This website catalogues the collaboration of two researchers, one from Taiwan and one from Scotland, who work together to understand how strategic land use can help cities and the people living in them to adapt to climate change. Their research has a particular focus on green infrastructure strategies, which provide nature-based solutions for enhancing urban resilience, both ecologically and socially.
Dr Wan-yu Shih is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Disaster Management at Ming-Chuan University, Taiwan. She holds a PhD in Planning and Landscape from the University of Manchester, UK. Her research interests lie in the interdisciplinary nature of ecological/environmental planning in cities. She has focused on nature-based adaptation strategies for climate change, looking at the complicated interplay between land use, functions/benefits of ecosystem services, and socio-economic features of cities and its subsequent spatial inequity. Recently, she has expanded her research interest to include the discussion of heat vulnerability and health in (sub)tropical cities with compact development characteristics using a urban planning lens.
Prior to working at Ming-Chuan University, she was a JSPS-UNU postdoctoral research fellow in the Sustainable Urban Future programme at United Nations University-Institute of Advanced Studies in Japan, where she developed skills in working in an international and interdisciplinary context. Dr. Shih is motivated to inform decision makers for urban planning with scientific evidence through her work regarding green infrastructure and thermal environments in Taiwan; and at the same time constantly strives to develop international collaborative research. She has established research activities in countries, including Taiwan, South Africa, Vietnam, and UK.
石婉瑜 博士 是台灣銘傳大學都市規劃與防災學系的副教授。她於英國曼徹斯特大學取得規劃與景觀博士學位，主要的研究興趣在於跨領域的生態都市規劃與治理，特別聚焦在都市綠色基盤的策略規劃。她的研究以自然為基礎的調適策略(nature-based adaptation strategies)為主，探討土地使用、生態系統服務功能與社會經濟特徵之間複雜的交互關係與空間不平等現象。近期，她的研究興趣進一步延伸至高溫脆弱度與健康領域，以都市規劃的角度討論(副)熱帶高密度發展城市的因應策略。
在加入銘傳大學之前，石博士獲日本學術振興會聘任為海外特別研究員，在日本橫濱的聯合國智庫「聯合國大學 – 高等研究院」進行氣候變遷共效益與地方生態系統服務治理等研究，並奠定國際合作與跨領域研究的基礎。近年來，她除致力於透過地方型的研究為台灣的都市規劃提供科學證據之外，亦持續進行國際合作研究，目前研究的地點涵蓋南非、越南、英國、日本等國家。
Dr Leslie Mabon is a Senior Lecturer in Social Science at the Scottish Association for Marine Science-University of Highlands and Islands, Scotland. Leslie’s research addresses the social and cultural dimensions of environmental change, and he also has a strong interest in the interdisciplinary research process itself. Most recently he has been working on evaluating climate adaptation governance at the urban scale with a particular focus on equity and justice issues, and on considering how environmental imperatives and social, economic and cultural concerns can be balanced in policy-making processes. As well as research in his native Scotland, Leslie has established long-term collaborations on societal resilience and nature-based approaches to climate change adaptation in Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam.
Leslie’s research has been funded by the Japan Foundation, the British Academy, the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society of Edinburgh among others. Outputs from his work to date on governance of environmental change under situations of high social and environmental complexity have been published in journals including Environmental Science and Policy, Sustainability Science, and World Development. In 2018, he was selected to become a member of the Young Academy of Scotland, and since 2020 he has been a Future Earth Coasts Fellow.
Leslie Mabon 博士 是蘇格蘭高地與群島大學海洋科學會的副教授(Senior Lecturer)。他的研究主要在於探討社會與文化層面的環境變遷，同時對於跨領域研究的合作過程有著強烈的興趣。他近期的研究探討都市尺度的氣候變遷調適治理，特別聚焦於環境的公平與正義，以期在政策制定的過程中，達成環境與社會、經濟、文化之間的平衡。
Leslie 博士的研究已獲得日本交流基金會、英國科學院、愛丁堡皇家學院、英國the Wellcome Trust …等許多國際知名單位的補助，大多聚焦在高度環境與社會複雜性下的環境變遷治理，目前部分成果已發表在Environmental Science and Policy, Sustainability Science, World Development…等重要的國際期刊上。他於2018年獲選為蘇格蘭青年科學院的成員，並於2020年起成為未來地球-海岸的成員。