Blogs Label: Member Interview

The complexity and challenges of development in coastal cities

Member Interview Author: Nyoman Prayoga, Lalit Dashora


Lalit Kumar Dashora is a Disaster Risk Management and Urban Climate Change Resilience Specialist with more than 13 years professional experience at both national and international levels. With his extensive experience and knowledge, he shared his opinions on coastal resilience when ACCCRN interviewed him this month.

Is spatial planning a tool for shaping the future?

Member Interview Author: Nyoman Prayoga, Saut Sagala


Dr. Saut Sagala is an assistant professor at the School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development, Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), Bandung, Indonesia. Saut has conducted intensive research and has wide experience as a consultant on spatial planning, disaster risk management and climate change adaptation. ACCCRN had a conversation with him in which we talked about the integration of climate change issues into spatial planning.

When all community members find themselves in a vulnerable situation, persons with disabilities may face even greater challenges

Member Interview Author: Nyoman Prayoga, Hoa Nguyen


Nguyen Thi Phuc Hoa is an expert with an extensive background in working in the field of disaster risk reduction and climate change. She’s involved in many activities with various roles in project implementation, training courses, and capacity building, especially for community-based disaster risk management. ACCCRN talked to her on her thoughts about the disabled community’s role in disaster risk reduction.

Sharing urban climate resilience knowledge in Hat Yai, Thailand - an interview with Dr Shiraz Wajih

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Urban climate change practitioners from cities across Asia gathered in the city of Hat Yai in the South Of Thailand, to share knowledge about the flood resilience measures that have been put in place in the city. Prone to flooding, Hat Yai has pioneered a successful approach to flood risk management, which puts as much emphasis on preparing the population for flooding as it does on preventing the floods from occurring in the first place.

From Hat Yai to Udon Thani: How treating wastewater is key to resilience

Member Interview Author: Will Bugler, Witchaya Pruecksamars

The city of Udon Thani in Thailand’s north-eastern province of the same name, played host to climate change practitioners and stakeholder groups from the cities of Hat Yai and Chang Rai. The three-day exchange, facilitated by the Thailand Environment Institute (TEI), was organized to help share knowledge about the climate challenges that were being faced by the cities and learning about how to increase resilience.