Project Profile: TRUC

Transformation and Resilience on Urban Coasts


Principal Investigators: Mark Pelling, King’s College, London, United Kingdom
Partners: Joern Birkmann, United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security, Germany
William Solecki, City University of New York, Institute for Sustainable Cities, United States
Ramesh Ramachandran, Anna University, India
Masumi Yamamuro, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Alice Newton, Norsk institutt for luftforskning*, Norway
Sue Grimmond, King’s College, London, United Kingdom
Julius Agboola, Lagos State University, Nigeria
Zhongyuan Chen, State Key laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Institute, China
Sponsors: German Research Foundation, Germany
Ministry of Earth Sciences, India
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan
Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom
Economic and Social Research Council, United Kingdom
National Science Foundation, United States


Full Project Title: Transformation and Resilience on Urban Coasts
Full Call Title: Coastal2012


Project Objective: TRUC will build an original integrated, participatory framework in collaboration with stakeholders to first characterise and then identify interactions between bio-physical, land-use and decision-making processes. The aim is to reveal the pathways and trade-offs through which systems interactions constrain or open opportunities for resilience or transformation how these outcomes themselves interact and influence sustainable development; offering scope for considerable theoretical, methodological and practical advancement.
Call Objective: The purpose of this call was to promote the development, comparison and transfer of coastal scientific approaches. The focus was on the vulnerability, resilience and adaptation options of coastal societal, managed and natural systems to multiple drivers.


Regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America
Countries: Japan, Nigeria, United Kingdom


Duration: 33 months
Call Date: 2012
Project Award Date: 2012