme, can be accessed here: https://ccseas2015.wordpress.com

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