03. Risk and Opportunity in Urban Coasts

Tuesday 27 March 2012 - Options and Opportunities, 10:30

Room 4

Chaired by Ramesh Ramachandran

Convenors: Mark Pelling, King's College London; Jim Hall, Oxford University

This session, sponsored by LOICZ, explores the state of knowledge on sustainability challenges for coastal urbanization and prospects for transformation towards a more resilient future. The launch of an IGBP-LOICZ Synthesis Report on Coastal Urbanization is framed by case study presentations that draw out the institutional and ecological pathways through which sustainability is being enhanced or constrained on the coast.

IGBP-LOICZ Synthesis Report on Megacities and Coastal Zone

Prof. M. Pelling1; S. Blackburn1; 1King's College London, UK

Linking Climate Parameters To Human Health And Workability In  Kolkata

Prof. J. Roy1; Ms. A. Chakraborty1 , 2; Ms. K. Mukhopadhyay1 , 3; Ms. S. Mitra1; 1Jadavpur University, India 2University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA 3West Bengal State Universty Barasat, India

Tianjin of Northern China, newly-developed coastal megacity at the enclosed Bohai Bay: development and challenge

Prof. Z. Chen1; 1East China Normal University, China

Climate Change Vulnerability in Rio de Janeiro: an integrated case study of sea level rise and flooding

Dr. A. Young1; Dr. C. Nobre2; 1State University of Campinas, Brazil 2National Institute for Space Research, Brazil

Vulnerability Assessment of Coastal Megacities in India

Dr. P. Ramachandran1; Prof. R. Ramachandran2; 1Institute for Ocean Management, India 2National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, India

Sustainability of megacity in the view of water and energy distributed systems

Prof. M. Yamamuro1; 1The University of Tokyo, Japan

Bridging science and decision making through inclusive risk governance: insights from sociological theory and a case study of coastal Sydney

Dr. T.G. Measham1 , 2; 1CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Australia 2Australian National University Fenner School, Australia

Synergies, benefits, mismatches and conflicts between risk management, climate change adaptation and mitigation as well as general development trends in megacities in coastal areas

Dr. J. Birkmann1; Mr. M. Garschagen1; 1United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, Germany

Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR): Building Adaptive Capacity for Managing Climate Change in Coastal Megacities

Prof. G. McBean1; 1University of Western Ontario, Canada

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