On Friday 5th April, DISED was hornored to host a knowledge sharing session with a visiting scholar, Dr. Eugene Leong. At the sharing session, Dr. Leong presented two lectures on sustainble development and regional economic competitiveness. Through case studies in China and the America, he summed up 6 lessons learned for successful sustainable urban development that Da Nang can adopt, including: (1) decouple goals for growth; (2) set ambitious sustainability goals (not just economic development goals); (3) good design and planning matter; (4) promote innovation, creativity and partnerships; (5) local risk-taking key to success; and (6) everyone needs to be involved. Following his presentation, DISED's researcher had discussions with him over the issues.

 

Dr. Eugene Leong is a second-generation American born Chinese educated at the University of Michigan and UCLA, where he received his doctorate in Environmental Sciences and Engineering in 1974. He has worked as an environmental scientist and engineer, local government executive and appointed official, and university lecturer. He is the author of many reports and publications and has consulted internationally in Canada, Mexico, Turkey, Japan, Taiwan and China. He worked at the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) in San Francisco for nearly 30 years, the last ten serving as Executive Director. ABAG is a regional planning agency for the 9 counties and 101 cities in the San Francisco region.

08/04/2019

 








 

 








 

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Da Nang Institute For Socio - Economic Development

Primarily responsible: Nguyen Phu Thai - Director Da Nang Institute For Socio - Economic Development

Address: Da Nang Administration Center, 28th floor, 24 Tran Phu, Hai Chau District, Da Nang

Phone: (+84.236) 3.840.344 - Fax: 3.840.975

E-mail: dised@danang.gov.vn

Da Nang Institute For Socio - Economic Development

Primarily responsible: Nguyen Phu Thai - Director Da Nang Institute For Socio - Economic Development

Address: Da Nang Administration Center, 28th floor, 24 Tran Phu, Hai Chau District, Da Nang

Phone: (+84.236) 3.840.344 - Fax: 3.840.975

E-mail: dised@danang.gov.vn