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Urbanization and land use change: A study in Vietnam

Published Online: 30 Jun 2022
Volume & Issue: Volume 10 (2022) - Issue 2 (June 2022)
Page range: 19 - 29
Received: 03 Nov 2021
Accepted: 17 Mar 2022
Journal Details
License
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Journal
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2354-0079
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4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Land-use change is a human process aimed at transforming the natural landscape and emphasizing the role and function of land for socio-economic activities. However, we do not know how the land transition in Vietnam has been proceeding recently. Thus, this article aims to examine the current urbanization process of land conversion in Vietnam. To explore the current situation and recent change of land use, the author analyzed standardized databases and maps from reports of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam (MoNRE), the General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO), and the land cover map of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Research results show that the land transition in Vietnam has been similar to the world trend. The highest land conversion rate occurs in the North Central and Central Coast regions, but conversion of agricultural land for urbanization is mainly in the Red River Delta and Southeast. The study also noted some negative socio-economic impacts of land conversion on the lives of suburban residents.

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