Resilience Talk: Linking Cities and Ecosystems
Urbanising centres and their peri-urban peripheries are located in a range of different ecosystems. These include rural, forest and coastal landscapes. Whereas they provide critical services sustaining urban systems, when neglected, eroded or otherwise mismanaged, they can pose risks like floods, droughts, landslides and food insecurity.
More than half the world’s population now lives in urban and urbanising areas and Asian cities lie at the very heart of this demographic trend. The cities are becoming vulnerable to the impacts of climate change as they constitute complex socio-technical systems in rapidly changing physical environments.
“What is the link between ecosystems and climate change impacts in the city?”
The discussion on the topic has been held Friday, 21 April 2017, 2.30pm – 4.30pm, at Pacific Place Mall Jakarta, Indonesia, hosted by the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) and @america.
The speakers during the talk:
- Glaudy Perdanahardja from The Nature Conservancy Indonesia. Glaudy has been involved in the development of national policy framework for coastal resources management, harmonization of natural resources laws, community-based natural resources management, and wildlife trafficking and protected area management.
- Jo Santoso from Tarumanegara University. Professor Santoso is Head of the Graduate Program in Urban Planning at Tarumanagara University in Jakarta. He is a leading Indonesian planner and urbanist. He has worked as a chief planner on several large-scale projects, and as an independent expert for a variety of development agencies.
- Yu Sing from Akanoma Studio Architecture. As an architect, Yu Sing is promoting the immense value that architecture should be able to provide to all social layers. He has also built his experience on nature-culture-economy-architecture interdependency through his projects.
The talk was facilitated by Nyoman Prayoga from Mercy Corps Indonesia.