ISAP2015 Parallel Session

Approaches by Asian Cities to Build Resilient Cities

Building resilient cities to withstand and recover from unexpected shocks and stresses caused by natural disasters and climate change is a growing concern in Asia due to the increasing frequency and severity of such events, and the vulnerability of the people and assets in the region. This session introduces how city governments are responding to these challenges by drawing case studies from four cities – Cebu (the Philippines), Nonthaburi (Thailand), Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam) and Shanghai (China) – and discusses what the cities' main objectives and focuses are, what cost-effective and practical approaches are adopted, what kind of technical input can enhance the disaster risk reduction capacity and how it can be effectively supplied externally and internally, and how disaster risk reduction and resilient city concepts can be integrated into city development plans and policies.

Speakers

[Speakers]

Enhancing Capacities for Building Climate and Disaster Resilient Cities: Lessons Learned from Four Asian Cities
Dickella Gamaralalage Jagath Premakumara,
Task Manager / Senior Policy Researcher, Sustainable Cities Area, Kitakyushu Urban Centre, IGES
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PLANNING A DISASTER-RESILIENT CITY in Cebu, Philippines
Nida C. Cabrera,
City Councilor, Cebu City, Philippines
PDF (1.5MB)
Planning flood resilient city in Nonthaburi, Thailand
Pornsri Kictham,
Advisor to the Mayor of Nonthaburi Municipality, Thailand
PDF (1.3MB)
PLANNING CLIMATE AND DISASTER RESULIENT IN HO CHI MINH CITY
Nguyen Trung Viet,
Head of the Ho Chi Minh City Climate Change Bureau, Department of Natural Resources and Environment
PDF (2.8MB)
Study on how to build a disaster resilient city in Shanghai, China
Qunfang Hu,
Assistant Director, Professor, Shanghai Institute of Disaster Prevention and Relief, Tongji University
PDF (1.3MB)

[Discussants]

Building Resilient Cities in Asia: A training workshop in Kobe
Shintaro Fujii,
Deputy Director, Research and Information Office, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Toward Disaster   Climate Resilient, Sustainable Cities
Taisuke Watanabe,
Executive Consultant, International Consulting Division, EX Research Institute Ltd.

[Moderator]

ISAP 2015: Resilient Cities
Toshizo Maeda,
Director, IGES Regional Centre
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Date & Time 29 July 2015, 14:00-15:30 Language English /Japanese
Venue Room503, Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center Session No. PL-7

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