Community consultation for climate resilient housing: A comparative case study in Vietnam*
Community consultation has been mentioned in literature as one of key requirements for developing climate resilient housing but issues related to its real function and linkage to the effectiveness of resilient housing in a given context or community are still problematic. This article reports on a comparative case study between two climate-change prone cities in Vietnam: Hue and Da Nang, to examine consultation-related issues in the Vietnam context through the lens of post-disaster housing reconstruction. The comparison was carried out against the ISET (2012) urban climate resilience framework. The research outcomes demonstrated an absence of community consultation for the self-built housing, the importance of social relationship in building resilient housing, a big gap between at-risk grassroots communities and technically professional services, and a lack of urban governance for a safe and resilient construction.