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
Friday, May 27, 2011
Day 4 Reflections (May 25) - Tam Wai Hang
1) I have learnt how to plant the mangrove roots into the Can Gio biosphere, and that which a large amount of effort, the greenery can be preserved in Vietnam.
2) I have discovered that the income gap between the rich and the poor is really wide. Some of the richer generations can live in big houses and enjoy luxurious living, but the poor live in very small houses and some even resort to building houses illegally. This has also let me realise how fortunate I am in Singapore after looking at the living conditions of some Vietnamese people.
3) I have learnt the importance of preserving the forests located around the globe. It is everyone's role to contribute to preserving the green nature found around the earth, as this can help delay the green house effects that may occur on earth. One way the Vietnamese improvise is by building the Can Gio biosphere, which is a protected area for growing mangroves there, to preserve the greenery in the country. Residents are also signed on a contract to protect the forested areas around the Can Gio bioshphere.
A photo of me planting the mangrove roots.
A photo of a house owned by a richer generation
3) A picture of the owner of an area of mangroves and part of the forested area he owns