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

February, 2011

Rising sea levels, storms and storm surges, heat stress and other aspects of climate change have a severe impact on large coastal cities. The risks are further heightened by continued urban growth in low-lying coastal zones. The workshop will address these risks and assess the vulnerability of Asian Coastal Cities to climate change. Co-organized by SEA-START and The East-West Center, and sponsored by APN, the workshop will be held from 23 August to 1 September 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The main objectives are to promote capacity building for urban planers, managers and researchers; to promote research on risks and vulnerability in Asian coastal cities; and to develop partnerships between researchers, planners and policy makers to encourage “communities of knowledge”.

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