Da Nang’s Resilience Journey
Da Nang has experienced a period of growth and positive socioeconomic change that has made it the biggest city in central Vietnam. This growth and prosperity have been supported by an expanding tourist industry, as the city attracts over three million visitors per year. Da Nang also leads in the Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index rankings and the Governance and Public Administration Performance Index, and continues to be a top-performing province in the Information and Communication Technology Index.
As a coastal city, however, Da Nang is vulnerable to severe effects of natural disasters such as typhoons and floods. As a global city, Da Nang is learning to manage the effects of globalization and urbanization.
While Da Nang continues to grow and develop, it needs to consider the challenges and changes the future will bring, and think accordingly about urban planning, infrastructure development and management, water resource management, employment, and public health.
Through its partnership with 100RC, Da Nang prepared its first Resilience Strategy. In Da Nang’s vision for “a peaceful, dynamic, prepared, and connected city in the changing world,” it identifies four goals to address its resilience challenges:
- A Peaceful City: A city that removes fear and anxiety from places where residents live, work, and play.
- A Dynamic City: A city with dynamic economy in partnership with people and businesses to meet needs in a changing world.
- A Prepared City: A city with infrastructure systems that can recover, and be well-prepared for challenges in the development process.
- A Connected City: A city where knowledge is driven by meaningful information sharing.
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