Urban Climate Justice: Rights and resilience in Southeast Asia, with Joanna Kocsis

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In this presentation, Joanna Kocsis, PhD Candidate at U of T’s Geography and Planning department, connected theoretical developments around rights and resilience in the field urban climate justice to practice by grounding the literature’s key arguments in the experiences of a five-year project based in Southeast Asian cities, such as those in Thailand and Myanmar, that she was a part of.
The project consisted of a network of researchers working closely with civil society stakeholders to understand and influence urban climate resilience. Jonna shared her insights into how researchers can better support the local efforts towards transformative resilience that advances rights and justice, by understanding researchers’ knowledge production and mobilization efforts as an active part of the transformation process.
The presentation was followed by a lively discussion and Q&A.

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