Video July 30, 2019

Disruptive Technology Brings Smart City Planning Solutions to Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is a pioneer in using disruptive technologies to make city planning and zoning information easy to access by the public. High-resolution photos on land parcels is collected through Satellite Imagery and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and made available on the Internet. Zoning data now is just a click away either through mobile phone apps or home-based computers. The prospects of these technologies will be better harnessed if the relevant regulatory framework is clarified and modernized. Combining policy with technology can unleash the potential of urban land governance in this fast-growing city.