The inaugural Dawei Collaborative City Exchange Trip took place on 25-28 October 2016 with 15 UCRSEA team members learning about the impacts of Dawei Special Economic Zone development from local stakeholders.
This presentation challenges the dominant approach to examining flooding through a case study of the 2011 Bangkok, Thailand floods, the fourth‐costliest disaster ever globally and which led to over 800 deaths. The alternative approach developed here views floods not only as outcomes of biophysical processes but also as products of political decisions, economic interests, and power relations. This approach illustrates how vulnerability to floods in Bangkok, which is a combination of exposure to floods and capacity to cope with them, and the extent to which floods are a disaster, are uneven at multiple scales across geographical and social landscapes. While the Chao Phraya River Basin received heavy rainfall in 2011, a number of human activities interacted with that rainfall to create the floods. This talk discusses how state actors together with unequal socioeconomic processes caused vulnerability to be unevenly distributed before, during, and after the event.
The event is presented as part of the Urban Climate Resilience Partnership in Southeast Asia (UCRSEA) at the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Aﬀairs, University of Toronto, and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. It is co-presented by the Asian Institute’s Centre for Southeast Asia Studies.
Representatives of UCRSEA partner organizations will meet in Bangkok on 28-30 November 2016 for the Partnership’s second writeshop, which is focused on increasing our understanding of complex urban systems frameworks, supporting partner organization representatives in documenting their research findings, support the process of producing written outputs, and sharing lessons learned during the course of the attendees’ UCRSEA research projects.
The write shop is hosted by the Thailand Environment Institute.
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The Partnership is organizing training workshops in November 2016 with the goal of bringing UCRSEA partner organization representatives and other team members together to develop an overarching Theory of Change Framework for the Partnership and to strategize ways for team members to apply that framework to their own projects. The objective of the workshops is to strengthen capacity and technical skills of team members in project planning, and in monitoring and evaluating their work.
Hanoi, Vietnam: 17-18 November 2016
Khon Kaen, Thailand: 21-22 November 2016
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: 24-25 November 2016
For more information, please contact Pakamas Thinphanga.
UCRSEA is hosting ‘Building Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia: Case Studies from Cambodia and Thailand,’ a graduate student seminar on Tuesday, 1 November 2016. The event will take place in Room 208, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.
The speakers are:
Angelica de Jesus, PhD student, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto; Furqan Asif, PhD student, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa; Nathan Stewart, MA student, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto; and Anshul Bhatnagar, MA student, Sustainability Management Program, University of Toronto
More information about the event can be found at: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/event/21376/
The event is presented as part of UCRSEA at the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Aﬀairs, University of Toronto, and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. It is co-presented by the Asian Institute’s Centre for Southeast Asia Studies.