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Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hieu

Vietnamese-German University

About the Speaker

Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hieu is senior lecturer of urban governance in the sustainable urban development program( (SUD), Vietnamese German University (VGU).

He graduated as PhD on development planning in UCL (University College London) & worked over 20 years in doing research and teaching, consulting in urban development and planning.

His recent researches concentrates institutional arrangement in urban development, planning tools and solutions to integrate development management, smart growth, building consensus and strategy to collaborate to reduce congestion and flooding in Hochiminh city and other large cities in Vietnam.

Presentation highlights

  • Why peri-urban development in large metro area matters?
  • What are options for planning in this area?
  • What are Challenges and Opportunities for sustaining urban development in Hochiminh city periphery?