Identifying climate resilience challenges in Vietnamese cities: case studies of Can Tho and Da Nang

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This paper aims to identify and discuss major issues regarding urban climate resilience in urban areas in Vietnam, through an investigation on the Can Tho and Da Nang, two medium-size cities located in the Southwest and Centre regions of the country. It starts with a short introduction on the concept and framework of urban resilience and a quick investigation on the understanding and application of the concept in the context of Vietnam. After that, using official figures sources from the technical departments and Climate Change Office of the two cities, the paper comparatively points out the urban resilience challenges coming from natural conditions, urbanization patterns, climate change related conditions and risks of the two cities. Subsequently, data collected from the direct observation, interviews and consultation with various stakeholders in Can Tho and Da Nang, including experts working for organizations, technical departments, districts and wards as well as selected residents from vulnerable areas, show that resilience capacity of the two cities is still limited with weak coordination mechanism and plans, uncomprehensive understanding of risks due to the absence of data and empirical analysis and lack of financial resources. Besides, although being the main beneficiary of development projects, the participation of citizens is limited, and community resilience are not sufficiently addressed and promptly guided. To address the resilience issues above, in the conclusion some policy implications for Vietnamese cities will be discussed and prospective research directions on resilience topic in Vietnam will be proposed.
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ISO418
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Senior Lecturer
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Vietnamese-German University

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