ucrisp

urban climate resilient infrastructure + strategic planning

UCRISP is an NGO focused on landscape, urbanism, planning, design, research, and sustainable development. We work with communities around the world on climate mitigation and adaptation projects that provide pragmatic, qualitative support through the development of adaptive pathways and frameworks in order to build resilience in urban and rural contexts.   

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 PROJECTS

 BUILDING RESILIENCE

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.

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Infrastructure, Landscape, Urbanism, Planning 

 > Disaster risk reduction and adaptation

 > Land use analysis and constraints 

 > Green infrastructure systems

 > Sustainable transportation systems

 > Feasibility studies, cost-benefit analysis 

 

Water Resources Planning + Design

 > Hydrological modeling analysis  

 > Impact analysis of climate change on water resources

 > Climate resilient water resources management & strategies

Community Resilience Strategies

 > Understanding risk & challenges 

 > Shared vision development & key strategies

 > Planning, design & strategies visualization 

 > Implementation & monitoring

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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. 

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.

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150 SUTTER STREET, UNIT 818
SAN FRANCISCO / CALIFORNIA
USA 94104

INFO@UCRISP.ORG


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 TEAM

CURRENT

LUCAS MESALLES

Geoscientist, modeler, senior researcher

KIMHUY SOK

Water resources engineer, modeler, senior researcher

PAKKASEM TONGCHAI

Landscape architect, landscape ecology, senior researcher

 

PRATTANA SAMRANSUK

Sociologist, anthropologist, senior researcher

JOSH SNOW

Architect, urban designer, senior researcher

 

VAISHNAVI AKILLA

Urban planner, university researcher

SHREEKANYA BARAL

Architect, urban planner, senior researcher

VIDSHA DHAR

Urban planner, researcher 

ALEJANDRO JIMENEZ

Tropical ecologist, geographer, EbA risk mitigation, senior associate

PAST

JEROD MYERS, PORNRUTAI CHOTVIJIT, NIRERMOL SINGHSACHAKUL, GREG DAHLKE, GABRIELLE IGLESIAS, PANHA HOK, KASEMPAN KAEWTHUMRONG, NITHIRATH CHAEMCHUEN, GRAHAM PIAZZA, PIRIYA SARINDU, GONZALO DE LA FUENTE

BOARD

IGNACIO ORTINEZ

President

MIGUEL VIANA

Treasurer

JULIA ORTINEZ-HANSEN

Secretary

09.21.21

UCRISP director Ignacio Ortinez speaks at World Car Free Day Summit 2021: The future of pedestrian-priority SuperBlocks in Barcelona, Bloomsbury, Vancouver & beyond

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08.17.21

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.

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04.23.21

UCRISP presented green infrastructure projects at Floriade Expo 2021

CHECK OUT OUR PARTNER ORGANIZATION ESTUDIOOCA.COM

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04.10.20

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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