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Implication of Census data for Urban Vulnerability Assessment– A case of Surat City
Climate change vulnerability assessment can be carried out with Macro level and micro level.
Macro level approaches are demographic and make use of large scale existing data within
Government systems, E.g., Census in Indian context. On the other hand, micro level approaches are
taxonomic and carried out regionally with cross sectional primary assessments. Often researchers
make use of combination of both approaches for building substantial evidence. In this context,
census data can be used for urban vulnerability profiling and understanding the scope of further
micro-level studies to be carried out locally. The current study represents how macro-level
vulnerability assessment using census data can provide backbone for micro-level studies.
Building Resilience to Climate Change and Health: Can Adolescents in Urban Slums be the Answer?
Climate change and health hazards can be tackled by developing potential of adolescents from
urban slums. The paper describes profile of adolescents in slums of flood vulnerable Surat city along with their climate change inclusive health perspective.
Adolescents Responsive Health System– Lessons learnt from an Implementation Research
“Adolescents’ responsive Health Resilience System” was an implementation research (2018-19) by Surat Municipal Corporation & UNICEF in Surat. Implementation partner was Urban Health
and Climate Resilience Center of Excellence. The objective of present research was to
demonstrate a feasible model of Adolescents Responsive Health system specific to urban slum context, at pilot level.
Enablers of multi-stakeholder collaborations that
facilitate urban climate
change resilience: experience
Planning for climate change resilience is one of the most complex challenges that cities face at present.
Creation of functional multi-stakeholder collaborations is a critical component in a city’s resilience
effort. The disaster-prone city of Surat has developed effective working collaborations in the area
of public health post the 1994 flood and the subsequent plague outbreak. We studied the
institutionalised multi-stakeholder collaboration “Surat Climate Change Trust (SCCT)” and other