3 day design workshop: Developing climate adaptation and green infrastructure in medium-sized cities

East Asia and Pacific
Can Tho City, Vietnam

From 23 to 25 July, UNESCO-IHE, The Center of Water management and Climate change (WACC) – Vietnam National University of Ho Chi Minh city (VNU-HCM) and the Climate Change Coordination Office of Can Tho city (CCCO) organize a design workshop on "Developing climate adaptation and green infrastructure in medium-sized cities across multiple scales". The workshop will take place in Can Tho City, Vietnam.

Workshop contents

While many climate related hazards and impacts seem to concentrate in megacities, major crises are to be expected in many of the world’s small and medium sized cities (SMSCs), who collectively host more than 70% of the world’s total urban population. Facing unprecedented urban growth and development, the future of many of these cities is decided in the coming decades. Are we going to learn from past mistakes that currently require major efforts and resources to be undone, or can we leapfrog our cities to a resilient and sustainable future?

The objective of the workshop is to learn from each other how to integrate, organize and develop flood resilience and green infrastructure in medium sized cities based case studies while creating multiple benefits. Why this is important? Increasingly more and more financing sources (mainly international donors and national governments in case of SMSCs in the global south) have started looking beyond traditional narrow-objective, structurally based project solutions to more mixed approach with broad range of benefits as well as wider stakeholder participation. Concepts like “greening” and improvement of “livability” have started to appear beside the terms like “economic development”.

Up to date information on the event will be blogged on the Mare Asia website


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