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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.

Paper Abstract

Green infrastructure economic values and protection strategies in the peri-urban of Ho Chi Minh City

The peri-urban growth in Ho Chi Minh City has been flowing through low-lying areas that is playing a crucial role in preserving the natural ecological balance for urban regions. Under the threats of increasing climate change impacts, the trade-offs of converting the green (and blue) infrastructure (BGI) in the peri-urban area became a critical issue to clarify. This article reviews the methodologies to calculate the long and short-term economic values of protecting BGI and relevant experience in adopting them using the nature-based solutions.  The authors then analyze the Ho Chi Minh city development context to propose a strategic framework to cope with the new wave of urban expansion in the peri-urban of this mega-city.

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