Urban Climate Resilient Infrastructure & Strategic Planning (UCRISP) is an international landscape, urbanism, planning, design, research and sustainable development agency registered in California as a non-profit organization.
We originated as the research and sustainable development unit of estudioOCA as a way to explore evidence-based approaches to the challenges of climate change. Our work with a diverse range of partners helps us develop and shape our own methodologies to climate change mitigation and adaptation in urban and rural contexts, giving equal attention to science-based solutions and community-driven interventions.
Each project's development is conditioned by its basic programmatic requirements and specificities, as well as its socio-economic, geo-cultural components and characteristics. Our projects provide resilience-building support, in the form of in-depth, data-driven studies and community-led workshops, during the decision making process including local leaders and stakeholders. They encourage a nature-based approach and cooperation between disparate groups in navigating an effective solution to achieve flood and drought resilience.
UCRISP’s technical capacities and background include all areas of expertise necessary to the development of high value projects. The multidisciplinary nature of our team incorporates a wide range of areas of specialization and experiences.
Landscape architects, urban designers, planners, water resource engineers, ecologists, social scientists and researchers strategize together to develop robust solutions, such as green infrastructure, that improve urban and rural environments, providing synergies and co-benefits to local communities.
Together we have decades of experience working internationally on projects in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.