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Tu Dam Ngoc Le
Research Fellow

Cluster : RUP

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Research Interest

Climate change adaptation for coastal cities of developing countries.

Mail

tudamngo@buffalo.edu

Tu Dam Ngoc Le holds a Ph.D. degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a master of architecture. She has consistently worked as a lecturer and an architect at the same time for a strong interaction between theory and practice in the field of architectural building, landscape, and urban land use planning. She promotes sustainability in her urban land use projects. Her research focuses on climate change adaptation for coastal cities of developing countries. Her work aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice of adaptation planning. The work explores vulnerability and adaptation to coastal hazards and the application of related theories in planning practices.

Education Timeline

  • 2019 Ph.D

    Urban & Regional Planning, University at Buffalo Buffalo, New York.

  • 2008 Master of Architecture

    Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

  • 2013 Bachelor of Architecture

    Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Working Experiences Timeline

  • Sep 2019 – present Head of Department of Architecture and Planning Theory

    Faculty of Architecture, Mien Trung University of Civil Engineering, Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen, Vietnam.

  • Oct 2013 – Aug 2014 Vice Chair

    Faculty of Architecture, Mien Trung University of Civil Engineering, Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen, Vietnam.

  • Oct 2003 – Mar 2010 Lecturer

    Nong Lam University Department of Landscaping and Environmental Horticulture Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

  • Apr 2008 & Nov 2008 Visiting Lecturer

    Can Tho University Department of Horticulture and Landscape Can Tho, Vietnam.

  • Nov 17 – 22, 2008 Visiting Lecturer

    Hanoi University of Agriculture Department of Horticulture and Landscape Ha Noi, Vietnam.

  • Jan - Jun 2008 Visiting Lecturer

    Nhan Dao Vocational school Department of Architectural Graphic Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

  • Sep-Dec 2015 & Sep-Dec 2016 Teaching Assistant

    University at Buffalo Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

  • Feb – Jul 2016 Research Assistant

    University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Data analysis for the Dean’s Office.

  • Sep 2009 – present Land Use Planning and Landscape Design Consultant

    Hoang Huy Company Limited, Tuy Hoa city, Phu Yen province, Vietnam.

  • Jun 2007 – Aug 2008 Planning Consultant and Architect

    Arcasia Company Limited, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

  • 2006 - 2007 Architect – Collaborator

    Green Sight Joint-stock company, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

  • 2005 - 2006 Architect – Collaborator

    Kien Son Company Limited, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

  • 2003 - 2005 Architect – Collaborator

    Ky Nghe Company Limited, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam .

Textbooks and instruction documents:

  • Nguyen Thi Khanh Trang, Le Dam Ngoc Tu. 2014. The principles of architectural design. Faculty of Architecture, Central University of Construction, for internal circulation only.
  • Le Dam Ngoc Tu. 2012. Urban construction planning. Faculty of Architecture, Central University of Construction, for internal circulation only.
  • Le Dam Ngoc Tu. 2010. Instructions for Plan II – Managing a Landscape project. Faculty of Agriculture, Hanoi University of Agriculture, for internal circulation only.
  • Le Dam Ngoc Tu. 2009. The principles of landscape design. Faculty of Agriculture, Hanoi University of Agriculture, for internal circulation only.
  • Le Dam Ngoc Tu. 2006. Landscape architecture. Department of Landscaping and Environmental Horticulture, Nong Lam University, for internal circulation only.

Refereed Journal Articles:
  • Van Long, N., Cheng, Y., & Le, T. D. N. (2020). Flood-resilient urban design based on the indigenous landscape in the city of Can Tho, Vietnam. Urban Ecosystems. doi: 10.1007/s11252-020-00941-3
  • Le Dam Ngoc Tu, & Trinh Tien Dung. (2020). Interior architecture education towards sustainable development. Architectural Journal, VIAr, Ministry of Construction, 228, 78 - 81.
  • Le Dam Ngoc Tu. (2019). Typologies and influence trends of innovation spaces. Architecture Magazine of Vietnam Association of Architects, 293 - 09/2019, 27 - 31.
  • Le, T. D. N. (2019). Climate change adaptation in coastal cities of developing countries: characterizing types of vulnerability and adaptation options. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. doi: 10.1007/s11027-019-09888-z.
  • Le Dam Ngoc Tu. 2010. Suoi Tien park: Issues of Symbols – Philosophy and Architecture. Architectural magazine No.184-08-2010, Vietnamese Architects Association, page 102-105.

Book Reviews
  • Dam Ngoc Le, T. (2017). Planning ideas that matter: Livability, territoriality, governance, and reflective praDevelopment, 48(4), 598-599. doi:10.1080/15575330.2017.1342374

Other Publications:
  • Le Dam Ngoc Tu. 2015. Strengthening practical approach in the curriculum of architecture program University of Civil Engineering. Conference proceedings on Architecture of the Southern Central region of Vietnam: Preservation, Integration, and Development. January 31, 2015.

Academic Activities:
  • Conference presenter, Theoretical frameworks in climate change adaptation planning: A comparative case studies in coastal cities of developing countries, ACSP 2018, Buffalo, NY, USA, Oct 25 – 28, 2018
  • Conference presenter, Climate change adaptation in coastal cities of developing countries: An examination of municipal climate action plans, Tenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Response, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, April 20-21, 2018
  • Conference presenter, Assessing Walking Accessibility to Public Parks in the city of Buffalo, the 25th International Conference on Geoinformatics, Buffalo, NY, August 2-4, 2017.


Experience


Principal researcher Project title: Land-use planning for the year 2020 for Dong Hoa District, Phu Yen province, VN Funding source: People’s committee of Dong Hoa District.

Principal researcher Project title: Adjusting land-use planning to 2020 and making a plan for land use from 2011 to 2015, Tuy Hoa city, Phu Yen province, VN. Funding source: Department of Environment and Resources, Phu Yen Province, Vietnam.

Principal researcher Project title: Adjusting land-use planning to 2020 and making a plan for land use from 2011 to 2015, Tuy An district, Phu Yen province, VN. Funding source: Department of Environment and Resources, Phu Yen Province, Vietnam.

Co-principal researcher Project title: Land-use planning to 2020 and making a plan for land use from 2011 to 2015, Song Cau town, Phu Yen province, VN. Funding source: Department of Environment and Resources, Phu Yen Province, Vietnam.

Co-principal researcher Project title: Land-use planning to 2020 and making a plan for land use from 2011 to 2015, Tay Hoa District, Phu Yen province, VN. Funding source: Department of Environment and Resources, Phu Yen Province, Vietnam.


Experience


Consolation Prize of practitioners in the Competition on “Designing resilient houses – sustainable communities with climate change in the coastal areas” hold by UNDP, Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Scholarship award of Vietnamese government for Doctoral Study awarded.

Award of the highest average GPA academic achievement, Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, Vietnam awarded.

Second Prize of the competition of Designing Nguyen Hue Flower Street.

A representative of Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture to participate in the first Vietnamese Architectural Summer School hold by the Vietnamese Architects Association and German Academic Exchange Service.

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