Urbane Wachstumszentren: urban.network HCMC - Integrative Stadt- und Umweltplanung für Ho Chi Minh City zur Anpassung an den globalen Klimawandel - Strategien für eine klimagerechte und energieeffiziente Stadtentwicklung und Wohnungsversorgung

01.09.2008 - 30.06.2013
The overall objective is to develop and incorporate adaptation into urban decision-making and planning processes with designation criteria and zones that will lead to an increase of resilience to climate-related physical and social vulnerabilities of the urban system of HCMC. Climate Change will likely change current climate conditions and lead to an ongoing sea-level rise and increase in extreme weather events such as heavy rainfall and heat waves etc. These climate related events cause a multitude of potential impacts and risks not only to natural areas but specifically to populations of densely built up metropolitan areas. In foreseeable future they may also cause indirect negative effects such as severe urban floods or disturbances of the energy supply or public transport systems in urban areas. The main task of assessing climate change related impacts in urban areas is to estimate the possible damages that might arise for human-influenced systems by climate change, including extreme weather events. In general there are two elements that define the potential risk: first, the probability of the occurrence of the events and second the ¿elements¿ at risk. Events to be included are heat waves, heavy rain, floods etc. "Elements¿ at risk are not only assets like houses, urban infrastructure services or economic losses, but also possible negative impacts on human health or livelihood. Based on the in-depth assessment of the vulnerability of Ho Chi Minh City, the categorized urban environment in form of a spatially explicit information system will act as a matrix for the formulation of appropriate adaptation strategies for future development and redevelopment policies. The mainstreaming of climate change into policy making, the urban planning system and project implementation will be promoted on different spatial scales between the region and the building plot. The resulting Adaptation Planning Framework should form the future basis for spatially-explicit decision-making processes related to sustainable urban planning and development in HCMC. As a result of the preparatory phase, the established network of relevant partners and stakeholders in HCMC and Hanoi will act as a basis for a comprehensive campaign for awareness-rising and capacity building. In this context, adaptation should not be perceived as something imposed, for example through projects (Schipper 2007), but as ongoing process of social learning.






  • BTU Cottbus


  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Energy and Environment


KlimawandelClimate Change
Stadtverkehrurban transport