6 Hambantota, Sri Lanka
An essential part of each project's development process is to build capacity. The Capacity Building workshops are facilitated by UCRISP's transdisciplinary team which includes a diverse group of professionals from the sciences and design fields. The workshops play a fundamental role in developing essential roadmaps for community engagement, working with local participants and key stakeholders to build resilience for their communities and effectively help mitigate the effects of climate change to those most at risk.
Infrastructure, Landscape, Urbanism, Planning
> Disaster risk reduction and adaptation
> Land use analysis and constraints
> Green infrastructure & nature-based solutions systems
> Sustainable transportation systems
> Feasibility studies, cost-benefit analysis
> Air pollution, urban heat island effect, assessment and mitigation studies
Water Resources Planning + Design
> Hydrological modeling analysis
> Impact analysis of climate change on water resources
> Sustainable climate resilient water resources management & strategies
Community Resilience Strategies
> Understanding risk & challenges
> Shared vision development & key strategies
> Planning, design & strategies visualization
> Implementation & monitoring
Urban Climate Resilient Infrastructure & Strategic Planning (UCRISP) is an international landscape, urbanism, planning, design, research and sustainable development agency registered in California as a non-profit organization under IRC Section 501(c)(3).
We originated as the research and sustainable development unit of estudioOCA as a way to explore evidence-based approaches to the challenges of climate change. Our work with a diverse range of partners helps us develop and shape our own methodologies to climate change mitigation and adaptation in urban and rural contexts, giving equal attention to science-based solutions and community-driven interventions.
Each project's development is conditioned by its basic programmatic requirements and specificities, as well as its socio-economic, geo-cultural components and characteristics. Our projects provide resilience-building support, in the form of in-depth, data-driven studies and community-led workshops, during the decision making process including local leaders and stakeholders. They encourage a nature-based approach and cooperation between disparate groups in navigating an effective solution to achieve flood and drought resilience.
UCRISP’s technical capacities and background include all areas of expertise necessary to the development of high value projects. The multidisciplinary nature of our team incorporates a wide range of areas of specialization and experiences.
Landscape architects, urban designers, planners, water resource engineers, ecologists, social scientists and researchers strategize together to develop robust solutions, such as green infrastructure, that improve urban and rural environments, providing synergies and co-benefits to local communities.
Together we have decades of experience working internationally on projects in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.
Geoscientist, modeler, senior researcher
Sociologist, anthropologist, senior researcher
Urban planner, university researcher
Tropical ecologist, geographer, EbA risk mitigation, senior associate
Architect, urban designer, planner, junior researcher
Environmental engineer, senior associate
JEROD MYERS, PORNRUTAI CHOTVIJIT, NIRERMOL SINGHSACHAKUL, GREG DAHLKE, GABRIELLE IGLESIAS, PANHA HOK, KASEMPAN KAEWTHUMRONG, NITHIRATH CHAEMCHUEN, GRAHAM PIAZZA, PIRIYA SARINDU, GONZALO DE LA FUENTE, KIMHUY SOK, PAKKASEM TONGCHAI
UCRISP has completed a new project in Udon Thani, Thailand. Nature-based Solutions Pilot for Climate Risk Resilience for Udon Thani is a follow-up to our previous Green Infrastructure Master Plan for Udon Thani project we ended in 2018, focusing within the limits of the urban area of Udon Thani, focused on nature-based solutions to help mitigate flood. Now we are focusing on flood and drought mitigation as well as developing climate and future urban growth scenarios for the periurban area for the next 100 years.
UCRISP presents at the International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA17)
UCRISP presents at the Mekong Research Symposium
The UCRISP board approved unanimously to sign a collaboration agreement between estudioOCA Co. Ltd., a registered Thai company, to help implement UCRISP projects in Asia and elsewhere. estudioOCA has become officially recognized as UCRISP main collaborating partner organization.
UCRISP director Ignacio Ortinez speaks at World Car Free Day Summit 2021: The future of pedestrian-priority SuperBlocks in Barcelona, Bloomsbury, Vancouver & beyond
UCRISP & estudioOCA project 'Green Infrastructure Master Plan for Udon Thani' project collaboration has been published to illustrate the 'Practical Guide to Implementing Green-Grey Infrastructure' by Emily Corwin from Conservation International.
UCRISP presented green infrastructure projects at Floriade Expo 2021
UCRISP and estudioOCA were part of a team of consultants that collaborated on the development of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) document “NBS Technical Guide for Project Developers.”
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