Endorsed Projects

Project Title Urban Ecology Research Lab (UERL)
Principal Investigators Dr. Marina Alberti, Dept. of Urban Design & Planning, College of Built Environments, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Funding Source Forthcoming
Project Website Unavailable
Project Title Preparing Cities for Climate Change: An International Comparative Assessment of Urban Adaptation Planning
Principal Investigators Dr. JoAnn Carmin, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Funding Source U.S. National Science Foundation
Project Website Unavailable
Project Title Global Climate Change and Urban Growth in the Yangtze Delta, China: Impacts and Responses
Principal Investigators Dr. Xiangrong Wang, Director of the Centre for Urban Eco Planning & Design in the Department of Environmental Science & Engineering, Fudan University, China
Funding Source forthcoming
Project Website forthcoming
Project Title Urban Vulnerability to Climate Change: A System Dynamics Analysis
Principal Investigators Dr. Sharon L. Harlan, Arizona State University; Dr. G. Darrel Jenerette, University of California, Riverside; Dr. Susanne Grossman Clarke, Arizona State University; Dr. Tim Lant, Arizona State University; Dr. Chris A. Martin, Arizona State University; Dr. William L. Stefanov, Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center
Funding Source National Science Foundation’s Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Humans Systems program, Grant No. GEO-0816168 (September 8, 2008 – February 29, 2012)
Project Website Link
Project Title Asia Pacific Network South East Asian Water Environmental Database (SEA-WED)
Principal Investigators Dr. Suthipong Sthiannopkao; Dr. Kyoung-Woong Kim (Co-PI)
Funding Source Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)/International Environmental Research Centre (IERC) at Gwangju Institute of Sceience & Technology, South Korea (Sep. 2009-Aug. 2011)
Project Website None
Project Title Human security and local governance: negotiating environmental risk management under rapid urbanisation in the Yucatan (Mexican Caribbean)
Principal Investigators Michael Redclift; Mark Pelling
Funding Source Economic & Social Research Council – ESRC, 2007/10
Project Title Megacities megachallenge: informal dynamics of global change change
Overall Coordinator Frauke Kraas
Funding Source German Research Foundation (a new priority program of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG)
Project Website Link
Project Title Risk Habitat Megacity
Overall Coordinator Prof. Dr. Bernd Hansjurgens; Dr. Dirk Heinrichs, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
Funding Source Helmholtz Association
Project Website Link
Project Title Climate Adaptation Santiago (CAS)– successor to the Risk Habitat Megacity research initiative
Overall Coordinator Dr. Bernd Hansjurgens & Dr. Kerstin Krellenberg, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
Funding Source International Climate Initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
Project Website Link
Project Title Global Environmental Change and Urban Land-Use Change in Peri-Urban Areas: A Case Study of Taipei-Taoyuan Area
Overall Coordinator Dr. Shu-Li Huang, Graduate Institute of Urban Planning, National Taipei University
Funding Source National Science Council Taiwan
Project Website Link
Project Title Global Sustainable Urban Development Network (SUD-Net)
Overall Coordination UN-Habitat Global Division, Urban Environmental Planning Branch, P.O. Box 30030 00100 Nairobi, Kenya, Tel: +254 20 7625405, Fax: +254 20 7623715, Email: ues@unhabitat.org
Funding Source The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
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Endorsed Dissertations

Project Title Studies on Urban Sprawl and Spatial Planning Support System for Bangalore, India
Overall Coordination H S Sudhira, Centre for Sustainable Technologies and Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science
Funding Source Indian Institute of Science, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India
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Letters of Support

Water Management in Khartoum International Research Project (WAMAKHAIR)
Project coordinators: Detlef Muller-Mahn, Universtitat Bayreuth, and David Blanchon, Universite Michel de Montaigne-Bordeaux III

Exploring the Inclusion of Satellite Derived Constructed Area Densities in the Calculation of National and Sub-national Ecological Footprints
Principal Investigator: Christopher D. Elvidge, Earth Observation Group, NOAA-NESDIS National Geophysical Data Center, U.S. Department of Commerce
Co-Investigator: Paul C. Sutton, Department of Geography, University of Denver