Resilient urban centres and surrounds

Resilient Urban Centres and Surrounds (RUCaS)For climate resilient communities, environments, and economies in the Greater Mekong region.PublicationsCase studiesEventsToolsTeam English Nature-based Solutions offer a wide range of benefits to growing urban communities to help build resilient urban centres and surrounds.Get in touchIf you have any questions, contact us at info@wscaustralia.org.auOur future is urbanCities in the Mekong region are growing rapidly. By …

Akreiy Ksatr Wetland City – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Resilient Urban Centres and Surrounds (RUCaS) Akreiy Ksatr Wetland CityPhnom Penh, CambodiaAkreiy Ksatr wetlands The vision of this case study is to implement a Wetland City approach to urban planning in the new Akreiy Ksatr municipality, where urban design adapts to the location on the Mekong River floodplain. BACK TO RUCAS HOMEWhat does a Water Sensitive City look like? Akreiy …

Green and Resilient Urban Futures Design Competition – Hanoi University of Civil Engineering

Green and Resilient Urban Futures Design Competition – Hanoi University of Civil Engineering Revisioning and rehabilitating an abandoned university campus site We joined the Hanoi University of Civil Engineering – Faculty of Architecture (HUCE FAP) and the International Centre for Environmental Management (ICEM) in a collaboration to revitalise HUCE’s city campus using nature-based solutions. An initial activity in this project …

Road 2 – Battambang, Cambodia

Resilient Urban Centres and Surrounds (RUCaS) Road 2Battambang, Cambodia The flood prone foreshore of the Sangkae River in Battambang This vision for this case study is to transform streets in the Battambang historical area into walkable, cool and smart lines that respond t heat and flood and celebrate the city’s unique culture.  As Cambodia’s second largest city, Battambang is the …

Nong Loup Ian Marsh – Vientiane, Lao PDR

Resilient Urban Centres and Surrounds (RUCaS) Nong Loup Ian MarshVientiane, Lao PDR Canals in the downtown area of Vientiane Canal in Vientiane Canal linear Park field survey map The vision of this case study is to protect and enhance the values of existing wetlands in Vientiane. Located along the Mekong River, Vientiane is built across a number of streams and …

Hanoi University of Civil Engineering – Hanoi, Viet Nam

Resilient Urban Centres and Surrounds (RUCaS) Hanoi University of Civil EngineeringHanoi, Viet Nam ICEM team meeting with HUCE academic team HUCE disused building – site for NbS development The vision for the Hanoi University of Civil Engineering (HUCE) is to model how nature-based solutions can improve functioning of existing infrastructure, and deliver improved outcomes responding to heat, water management and …

Can Tho University – Can Tho, Viet Nam

Resilient Urban Centres and Surrounds (RUCaS) Can Tho UniversityCan Tho, Viet Nam Canal and lake that is one source area for flooding onto campus The vision for this case study is a water sensitive Can Tho University campus that is well-connected to wider infrastructure development in the city and an example of an incubator of innovation.  Can Tho is Viet …

Makkasan Zone C Departure Park – Bangkok, Thailand

Resilient Urban Centres and Surrounds (RUCaS) Makkasan Zone C Departure ParkBangkok, Thailand Makassan wetlands with flood detention, and expressways The vision for this case study is creating an urban sanctuary that seamlessly integrates with the modern cityscape while managing canal flows and water quality in heavily built up areas.  Makkasan is in the heart of Bangkok and surrounded by major …

On Nut Urban Forest Park – Bangkok, Thailand

Resilient Urban Centres and Surrounds (RUCaS) On Nut Urban Forest ParkBangkok, Thailand Early plantings for the On Nut Forest Park Indicative Plan (not to scale and illustrative only) The vision for this case study is transforming a former urban waste transfer site into a multifunctional forest and wetland park that provides safe and inclusive recreational, economic and environmental benefits.  Situated …

Ban Mano Wetland – Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

Resilient Urban Centres and Surrounds (RUCaS) Ban Mano WetlandLuang Prabang, Lao PDR Heritage Ponds with connecting gate in the old city of Luang Prabang Canals in Luang Prabang The Nam Khan River, at the confluence with the Mekong in Luang Prabang The vision of this case study is using nature-based solutions (NbS) to retain productive and healthy wetland pond systems …