Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia, 1st ed. 2019
The Urban Book Series

Coordinators: Daniere Amrita G., Garschagen Matthias

Language: Anglais

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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.


Why Focusing on Urban Climate Change Resilience in Southeast Asia Is Relevant and Urgent.- Part 1: Understanding Vulnerability: Neighbourhoods, Cities, and Nations Beyond.- Bridging Systems and People-centred Approaches in Urban Vulnerability Research: Insights for Resilience from Dawei, Myanmar.- Water Access and Resilience to Climate-induced Droughts in the Thai Secondary City of Khon Kaen: Unequal and Unjust Vulnerability.- Migrating Toward Vulnerabilities: The Impacts of Structural Violence on Myanmar Migrants in Phuket, Thailand.- Part 2: Creating Resilient Urban Governance: Facing Floods in Southeast Asia.- Flood Vulnerability and Resilience in Peri-urbanizing Vietnam: A Case Study from Ninh Binh Province.- Urban Governance of Flooding in Myanmar: A Case Study of Bago.- Resistance for Resilience: A Reflexive Exploration of Battambang, Cambodia.- Part 3: Improving Well-being: Forces of Migration, Ecotourism, and Urban Development.- From Sea to City: Migration and Social Well-being in Coastal Cambodia.- Green for Whom? Exploring Ecotourism as a Climate-adaptation Strategy in Trang An, Vietnam.- The Implementation Gap: Reality vs. Environmental Rhetoric in Lao Cai, Vietnam.- Towards an Agenda for Profound Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia.
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).

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