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 Regional Conference & Training 2023VIEW RECORDINGSNOV 14—15 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 …

Akreiy Ksatr wetland living, Cambodia

Resilient Urban Centres and Surrounds (RUCaS) Akreiy Ksatr wetland living Phnom Penh, CambodiaAkreiy Ksatr wetlands This case study is focussed on wetland living. This case study will also develop practical examples of how NbS can be realised in Cambodia.BACK TO RUCAS HOMEWhat does a Water Sensitive City look like? The CRCWSC has produced research, guidelines and tools related to the …

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 …

Green urban street park – Battambang, Cambodia

Resilient Urban Centres and Surrounds (RUCaS) Green urban street park Battambang, Cambodia The flood prone foreshore of the Sangkae River in Battambang This vision for this case is a walkable cool line from the Sangkae River to Battambang’s historical railway station. As Cambodia’s second largest city, Battambang is the economic hub in the country’s northwest region. The city has experienced …

Canal linear Park – Vientiane, Lao PDR

Resilient Urban Centres and Surrounds (RUCaS) Canal linear ParkVientiane, Lao PDR Canals in the downtown area of Vientiane Canal in Vientiane Canal linear Park field survey map Situated along the Mekong River, Vientiane has many canals that work between the river and historical cultural wetlands. These wetlands and canals – many following natural drainage lines – are under pressure, degraded …

Hanoi University of Civil Engineering green building refurbishment – Hanoi, Viet Nam

Resilient Urban Centres and Surrounds (RUCaS) HUCE green building Hanoi, Viet Nam ICEM team meeting with HUCE academic team HUCE disused building – site for NbS development Supported by ADB and working with the ICEM, this project is an opportunity to work directly with the university in a highly built-up area. Activities will include developing a second stage NbS overlay …

Can Tho University – Can Tho, Viet Nam

Resilient Urban Centres and Surrounds (RUCaS) University nature-based plan Can Tho, Viet Nam Canal and lake that is one source area for flooding onto campus This case study involves helping the university realise an NbS overlay of its masterplan, developing demonstration sites across the campus, responding to flood risk and helping establish the university as a living lab for NbS. …

Makkasan Wetlands – Bangkok, Thailand

Resilient Urban Centres and Surrounds (RUCaS) Makkasan Wetlands Bangkok, Thailand Makassan wetlands with flood detention, and expressways This case study will involve flood detention in open space/parks, wetlands to treat water and a local wastewater treatment facility. It is part of a broader vision for central Bangkok, which includes a transport hub (rail, boat, road) and energises an underused part …

On Nut Urban Forest Park – Bangkok, Thailand

Resilient Urban Centres and Surrounds (RUCaS) On Nut Urban Forest Park case studyBangkok, Thailand Early plantings for the On Nut Forest Park Indicative Plan (not to scale and illustrative only) The BMA, with funding support from PTT GC, plans to convert the On Nut landfill sites into an urban forest park. Our design proposes an opportunity to add to the …

World Heritage Pond restoration case study – Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

Resilient Urban Centres and Surrounds (RUCaS) World Heritage Pond restoration Luang 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 This heritage city in northern Laos is built on a peninsula formed by the Mekong and Nam …