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Jirarat Puseerit
Astrud Lea Beringer
Yanyong Inmuong
Kontaros Kaomuangnoi


In 2050, more than 60 percent of the projected increase in urban population is expected to be in Asia while half of that growth will occur in secondary cities. Rapid urbanization and changes of rainfall patterns and intensity pose a high risk of flood, heat waves and drought. City authorities are challenged in delivering efficient infrastructure and services and defining effective and adequate responses to build resilience and mitigate vulnerability. This paper aims to identify and analyse key urban vulnerabilities to climate change impacts in two secondary cities, Khon Kaen and Mukdahan, in the northeast of Thailand. It wants to understand ways of building urban climate resilience cities using shared learning dialogues as major data collection tool and the climate resilience framework as analysis tool. Practices in both cities towards tackling climate risks were found to lack comprehensive and inclusive planning as well as an essential understanding of how unplanned urban growth without a long-term approach that considers climate sensitive land use and urban planning as well as sufficient and adequate water availability – both quantity and quality – currently exacerbates and will influence climate change related impacts in future.



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Puseerit J, Beringer AL, Inmuong Y, Kaomuangnoi K. UNDERSTANDING URBAN VULNERABILITIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS IN KHON KAEN AND MUKDAHAN IN THAILAND. CUE-J [Internet]. 2019Jun.30 [cited 2020Feb.29];1(1):1-13. Available from: https://so01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/CUE-J/article/view/154158
Author Biographies

Astrud Lea Beringer, University of Vienna

University of Vienna,


Yanyong Inmuong, Mahasarakham University

Faculty of Environmental and Resource Studies, Mahasarakham University.

Kontaros Kaomuangnoi, Mahasarakham University

Faculty of Environmental and Resource Studies, Mahasarakham University.


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