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Reducing Climate Risks from Peri-Urban Development in Vietnamese Cities

Program Locations: Can Tho, Quy Nhon, Da Nang, Hue
Project Duration: January 2014 – June 2016
Project Lead: Ngo Thi Le Mai, Country Coordinator, Vietnam

 

Project Overview

The goal of this project is to reduce the climate vulnerability of households living in peri-urban areas in Vietnamese cities undergoing rapid urban development. The project reviews specific cases and examples in 4 cities of Vietnam—Hue, Da Nang, Quy Nhon and Can Tho, in order to describe the problems and explore causes in thesedifferent contexts, with a special focus on social vulnerability, decision processes, and institutional issues. The key strategic approach will be to engage local partners in both the studies and analysis in order to build capacity and to embed conclusions and recommendations within local organizations.

The project's objectives include:

  • Identify changing climate risk and vulnerability profiles through recent experience with climate disasters in peri-urban areas of 4 cities;
  • Assess planning procedures and urban development practices in order to identify improvements to current practice that will reduce climate risk;
  • Engage relevant local and national government agencies in studies or pilot projects so that they can recognize and develop capacity in improved practices;
  • Develop recommendations for action by local and national government agencies.

 

Core Program Activities

  • Identify and engage key local partners
  • Describe recent urban expansion actions and define a suitable extreme climate event / site
  • Identify peri-urban vulnerabilities to extreme climate events
  • Assessment of urban planning and development process
  • Analysis and Comparison of Case Studies
  • Build local recognition
  • Prepare recommendations the provincial People’s Committee

Professional Staff Involved

Stephen Tyler, Senior Associate, Canada

Phong Tran, Technical Lead

Nghiem Phuong Tuyen, Technical staff

Nguyen Anh Tho, Program Officer

Nguyen Ngoc Huy, Technical Staff

 

This project was made possible with the generous funding of: The Rockefeller Foundation

Our partner(s) include:

Climate Change Coordination Office of Can Tho City

Climate Change Coordination Office of Da Nang City

Climate Change Coordination Office of Binh Dinh Provence

Thua Thien Hue Province Planning Institute