VN’s sustainable development faces challenges from urbanization


Rapid urbanization has significantly increased the number of cities in Vietnam from 629 in 1999 to 819 in 2018 corresponding to an accelerated urban coverage from 19.6% to 38.3%. In this regard, cities in Vietnam confront challenges in delaying major projects, unattended waste treatment systems and social gaps, and imbalanced development between construction and nature. Those are the statement from a seminar on urban design and development in Hà Nội yesterday. This seminar was held among a series of events within “Danish Week – Sustainable and Livable Cities”.

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