On 13 April 2017, students of Urban and Regional Planning Department, Diponegoro University invited several stakeholder groups to join a Focus Group Discussion being held in their campus building. Representatives from Semarang City Government, District and Sub-district officials, neighborhood leaders, and community groups were invited to the discussion. The idea was for the students to share the findings and initial design concept with the forum and receive inputs or feedback from the participants.
The Department of Environmental Architecture of BNCA (Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture) in India runs a 2 year full time masters course in Environmental Architecture. During this course, the 2nd semester focus for the design studio is Environmental Planning with Climate Change Resilient Cities as the area of focus. Jaipur, a city in Rajasthan, India, is the study area where they look at climate change scenarios for 2050 in the urban city limits.
For the second time, ACCCRN and Diponegoro University are collaborating through the ACCCRN Youth Program. In this semester, the 3rd year students of Urban and Regional Planning Department are taking a studio class for urban design and development with focuses on waterfront settlement in Semarang City. ACCCRN is once again trying to promote inclusiveness and resilience thinking within the planning process.
India’s Smart Cities, a government-backed programme of urban renewal, is intended to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and provide its citizens with a decent quality of life, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘Smart’ Solutions.
The 2017 ACCCRN Photo Essay Competition is seeking great pictures on urban climate change resilience issues from photographers, practitioners, and those working on climate change in Asia and based in Asia. We want to promote understanding of urban resilience by creating opportunities for people to share their experiences or concern from their perspectives. Submit your photos now!