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Storm-Proof Housing for the Urban Poor – Lessons from Da Nang, Vietnam

By |2021-08-10T08:34:44+02:00August 3rd 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Municipal & Climate Finance|Tags: , , , |

For low-income families in coastal areas of Vietnam, storm and typhoon damage is a constant threat to life and well-being. However, there is a way for them to escape the vicious cycle, involving proper financial and technical support for storm-resilience housing. Nguyen Anh Tho presents experiences from Da Nang City.

How Can Nature-Based Solutions Help Build Resilience of the Urban Poor?

By |2021-11-04T10:25:39+01:00March 3rd 2020|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Green & Smart Development|Tags: , , , |

Working with nature within and around cities can protect vulnerable urban residents from climate change impacts and disasters, improve their quality of life, and reduce the impacts of cities on other valuable systems, argues Dr Hannah Reid.

How Vietnam Can Ensure Economic Growth and Create Green Cities

By |2021-02-22T15:26:06+01:00September 12th 2019|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Energy & Waste, Smart & Digital Development|Tags: , , , , , , |

How can Vietnamese cities avoid the environmental pitfalls of rapid urbanisation? Adam Ward proposes solution-driven policies for key areas.

Sustainable Cities for All – How Can SDGs Contribute?

By |2019-07-25T11:40:45+02:00July 25th 2019|Categories: Decent Work|Tags: , , , , |

Migrant workers in cities often experience exclusion and discrimination. Hoang Phuong Thao explains the particular situation of women migrant workers in Vietnam, and why SDG implementation is a great tool for integrating disadvantaged groups into the urban development process.

How Can Urban Flood Management in Vietnam Become More Sustainable?

By |2021-11-04T12:13:16+01:00May 28th 2019|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Water & Sanitation|Tags: , , , |

More than one third of Vietnam's population is living in cities, requiring effective sanitation and stormwater services. Yet their provision is limited, with an estimation of less than 10 per cent of wastewater being treated in urban areas. Sebastian Malter argues that a diversification of drainage systems will support sustainable urban development.

A City in Transition: The Future of Transportation in Ho Chi Minh City

By |2021-02-23T15:59:10+01:00May 21st 2019|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Green & Smart Development, Urban Mobility|Tags: , , , |

With a growing population and economy, Ho Chi Minh City faces important decisions regarding transportation infrastructure. Robert Marshall calls for a contextual approach.

When Communities Transform Old Socialist Housing into Adequate Housing – Part 2

By |2019-05-14T10:06:30+02:00May 14th 2019|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing|Tags: , , , |

Socialist-era apartment buildings in Vietnam’s cities, so-called KTT, are decaying rapidly. Tenants’ community organisations could help upgrade them and prevent redevelopment, says Boram Kimhur.

When Communities Transform Old Socialist Housing into Adequate Housing – Part 1

By |2019-05-15T10:19:54+02:00May 9th 2019|Categories: Housing & Informality|Tags: , , , |

Socialist-era apartment buildings in Vietnam’s cities, so-called KTT, are decaying rapidly. Tenants’ community organisations could help upgrade them and prevent redevelopment, says Boram Kimhur.

Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Viet Nam

By |2021-05-10T11:50:51+02:00May 2nd 2019|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates, Green & Smart Development, Housing & Informality|Tags: , , , , , |

URBANET’s latest infographic series with interesting facts and figures about urbanisation and urban development in Viet Nam.

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