After Lab with Perrine Hamel: Nature-based Solutions for Cities in Asia

On 9 September at 5.30pm, French Lab Singapore is inviting, for its new casual meeting titled After Lab, Perrine Hamel, Assistant Professor at the Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.

Do nature-based solutions actually work? How does Singapore implement nature-based solutions on the ground? What about low-income cities in Southeast Asia? (eg, what are nature-based solutions?). Perrine Hamel will present some recent research on nature-based solutions in Southeast Asia, including how forest conservation can reduce flood risk in Myanmar, how greening strategies reduce the need for air conditioning in Vietnam or Singapore, and how ecosystem-based approaches can best be implemented in land-constrained or low-income environments.

Perrine Hamel’s research examines how urban nature – parks, trees, green roofs, etc. – contributes to creating resilient and inclusive cities in Southeast Asia. She received the Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship in 2020 to support her research in the region and contribute her expertise in ecosystem services modelling, urban resilience, and science-policy linkages. More information:

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