Impact of University engagement on environmental resilience of urban spaces in Asia and Africa. SUEUAA Thematic Paper Series, TPS 103/19

Argamosa, F. R., Azizi, N., Burnside, N., Houston, M. , van Rensberg, N. J., Ketuly, K. A., Mohammed, S. A., Moshi, H. and Nherera, C. (2019) Impact of University engagement on environmental resilience of urban spaces in Asia and Africa. SUEUAA Thematic Paper Series, TPS 103/19. Working Paper. CR&DALL, Glasgow, UK.

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Abstract

By 2030 most of the globes inhabitants will be living with cities. It is therefore important that cities are resilient to sustenance and energy challenge in the face of increasing demands from population expansion and increasing environmental variability and uncertainty brought about by intensifying climate change. The Strengthening Urban Engagement of Universities in Asia and Africa (SUEUAA) project aims to enhance university engagement capacity in this context and optimise engagement strategy to maximise impact in urban areas. We use the term ‘environmental resilience’ to encapsulate both energy and sustenance challenges. We believe these must be tackled in a holistic manner as there are intimate links between the production and usage of energy, food and water and consequent generation and disposal of waste. This paper focuses on the experiences and vision of SUEUAA partners in Johannesburg (South Africa), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Duhok (Iraq), Sanandaj (Iran), and Manila (Philippines), so it encapsulates views and solutions for engagement strategies on several environmental challenges facing cities in very different climatic situations.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Working Paper)
Additional Information:2517-5548 (online) ISSN 2517-553X (Print)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Houston, Dr Muir and Azizi, Professor Nematollah
Authors: Argamosa, F. R., Azizi, N., Burnside, N., Houston, M., van Rensberg, N. J., Ketuly, K. A., Mohammed, S. A., Moshi, H., and Nherera, C.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Publisher:CR&DALL
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 SUEUAA / University of Glasgow
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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