SENA Workshop #2

The second SENA workshop has been successfully held in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam, from Nov. 4 to Nov. 6, 2015. Scientists, local experts, policy makers, and students from Cambodia, Laos PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, the United States, and Vietnam have gathered at the Palace Hotel Saigon in HCMC and discussed sustainable development of major cities in SENA.


Attendants were divided into four working groups for the discussion. The first group focused on Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City of Southeast Asia. The second group focused on Hanoi, Vientiane, and Yangon of Southeast Asia. The third group focused on Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Lanzhou, Hohhot, and Urumqi of China. The last group focused on five Siberian cities and Ulaanbaatar. All groups produced a final power point report of their common views on:

  1. The major causes of urban expansion in the past thirty years.
  2. The impact and consequences of urbanization.
  3. Possible development scenarios in future.
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