Urban Innovation

Urban Innovations: 16

Green Infrastructure and the Urban Transformation of Asian Cities

Day 1 – Tuesday, 15 October 2019
13:00 - 14:30
Function Room 12
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Nora Steurer
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Lead Organization
estudioOCA, ISET and IWMI
Partner Organizer(s)
Lead Organizer(s)

Green Infrastructure (GI) and Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) within urban and peri-urban environments are increasingly recognized for their potential to preserve the intrinsic values of natural systems while addressing the complex challenges faced in urban water, food and natural resource management. This session will provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience from countries in South and Southeast Asia. We will include a panel discussion on the potentials and challenges for increased implementation, collaboration and financing of GI initiatives in urban environments. We anticipate that the session will assist in developing more substantial concepts for the increased implementation of GI and NBS across South and Southeast Asia region.

The Urban Innovation Sessions structure will be divided in two parts. After a general introduction,

each representative of the three organizations, will present the focus or their work and projects,

afterwards it will be an open discussion on green infrastructure:

1. Introduction & Presentations

(i). estudioOCA: Will introduce green infrastructure concept and ideas, as well as presenting their work in the Southeast Asia region on green infrastructures in urban and industrial areas, with examples of several projects in Thailand and Vietnam.

(ii). ISET: Building urban resilience through green infrastructure measures in Can Tho, Vietnam

(iii). IWMI: The role of green infrastructure in urban and peri-urban areas for flood defense, food

security and livelihood enhancement

2. Panel Discussion

Panelists open discussion with people attending the sessions, chance for anyone to ask questions

and start an open discussion.

Objectives of the Session
Introduction of the Topic
Guiding Questions


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