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Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia

  • Amrita G. Daniere
  • Matthias Garschagen

Benefits

  • Interdisciplinary work that focuses on resilience building efforts to enhance the capacity of those who are most vulnerable

  • Addresses the need for improved and fairer governance of climate change in rapidly urbanizing landscapes of Southeast Asia

  • Highlights both the vulnerabilities of local residents to climate change as well as ways to enhance their resilience and hence, economic an social well-being

Book

Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Amrita G. Daniere, Matthias Garschagen, Pakamas Thinphanga
    Pages 1-16
  3. Understanding Vulnerability: Neighbourhoods, Cities, and Nations Beyond

  4. Creating Resilient Urban Governance: Facing Floods in Southeast Asia

  5. Improving Well-being: Forces of Migration, Ecotourism, and Urban Development

About this book

Introduction

This volume explores how climate change impacts interact with poverty and vulnerability to increase the risk for urban residents in Southeast Asia. It combines knowledge from both academic literature and action research to explore the creation of climate resilient urban governance that is both inclusive and equitable.


The book contains contributions from researchers in different cities in Southeast Asia involved with the major research project Building Urban Climate Change Resilience in Southeast Asian Cities (UCRSEA). The authors respond to three urgent questions:


  1. How does climate change interact with poverty and vulnerability to create risk for urban residents in Southeast Asia?
  2. What does knowledge, from both academic literature and action research, tell us about creating climate resilient urban governance that is both inclusive and equitable?
  3. How can we strengthen the agency of individuals, groups and institutions to improve economic, physical and social well-being in urban areas, particularly in response to climate change?


The book hopes to answer to current challenges posed by climate change. In the volume, the authors discuss how the agency of individuals, groups and institutions can be strengthened to improve economic, physical and social well-being in urban areas, particularly in response to climate change.

Keywords

Urban Climate Change Resilience Climate Resilient Urban Governance Southeast Asia Climate Vulnerability Anthropogenic Action Urban Government for Adaptation Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia UCRSEA Climatic Change Impact Cambodia Climatic Change Impact Myanmar Climatic Change Impact Thailand Climatic Change Impact Vietnam

Editors and affiliations

  • Amrita G. Daniere
    • 1
  • Matthias Garschagen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geography and PlanningUniversity of Toronto MississaugaMississaugaCanada
  2. 2.Vulnerability Assessment Risk Management and Adaptive Planning (VARMAP), Institute for Environment and Human SecurityUnited Nations UniversityBonn, North Rhine-WestphaliaGermany

About the editors

Amrita Daniere is Vice Principal, Academic and Dean of the University of Toronto at Mississauga. She teaches courses on the geography of Southeast Asia, environmental issues in the Global South, research design and research methods, community-based service learning and urban planning workshop  Professor Daniere’s research focuses on community-based approaches to environmental issues in cities of the Global South.  She has published extensively on a planning in cities of Southeast Asian and Latin America and is currently the co-director of a multi-year partnership network project called the Urban Climate Change Resilience in Southeast Asia Project (funded by SSHRC and IDRC).

Dr. Matthias Garschagen is the Head of Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management and Adaptive Planning (VARMAP) at United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UN-EHS) and a Honorary Professor at RMIT University, Melbourne, in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. His main research focus is on urban vulnerability, social resilience and climate change adaptation, particularly in Asia. He serves as a Lead Author in the IPCC’s Special Report on Ocean and the Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) and the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).

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