Those who ignore or collude with each other to shatter urban development planning not only make the lives of urban people increasingly confined and suffocated, but also jam development space for the future. Hanoi and HCM City residents feel this most clearly. In the morning, when leaving home to go to the office and school, and in the afternoon, when returning home, they have to struggle on the road with the flow of people and exhaust from cars and motorbikes. In the summer sun, people are subjected to the scorching heat because of the asphalt effect, concrete houses, and the heat from air conditioners and engines. When it rains, people have to struggle because the roads turn into rivers and streams. Most of the elderly do not have places for relaxation, while children have no place to play. When people feel tired, they need cool spaces to walk and rest in, but it is just a far-away dream. The problem is difficult to settle, so people as well as the next generations will suffer. What … [Read more...] about Who spoils Hanoi’s planning?
Modernist urban planning
Poor urban development planning and the intentional adjustment of development plans to serve certain interest groups will affect development of physical spaces for many generations. A report from the National Assembly shows that 1,400 development plans have been adjusted one to six times, and the adjustments are made to increase benefits for investors, reduce spaces for public interest, and ignore people’s interests. This is very worrying. HCM City The continuous adjustments of hundreds and thousands of urban development programs cause social damage and loss of trillions of dong to the State. But most importantly, the status of planning projects, or adjustment of planning by "speculation", "going to night" or "collusion", creates negative public opinion. Hanoi is jampacked Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked to urgently address the issues related to urban area programming in the capital city. A report from the National Assembly shows that 1,400 development … [Read more...] about Hanoi, HCM City pay heavy price for poor planning
Ba Ria-Vung Tau’s development strategy identifies 5 sectors - industry, seaports, port logistics, tourism, and high-tech agriculture – as particularly important for local growth. In recent years, it has pursued investment selectively, ready to refuse investment projects worth billions of USD if they harm the environment or can’t meet sustainable development criteria. The recent planning of coastal cities has involved environment impact studies, practical socio-economic orientations, industrial planning, regional planning, and land-use planning for each locality. Ba Ria-Vung Tau plans coastal cities towards sustainable development. (Photo for illustration) Mai Trung Hung, Deputy Director of the provincial Construction Department, said Ba Ria-Vung Tau has paid particular attention land use adjacent to the sea. “Many things remain to be reviewed and adjusted. The use of land reserves and beach corridors is still inappropriate, for example. And … [Read more...] about Ba Ria-Vung Tau plans coastal cities towards sustainable development
Ho Chi Minh City They are hoping to find the shortest way to apply AI on a large scale and need a model that most suits the city's current infrastructure. The model should also be able to create a connection among the four factors for development, which are the city’s administration, businesses, scientists who study the application of AI, and investors in AI projects, the city's Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong said at a recent conference. "The success of studying and applying AI will depend much on this connection, especially considering the fact that small, medium and even micro enterprises make up 98 percent of businesses in the city," he said. The city also needs to map out plans to train staff for AI development and application and is calling for investments in such programs. "The human resource that is not yet ready to catch up with the Industry 4.0 era is one of the weak points that will hold back the research and application of AI. "The application of AI into … [Read more...] about HCMC keen on using artificial intelligence to advance urban development
A tree fell recently in HCM City’s Tân Bình District after a heavy rain. — VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Linh HCM CITY — HCM City plans to conduct research and identify trees resilient to natural disasters and suited to the local soil. The city will then compile a list of various kinds of trees to be planted across the city in the near future. The process of selecting trees requires extensive research and a pilot scheme, according to the city government. In recent years, the city has piloted planting many species of trees, but some species have not been strong enough to withstand heavy rains or strong winds, and have been hit by disease. The city has also asked the Ministry of Construction to identify the most suitable trees for the city. The selected trees must also conform to urban planning standards and regulations. Challenges HCM City has thousands of century-old trees that pose … [Read more...] about City to identity trees best suited to urban areas