Blogs Label: Takeaways

Urban planning and climate resilience in the Mekong Delta

Takeaways Author: Stephen Tyler

The growing problem of urban flooding in southern Vietnam has attracted the attention of the national government, but few practical solutions have been put forward. The combination of rapid urban growth, inadequate infrastructure, land subsidence and climate change all contribute to this challenging problem.

Inclusive resilience features at Asia-Pacific Urban Forum

Takeaways Author: Jim Jarvie, Richard Friend

The sixth Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-6) took place on Oct. 19-21 in Jakarta. This meeting, organized every four to five years through the UN, was hosted by the government of Indonesia and brought together policymakers and practitioners to discuss emerging and critical urban development issues.

Financing urban resilience in Asia: what role for multilateral climate funds?

Takeaways Author: Will Bugler

The fast-paced growth of climate-vulnerable cities around the world, and especially in Asia, has huge implications for the lives of large numbers of people. This realisation is beginning to lead to an increase in climate finance flows to urban areas in low and middle income countries. But how much public money is out there? Which countries are benefiting? And how can these funds have the biggest impact?

ISET-International’s Resilience Narratives Project: Collaboration of Art and Science

Takeaways Author: Michelle F. Fox

Dr. Marcus MoenchMichelle F. Fox, and Christopher Moench presented the results of ISET-International's Resilience Narratives project at a luncheon that was hosted by the Rockefeller Foundation. The theme of the event was the collaboration of art and science to communicate concepts of resilience. 

The poor by any other name

Takeaways Author: Sarah Reed, Richard Marshall, Nguyen Bui Linh

Roughly 54 per cent of the world’s population now lives in cities, with Asia and Africa urbanizing faster than other regions. Urbanization is generally seen as a route to rising prosperity and better living standards. But critical researchers like David Sattherthwaite and Diana Mitlin argue that standard ways of measuring poverty underplays its significant scale.