Professor Amrita Daniere is a full professor of Geography and Planning. She served as Co-Director of the Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership (which is funded through the IPaSS program, a cooperative initiative of SSHRC and IDRC). In March 2016, she was appointed Vice-Principal, Academic and Dean at U of T Mississauga for five years (2016-2021). Amrita has worked for over 20 years on issues related to infrastructure provision, urban environmental issues and community governance in Southeast Asian cities including Bangkok, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City. The current research project involves bringing together scholars and city builders from across North America and Southeast Asia to study how to better plan for urban climate change impacts, particularly in the rapidly growing secondary cities of Asia. Amrita holds a PhD in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.