German photo book of HCMC hits shelves

“Ho Chi Minh City-Mega City” photo book featuring 1,000 pictures has been released by Michael Waibel, a senior researcher and project leader in urbanism at the Department of Geography of the University of Hamburg, and Henning Hilbert, a scientific coordinator at the Vietnamese-German University in HCMC.

The publication is funded by the German National Ministry of Education and Research’s project, “Research for Sustainable Megacities of Tomorrow”.

HCMC is recognized as Vietnam’s first megacity, according to the book. The metropolis is rapidly changing due to globalization yet has preserved many of its traditional character.

Waibel and Hilbert present to readers challenging questions of the city’s future development during an era of rapid population increase.

By Ha Thu – Translated by Kim Khanh

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