BANGKOK, THAILAND – 14 – 15 October, 2014: Asia Urban Futures Workshop

ICEM has been awarded an Asia wide Urban Resilience prize for its work on “Green Infrastructure as a Foundation for Resilience in Mekong Towns.”

In October, the U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia, UN Habitat and UNDP hosted the Asia Urban Futures Workshop, a two-day international meeting to address climate-related issues and opportunities facing rapidly urbanising Asian cities. The meeting brought science and technology together with the development community to discuss these rising challenges and share solutions.

Jeremy Carew-Reid presents ICEM's work on climate resilience in Mekong Towns.

Jeremy Carew-Reid presents ICEM’s work on climate resilience in Mekong Towns.

The workshop also featured the launch of the Urban Resilience Competition, an award intended to showcase new and innovative work already being done in the field of urban resilience that offers transformative solutions, combines multi-disciplinary perspectives, and builds bottom-up, participatory partnerships.

According to Dr Manpreet Anand, Deputy Assistant Administrator of USAID’s Asia Bureau, ICEM’s  work offers “solutions that have the potential to transform an increasingly urban Asia. They demonstrate innovative and sustainable ways to build resilience that engage the whole community.”

Click here for information on ICEM’s work in urban resilience in the GMS.

Photos care of USAID.