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Community consultation for long-term climate-resilient housing in Vietnamese cities: a comparative case study between Hue and Da Nang

Working paper, 50 pages
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Climate change and housing are closely linked in Vietnam’s cities. The impact of climate change is one of the biggest concerns for government and civil society. In Central Vietnam, storms and floods are common and dangerous hazards. Housing vulnerability is therefore intensified – and also by fragile physical and socio-economic conditions. Post-disaster housing reconstruction in Central Vietnam is still mainly seen as a single recovery action, separate from the development of local housing and achieving long-term housing resilience.

Using comparative case studies from Hue and Da Nang – two Vietnamese cities most vulnerable to climate change – this research examines key issues of climate-resilient housing (CRH) in post-disaster housing reconstruction to highlight the significant relationship between them, using a CRH framework developed from the Institute of Social and Environmental Transition’s urban climate resilience framework. The findings show that developing CRH in Vietnam requires the integration of local and innovative knowledge and requires the greater involvement of local government, civil society organisations and the private sector.

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