Can Tho, Vietnam : Enhancing Urban Resilience

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collection.link.79
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2187
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City Development Strategy
dc.contributor.author
World Bank Group
dc.date.accessioned
2014-12-16T21:08:32Z
dc.date.available
2014-12-16T21:08:32Z
dc.date.issued
2014-06
dc.description.abstract
Cities are vulnerable to many types of shocks and stresses, including natural hazards like storms and sea level rise, but also man-made ones like economic transformation and rapid urbanization. These shocks and stresses have the potential to bring city systems to a halt and reverse years of socio-economic development gains. Cities that are to grow and thrive in the future must take steps to address these shocks and stresses. Simply put, a resilient city is one that can adapt to these types of changing conditions and withstand shocks while still providing essential services to its residents. A resilient city can keep moving toward its long-term goals despite the challenges it meets along the way. The residents of Can Tho are familiar with challenges the city is dealing with chronic seasonal flooding, periodic flood disasters, riverbank erosion, saltwater intrusion, possible land subsidence, economic transition, and rapid urbanization. The city is also aware of challenges that lay on the horizon like sea level rise, a labor force that is unprepared for high technology industry, and an urban population that expects high-quality urban infrastructure and services from its government. These challenges are interlinked encroachment on canals and riverbeds increases flood risk, while flooding and rampant growth impacts the safety and quality of life in urban areas.
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dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/20743
dc.language
English
dc.language.iso
en_US
dc.publisher
Washington, DC
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject
Urban planning
dc.subject
Municipal finance
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Disaster risk management
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Social protection
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Eenrgy
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Transportation
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Water and sanitation
dc.title
Can Tho, Vietnam : Enhancing Urban Resilience
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okr.date.disclosure
2014-11-18
okr.doctype
Economic & Sector Work :: City Development Strategy (CDS)
okr.docurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/06/20395454/can-tho-vietnam-enhancing-urban-resilience
okr.globalpractice
Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice
Water
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yes
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum
000470435_20141118130051
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
20395454
okr.identifier.report
92673
okr.language.supported
en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/11/18/000470435_20141118130051/Rendered/PDF/926730WP0Box3800WebSmall0Spread00en.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
East Asia and Pacific
okr.region.country
Vietnam
okr.topic
Energy
okr.topic
Social Protections and Labor
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Transport
okr.topic
Urban Development :: City Development Strategies
okr.topic
Urban Development :: Hazard Risk Management
okr.topic
Urban Development :: Urban Governance and Management
okr.topic
Water Supply and Sanitation
okr.unit
Global Practice on Social, Urban, Rural, and Resilience (GSURR)

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