Living With The Mekong Climate Change And Urban Development In Ho Chi Minh City And The Mekong Delta

Joep Janssen

Publisher Blauwdruk

ISBN 9789075271942

Idea Code 16018

Published as a travel report of architect Joep Janssen with superb photo essays by Wytske van Keulen, this book gives a first-hand account of how Vietnam and its people cope with the consequences of climate change. Janssen analyses the influence of the nation’s rapid economic development on water management, speaking with farmers, urban inhabitants, and Dutch engineers involved in plans for improved coastal defence. Through historical research, he shows how the city’s development and architecture have been influenced by both the colonising French and the canal rings of Amsterdam. The book illustrates the dangers that delta areas around the globe are facing.

288 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English