The GreenCityLabHuế is a consortium of research institutes and think tanks from Vietnam and Germany aiming at creating a more sustainable, resilient, inclusive, and greener future for the city of Huế (Thừa Thiên Huế Province, Central Vietnam).
Due to its unique historical heritage and its great location embedded between mountains, the Huong River and the sea, Huế stands out in comparison to other Vietnamese and Southeast Asian cities. However, also Huế is facing increasing challenges from climate change, population growth, rapid urbanization, social inequality, and environmental degradation.
Solutions based on sustainability and nature can help to successfully meet these challenges. The abundant parks, waterways, garden houses and lakes in Huế are Nature-based Solutions having evolved during centuries. They serve as a role model for other cities.
Through the preservation of existing urban nature, and the design and expansion of new Green-blue infrastructure, these benefits can be greatly enhanced.
The GreenCityLabHuế aims to support the city in benefitting the most from its green-blue potential by generating and sharing knowledge and ideas about Nature-based Solutions for upcoming environmental challenges, thereby providing space for creativity, discussion, and scientific validation that includes the input from decision-makers, researchers, public and private stakeholders, civil society, and the citizens who live in the city.