The Future of Resilience

VIDEO: Storm-Resistant Housing Saves a Neighborhood in Vietnam

(Photo by Still Life Projects)

This is the second of four films in our series, Asia H20: How Water Issues are Changing an Urbanized Continent.

Virtually every year, the typhoons tear through the city of Da Nang, Vietnam. And virtually every year, neighborhoods, especially poor ones, are left in shambles. This perennial destruction of housing is one of the main factors keeping people here in poverty — to create a more stable life, you need a home that will stand strong in a storm. Four years ago, the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) launched a program to construct affordable storm-resistant housing in Da Nang. Built to keep residents safe during typhoons, it just might shore up their lives year-round.

Asia H2O: Storm-Resistant Housing Saves a Neighborhood in Vietnam from Next City on Vimeo.

This film was shot on location by Still Life Projects.

Watch More in This Series:

Boosting Bangkok’s Flood Resilience With Community-Based Technology

How Phnom Penh Built One of the World’s Best Water Systems

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