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On September 21, 2023, the GreenCityLabHue project organized the second Policy Round Table on Green-Blue Infrastructure Development in Huế City and Thừa Thiên Huế Province. The aim of the event was to share expertise with representatives of authorities and agencies involved in green-blue infrastructure in Thua Thien Hue province.

The round table was an opportunity for the GreenCityLabHuế project to share and discuss its latest research on green-blue infrastructure development in Thua Thien Hue province with local practitioners and policy makers. Fabian Stolpe (UfU) presented updates on project progress and upcoming project activities. Luca Henry Sumfleth (Humboldt University Berlin) provided information on the main results of modeling the impacts of green-blue infrastructure interventions in Hue. Then, Dr. Cung Trong Cuong, Director of Thua Thien Hue Development Research Institute, presented the main policies and strategies of Thua Thien Hue Province on climate change adaptation and green growth orientation.

Participants then discussed in small groups the most pressing obstacles/challenges to green and blue infrastructure development in Thua Thien Hue Province and approaches to overcome them.

Roundtable participants agreed on the top five challenges to green and blue infrastructure development in Hue, including policy guidance, selection of climate-adapted tree species, available budget for green space management, digitalization, and researching historical factors of green space development. In particular, participants agreed that policies need to promote the development of green-blue infrastructure and create favorable frameworks to meet the demands of urban adaptation to climate change and drive green growth in the province.

The GreenCityLabHuế project sincerely thanks for the participation and support from the ministries and agencies of Thua Thien Hue province. Their active participation contributed to the success of the Round Table and brought in valuable aspects for the subsequent project activities.


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