Blogs Label: ACCCRN Champion

Bugler: Communications on climate issues can move public opinion to change policy

ACCCRN Champion Author: Arfiana Khairunnisa, Will Bugler

“Talk more and talk better,” said Will Bugler when he pointed to other practitioners and communicators in the field of climate change resilience.

“As a researcher or a scientist, you can increase the impact of your work by taking your findings to the communities that you feature in your research,” he continues.

Tallulah: architecture should have social responsibility

ACCCRN Champion Author: Nyoman Prayoga

Tallulah D’Silva was born and raised in Panjim, Goa, India, but spent memorable holidays in her parents’ villages of Mashem-Canacona and Velim. As a child, she spent most of her time outdoors.

“My home was very near fields, mangroves, khazaans (unique manmade network of dykes and sluice gates where salt, fish and rice are harvested), and the beach, so they were like my backyard. I realize then how much it would influence me in my adult life!” said Tallulah remembering her childhood.

Chi: Strengthening climate resilience through spatial planning

ACCCRN Champion Author: Anu Jogesh

There’s a phrase in Vietnamese that Dr Vu Kim Chi likes to use “Đi một ngày đàng, học một sàng khôn” or “Travelling shapes a young man.” The proverb was originally intended for men, but that didn’t stop Chi from embracing its implication. Hailing from a family of cartographers, she grew up around maps, and dreamed of travelling.

Pakamas: The need for water, why cities must respect the natural world

ACCCRN Champion Author: Anu Jogesh

Pakamas Thinphanga is happiest near the ocean. Or, more precisely, she is happiest in the ocean. Her love of diving in Thailand’s crystal blue waters brought her close to some of the most spectacular coral reef ecosystems anywhere in the world. It also made her realize how fragile such systems are, and introduced her to the complex interrelationships between humans and the natural world.

Phong Tran: Building storm resistant homes is not enough

ACCCRN Champion Author: Anu Jogesh

Phong realized that a technological approach would be insufficient unless it was accompanied by community engagement. From that point forward he decided to focus his efforts on combining his technical engineering knowledge with social understanding. Phong got formally involved with ACCCRN through ISET and had the opportunity to apply his skills in practice.