THOMAS WONG

Tutor: Nirmal Kishnani

ALTERNATIVE LOW-INCOME CANAL RE-SETTLEMENT HOUSING

The thesis proposes an alternative solution to the problems of re-settling the urban poor who reside along Ho Chi Minh City’s numerous canals. With the imminent threat of sea level rise due to climate change, Ho Chi Minh City will face increasing pressures to deal with climate migrants from the urban peripheries.

The thesis thus takes into account the socio-economic value of these canal housing communities and proposes an adaptable housing typology that could cope with increasing population densities.