ICLEI South Asia, BRAC University to Conduct Urban Vulnerability Research in Mongla Port
The Department of Architecture at BRAC University, Bangladesh, and ICLEI South will jointly conduct a study on “Investigating Spatial Attributes of Urban Vulnerability using Climate Change Hotspots (CCHs) Mapping Approach: A Case Study of Mongla Port Municipality, Bagerhat, Bangladesh”.
They signed a memorandum of understanding to this effect on the 23rd of April, 2021.
Twenty-seven entries from different departments of BRAC University had been received under the BRAC University Research Grant 2020. ICLEI South Asia will be an external partner and contribute its technical and field-based expertise during the one-year research period commencing from January 2021.
The aim of this research is to explore how spatial dimensions play a role in exacerbating vulnerability and climatic risk exposures, which adaptive strategies can be suggested for incorporation within the urban system for enhancing resilience, and how the vulnerability assessment and mapping framework can be structured with a focus on spatial dimensions. The replication of the research outputs in other coastal towns of Bangladesh, as well as at the national and global levels, is the overall expected outcome of this research.