Learning Objectives


1. To discover the relationship between cultural influences and the architectural development in South Vietnam

2. To have a deeper understanding of urban planning issues and the interplay of the matrices of determinants involving physical attributes, commercial feasibility, social fabrics as well as political factors in particular relating to Generation Z (Those born between the early 1990s and the early 2000s).

3. To be aware of the impact of rapid urbanization on the environment and the need for sustainable development in the urban planning process.

4. To gain an insight of Singapore’s strengths in urban planning and sustainable environmental management skill-sets

Monday, May 23, 2011

Day 2 Reflections (May 23) — Hao Yang, Benz, Hao En & Jurvis

What we have learnt:

The government is only reducing the number of traffic jams via developing roads and infrastructure planning and registrations of vehicles (motorcycles).

Some of the buildings are influenced by the French, and they are called colonial buildings.
This can be seen through the symmetrical design, large open porch, arches and decorative features in the architecture. In addition, the France-lookalike traffic lights around the area also supports this.
District 2 is still in development. Its aim is to replace District 1 as an urbanized living area. The infrastructure and layout of District 2 is also more well-planned than District 1.

1 comment:

  1. Good points so far. But I thought some aspects could be explained in greater detail, especially on certain points being raised in the post. One would be the query on the need to question the effectiveness in mitigating traffic jams by the mere registration of vehicles/motorcycles.