Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Urban Development Planning for Asian Coastal Cities


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International Workshop-Call for Applications

When: Aug 23 2010 (All day) until Sep 1 2010 (All day)
Where: Bangkok, Thailand

Severe flooding regularly devastates the coastal regions of Asia's mega-deltas, particularly when high tides are combined with storm surges and high river flows. Large coastal cities are particularly at risk from rising sea levels, storms and storm surges, heat stress and other aspects of climate change. Continued urban growth in low-lying coastal zones increases the likelihood of substantial loss of life and infrastructure.

Workshop objectives include:

  1. The development of capacity on the part of urban planners, managers, and researchers in climate change risk and vulnerability assessment and its application to urban development planning and governance.
  2. The promotion of locally led risk and vulnerability research in Asian coastal cities that is linked to user needs.
  3. The development of partnerships between researchers, planners, and policy makers that encourage "communities of knowledge" for vulnerability assessment in each participating city.

Topics to be addressed in the workshop include:

  1. Analysis of risks of coastal floods
  2. Analysis of socio-economic vulnerability to flooding and vulnerability mapping
  3. Risk and vulnerability communication and visualization
  4. Integration of risk vulnerability analysis with urban planning, development and  governance

The workshop agenda will include lectures, group discussions, participant reports and hands-on practical exercises. Applicants should note that workshop participants will be expected to prepare city reports.

For the full announcement, please click here.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Anond Snidvongs
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