On the occasion of the first midi-seminar of the session, Francis Labelle-Giroux presents "The irreducible villagers of Hanoi?".
Since the beginning of the Doi Moi economic and institutional reforms in the mid-1980s, Vietnam has begun a rapid urban transition. The capital of the country, Hanoi, is at the heart of this process, which is manifested by urbanization of the suburban spaces of the city. The research behind this presentation, which is part of the Chair's project entitled "New Towns and Village Urbanization in Hanoi, Vietnam", describes the impacts of the peri-urbanization of Hanoi on the vulnerability to floods in Haiti. traditional villages. The outlying areas of Hanoi are the scene of two distinct but interconnected urbanization processes: the development of new planned developments (called "new urban areas" in Vietnamese) and the in situ urbanization of traditional peri-urban villages. Through a case study of a new urban area named "Van Quan" and villages adjacent to it, this presentation contrasts the roles that these two urbanization processes play in the emergence of different levels of vulnerability to floods in the surrounding areas. villages.
Bring your lunch and join the discussion on Thursday, January 18, at room 3073 of the University of Montreal's Faculty of Environmental Design, starting at noon. Arrive early, places are limited!