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Solutions for Resilient Housing to Climate Change

Author: Phong Tran

Climate change is one of the most controversial issues in Vietnam, and in the context of urbanization and globalization, challenges to housing and settlements become even greater. Housing is not only used for hazard mitigation but also brings about long-term social, economic, cultural and environmental benefits for residents and community. Yet, due to economic constraints and limited awareness of the potential impacts of climate change, low-income housing constructed in peri-urban areas are often highly exposed to potential climate change and climate disaster impacts. Clearly, there is a need for an overall, comprehensive housing solution to respond to sea level rise and storm events, and to minimize their impacts on human societies and communities in Vietnam generally and in Da Nang particularly.This article introduces new design ideas for climate change resilient housing developed as part of a housing design competition organized by ISET in partnership with the Vietnam cities of Da Nang and Hue. 


Le T.T., Tran, N.T., Nguyen, T.T., Vu, H.Y., Nguyen, T.T.H., Phan, V.Q.D., Le, T.T., Tran, V.T. (2013). Solutions for resilient housing to climate change. KIENTRUCVIETNAM.ORG.VN, SÔ6. 38-41.