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Sustainable Ho Chi Minh City: Climate Policies for Emerging Mega Cities

  • Antje Katzschner
  • Michael Waibel
  • Dirk Schwede
  • Lutz Katzschner
  • Michael Schmidt
  • Harry Storch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Antje Katzschner, Frank Schwartze, Bao Thanh, Michael Schmidt
      Pages 5-17
    3. Andreas Gravert, Thorsten Wiechmann
      Pages 19-35
  3. Urban Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-39
    2. Harry Storch, Nigel K. Downes
      Pages 41-49
    3. Harry Storch, Nigel K. Downes, Michael Schmidt, Thi Cam Van Nguyen, Le Canh Dinh, Bao Thanh
      Pages 51-73
    4. Nigel K. Downes, Harry Storch, Michael Schmidt, Thi Cam Van Nguyen, Le Canh Dinh, Thong Nhat Tran et al.
      Pages 89-116
    5. Lutz Katzschner, René Burghardt, Sebastian Kupski, Sabrina Campe
      Pages 117-131
    6. Hendrik Rujner, Manfred Goedecke
      Pages 133-150
    7. Xuan Thinh Nguyen, Jakob Kopec, Maik Netzband
      Pages 151-173
    8. Guenter Emberger
      Pages 175-191
  4. Urban Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-194
    2. Frank Schwartze, Dirk Schwede
      Pages 195-205
    3. Dirk Schwede, Michael Waibel, Christoph Hesse, To Thi Nhien Ngo
      Pages 239-258
    4. Ulrike Schinkel
      Pages 259-269

About this book


As climate change and urban development are closely interlinked and often interact negatively, this edited volume takes Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam’s first mega-urban region as a case study to analyse its vulnerability to climate change and to suggest measures towards a more sustainable urban development. The book offers an overview on land use planning regarding the aspects of urban flooding, urban climate, urban energy and urban mobility as well as spatial views from the angle of urban planning such as the metropolitan level, the city, the neighbourhood and building level. It shows that to a significant degree, measures dealing with climate change can be taken from the toolbox of sustainable urban development and reflects how institutional structures need to change to enhance chances for implementation given socio-cultural and economic constraints. This is merged and integrated into a holistic perspective of planning recommendations, supporting the municipal government to increase its adaptive capacity.

The authors are members of a German government funded research project on how to support HCMC’s municipal government to adapt to risks related to climate change.


Climate change Land use planning Megacity Vietnam Urban development

Editors and affiliations

  • Antje Katzschner
    • 1
  • Michael Waibel
    • 2
  • Dirk Schwede
    • 3
  • Lutz Katzschner
    • 4
  • Michael Schmidt
    • 5
  • Harry Storch
    • 6
  1. 1.Universität HamburgDepartment of International AffairsHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Universität HamburgDepartment of GeographyHamburgGermany
  3. 3.University of StuttgartInstitute for Leightweight Structures and Conceptual DesignStuttgartGermany
  4. 4.University of KasselEnvironmental MeteorologyKasselGermany
  5. 5.Environmental PlanningBrandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-SenftenbergCottbusGermany
  6. 6.Environmental PlanningBrandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-SenftenbergCottbusGermany

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