|Prof. Dr. Sử Đình Thành, president of the University of Economics HCM City, speaks at the first South East Asian Urbanisms Seminar on Tuesday. VNS Photo|
HCM CITY — Scholars, experts, scientists, and business executives discussed solutions for the problems caused by urbanisation at the first South East Asian Urbanisms Seminar that wrapped up on Tuesday.
The two-day event, titled “Urban design solutions in Southeast Asia towards solving the problem of global warming,” sought to create an international scientific forum for urban design and planning in the region amid global warming and rapid urbanisation and modernisation.
It attracted hundreds of experts in architecture and planning from many countries like Việt Nam, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Cambodia, and Thailand.
The topics on the agenda included water and forest urbanism, the urban countryside and the rural metropolis.
Speakers spoke about research and initiatives for preserving and enhancing indigenous design and solutions to harmoniously integrate architecture with social and cultural contexts and the environment to improve lives and bring sustainable values to communities.
Prof. Dr. Sử Đình Thành, president of the University of Economics HCM City, said: “As one of the leading universities in Việt Nam, the University of Economics HCM City sees its role in the development of comprehensive education, being more engaged with the community and society to jointly solve global challenges.
‘Therefore, we have been putting our minds and efforts to promoting international co-operation within the community of universities.
“We are organising the 1st South East Asian Urbanisms Seminar together with KU Leuven University and University of Architecture HCM City to develop solutions to urbanism and address socio-ecological issues.” —VNS