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Title: ADAPTIVE HOUSING FOR THE URBAN POOR : A FRAMEWORK FOR VIETNAM'S CLIMATE MIGRANTS
Authors: WONG PENGZHOU THOMAS
Keywords: Architecture
Design Technology and Sustainability
Nirmal Tulsidas Kishnani
Thesis
Canal housing
Ho Chi Minh City
Resettlement
Urban poverty
Issue Date: 2-Jun-2010
Citation: WONG PENGZHOU THOMAS (2010-06-02T09:44:16Z). ADAPTIVE HOUSING FOR THE URBAN POOR : A FRAMEWORK FOR VIETNAM'S CLIMATE MIGRANTS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The World Bank estimates that among the South-East Asian region, Vietnam will be the most heavily affected by sea level rise. With a projected sea level rise of 1m, over 11% of Vietnam’s urban areas will be inundated, 11% of its GDP affected and 10% of its total population displaced by flood waters. Coupled with the intense growth in urban populations over the next several years, the impact of climate changes to Vietnam’s economic and social fabric is especially severe. Particularly hard hit will be major cities in the Red River Delta Region and Mekong Delta. Ho Chi Minh City itself will experience massive migration pressures as people from the rural areas move to the city as their homes become uninhabitable due to flooding. With this influx of “climate migrants” to the city in efforts to sustain their livelihood, the city’s housing sector will experience immense pressure to cope with demand for affordable and accessible homes. Many of the migrants resort to staying in informal housing communities. Of particular interest to this thesis are these canal side housing communities, as they present a unique housing situation in the urban centre of HCMC.This thesis thus aims to deal with re-settling the influx of new migrants, within an adaptive housing framework that is similar to the informal canal side communities found in HCMC. This technical report will begin by investigating the canal side housing in its current context, followed by precedents of housing projects that deal with the concepts of self-buildability and expandability, and what critical lessons can be extracted from them. Finally, by drawing from this research, the strategies in the deployment of the technical knowledge to the thesis proper will be applied.
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