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

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 August 23rd to September 1st, 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.