1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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From Unsustainable to Inclusive Cities

Author(s): David Westendorff
Programme Area: Governance (2000 - 2009)
Project Title: Urban Governance
No. of Pages: 256

Chapter 3: Metropolization and the Ecological Crisis: Precarious Settlements in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, by Sebastian Wust, Jean-Claude Bolay, Thai Thi Ngoc Du

It has been established that the rapid growth of precarious settlements, the deterioration of technical infrastructure, and water pollution are interconnected. The present study aims to supply political decision makers and community leaders with the tools and information they require to confront the problems arising from the ongoing metropolization of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). The study’s main concern is to find alternative ways of upgrading the urban environment, protecting natural resources, and contributing to the development of the most disadvantaged members of the community.