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Viewpoints: Challenges in assessing and measuring urban resilience

Susie Moloney, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, Australia
Marta Olazabal, Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain
Lilia Yumagulova, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Lorenzo Chelleri, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy

shutterstock_359518463 (1)The Global Carbon Project (GCP), in collaboration with RMIT University, the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Project, the Urban Climate Change Research (UCCRN) Network and IR3S, organized a workshop on “Tools and Indicators for assessing urban resilience”, on December 7-10, 2015 at the University of Tokyo. The workshop aimed to utilize resilience thinking as a guiding principle and bring together scholars from different disciplines to develop an integrated framework for assessing urban community resilience.  Building on existing studies the framework or ‘assessment toolkit’ is intended to use bottom up indicators suitable for local needs particularly for use by planners and decision makers to mainstream resilience thinking into the planning system and increase the response capacity of cities. Continue reading

Viewpoints: The evolution of neighborhood planning since the early 20th century

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The Global Carbon Project, Japan

For over a century, urban planners and visionaries have developed planned neighborhoods as remedies for problems caused by unregulated urbanization. Today, neighborhood planning has broadened its traditional focus on place-making and quality of life to incorporate many key ideas that are grouped under the rubric of sustainable development. Developing sustainable neighborhoods can be regarded as an important step towards solving some of the major global environmental change issues. This is because the neighborhood level is large enough to investigate and influence various socioeconomic and environmental forces that shape cities, yet small enough to coordinate bottom-up initiatives and implement plans.

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Global Carbon Project Workshop on Assessing Urban Resilience

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The Global Carbon Project (GCP), in collaboration with RMIT University, the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Project, the Urban Climate Change Research (UCCRN) Network and IR3S, is organizing a workshop on Tools and Indicators for Assessing Urban Resilience on December 7-10, 2015 at the University of Tokyo, Japan.

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How to Apply :

If you are interested in taking part in this workshop, please submit your applications electronically, and in one file, to: sharifi.ayyoob@nies.go.jp.

The application file should include:

  • A CV of no more than 3 pages, including information about education, publications, and work experience.
  • A concise abstract of the work you would present at the workshop.
  • An abstract of any publications related to the workshop agenda.

Closing date for applications: September 30, 2015.

GCP has secured funding from Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) and NIES to support participants, including a limited number of young/early-career scientists.

To be eligible for funding, you have to be:

  • A citizen and resident of one of these countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam; and,
  • An early career researcher, under 40 years of age, who holds a PhD degree or is a graduate student with an equivalent level of research experience.