The GreenCityLabHuế aims to support Huế in benefitting the most from the city’s green-blue potentials having been identified in previous assessments and projects.
The Lab provides space for creativity, discussion, and scientific validation with the aim to generate and share knowledge and ideas about Nature-based Solutions, and to develop coordinated concepts to make the best use of existing and new GBI and NBS.
With a wide variety of events and activities, such as an exhibition, showcases, the development of land use scenarios, digital activities, as well as digital and analog events, the GreenCityLabHuế wants to activate citizens, scientists, private and public entities and decision-makers alike to jointly develop, combine and share knowledge and ideas to build and maintain a green-blue Huế.
Take a look at our digital and face-to-face activities, and about our current and upcoming events.
The GreenCityLabHuế Exhibition/Display
In June 2022, the GreenCityLabHuế opened its Living Exhibition/Display at three locations in Huế. The GreenCityLabHuế invites experts and decision-makers, residents of Huế, but also tourists to visit the exhibition/display and to learn about the positive contributions of Green-Blue Infrastructure to urban life. Teachers and lecturers are invited to integrate group visits with their students to the exhibition/display into their teaching.
What can I learn at the GreenCityLabHuế Exhibition/Display?
The exhibition/display currently deals with the following topics:
- Huế as an historical Green City
- Learn why Huế is one of the greenest cities in Vietnam.
- Green-blue infrastructure and Nature-based solutions in Huế
- Go on a (virtual) tour to different types of Green-blue infrastructure in Huế. Share with us and other visitors your favorite green or blue space.
- Climate change in Huế and Vietnam
- Understand the challenges that climate change and its impacts pose to Huế, (Central) Vietnam and worldwide.
- Advantages of Nature-based solutions
- Learn why Green-blue infrastructure is a great solution to deal with environmental challenges and climate change impacts.
- Green-blue infrastructure activities in Huế
- Discover current activities, projects and developments to support GBI and NBS in and around Huế.
Showcases for GBI and NBS
The GreenCityLabHuế aims at providing proposals for the implementation of future interventions of green and blue infrastructure in Huế and thus implements experimental GBI interventions on the scale of individual plots, so called “showcases”. This way, the project wants to demonstrate and evaluate effects of green and blue infrastructure in practice.
On the one hand, these showcases will increase the visibility of the GreenCityLabHuế activities in the city and will serve as descriptive practical examples that enable decision-makers, stakeholders and citizens to learn more on Nature-based Solutions and the effects of green and blue infrastructure. On the other hand, they will be used as “real life laboratories” for validating and measuring the modelled impacts on ecosystem services.
In order to ensure that the designs of the showcases are adapted to the different needs of the sites, but also to the needs of the residents in the neighborhoods, a design competition is held, inviting the citizens of Huế to contribute their ideas for the locations of the showcases. The GCLH consortium created and managed the guidelines in the form of rules and objectives for this design competition and provided the scientific input to the NBS. The selection of the designs, especially with regard to the social and cultural needs of the sites, was left to the participants of the design competition. The selection process for the four final showcases, which will be realised the following year, comprises a total of 3 rounds. In the final round, there are 8 candidates from which 4 winners (one per showcase location) will be selected.
The following sites were selected during the definition phase of the GreenCityLabHuế project.
With workshops, round tables, courses and further activities, the GreenCityLabHuế builds for experts, decision-makers and the interested public a platform to share and evolve concepts and ideas related to Green-blue infrastructure and Nature-based solutions in Huế. A high variability of formats ensure that different stakeholder groups are involved in GreenCityLabHuế.
The GreenCityLabHuế event calendar gives you an overview over the upcoming and past GreenCityLabHuế events.
There are no upcoming events yet.
- June 2022: 8AM
Opening of the GreenCityLabHuế Exhibition/Display– HuếIDS: Address
The GreenCityLabHuế opened its doors with an opening celebration for invited decision-makers and experts.
- June 2022 – 10. July 2022
Daily opening of the GreenCityLabHuế Exhibition/Display
During two weeks of continuous opening, the GreenCityLabHuế exhibition/display invited the public to learn about the many positive effects of Green-blue infrastructure in the urban environment and Nature-based solutions to environmental challenges in the 21st century.
Digitalization opens up new opportunities to discover Green-blue infrastructure and Nature-based solutions in the city: Even if Huế is far and thus a city walk or a visit of the GreenCityLabHuế exhibition is difficult to realize: The digital space allows us to share impressions and knowledge about the Green City of Huế with long-distance visitors.
By using different digital activities, the GreenCityLabHuế also wants to encourage you to participate in the presentation, sharing and discussion of ideas and GBI development models. Take a look at the first two digital activities: The GreenCityLabHuế Story Map and the Participative GBI Mapping.
The GreenCityLabHuế creates visions to present possible GBI- and NBS-related futures for Huế.
Therefore, it used a participatory co-creating modelling approach to develop with local stakeholder different narratives of Green-blue Infrastructure development in Huế.
Knowledge from a status quo analysis and the inputs from local stakeholders were the bases to envision ideas of level, intensity and placement for future urban developments in the city regarding green space saving, development or enhancement. The thereby outlined visions function as thematic storylines – so called narratives – of desired future urban developments.
Based on the individual narratives, four different land use change scenarios will be modeled using a multi-layer geographical information system (GIS) model. The scenarios help to visualize future developments, and to understand and assess their possible impacts. These may include benefits for climate adaptation and the enhancement of ecosystem services, and thus the improvement of the quality of life of the citizens of Huế.
Below you will find the narratives of each scenario with the original narrative proposed by the scientists on the left and the Huế-specific narratives adopted by the stakeholders on the right.