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Tu Dam Ngoc Le

Position

Research Fellow


Cluster

Regional & Urban Policy (RUP)


Mail

tudamngo@buffalo.edu


Summary

Tu Dam Ngoc Le holds a master’s degree and a bachelor in architecture from the University of Architecture of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 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. Currently, as a Ph.D. candidate in the University at Buffalo, 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.

Research Interest

Climate change adaptation for coastal cities of developing countries.

Education
Year Experience
Expected 2019

Ph.D., Urban Planning, University at Buffalo The State University of New York, 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
Year Experience
2016

Research Assistant, University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Urban Planning

2015 - 2016

Teaching Assistant, University at Buffalo Department of Urban and Regional Planning

2008

Visiting Lecturer, Can Tho University Department of Horticulture and Landscape.

2008

Visiting Lecturer, Hanoi University of Agriculture Department of Horticulture and Landscape.

2008

Visiting Lecturer, Nhan Dao Vocational school Department of Architectural Graphic.

2003 - 2010

Lecturer, Nong Lam University Department of Landscaping and Environmental Horticulture

2010 - 2014

Lecturer, Mien Trung University of Civil Engineering Faculty of Architecture

2013 - 2014

Vice Chair of Faculty, Mien Trung University of Civil Engineering Faculty of Architecture

Additioanl Experience

Certification of achievement, 2001, the two-week workshop “Building communities: The informal settlement in Ho Chi Minh City,” Asian Coalition for Housing Rights, Environment and Development Action in the Third World and the University of Architecture of HCMC.

Publications
    • 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:

    • 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.

    • Forthcoming Articles:

    • Long Nguyen Van, C. Yuning, N.T. Le Dam. 2018. City Profile: Can Tho Urban Landscape. (under review)
    • Tu D. N. Le, Ninuk D. A. Setyowati, & R. Wimbardana. 2017. Assessing Walking Accessibility to Public Parks in the city of Buffalo (presented at the 25th International Conference on Geoinformatics, August 2-4, 2017, Buffalo, NY)
    • Le, Tu Dam Ngoc. 2016. Adapt to Climate Change for the Central Coastal Region of Vietnam.
    • Le, Tu Dam Ngoc. 2016. Land use Change in Phu Yen province, Vietnam: a multi-model analysis of socioeconomic and geographical characteristics effects.

Grant Support
  • Co-principal researcher, 2013 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.
  • Co-principal researcher, 2012 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.
  • Principal researcher, 2013 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.
  • Principal researcher, 2012 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

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Scholarship award of Vietnamese government for Doctoral Study
  • 2014 Best faculty award for the 2013 – 2014 academic year, Central University of Construction
  • 2014 Second Prize of the Contest of Excellent Teacher in the 2013-2014 academic year University of Construction.
  • 2008 Award of the highest average GPA academic achievement Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, Vietnam
  • 2007 Second Prize of the competition of Designing Nguyen Hue Flower Street
  • 2008 Representative of Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture to participate the first Vietnamese Architectural Summer School, Ha Noi, Vietnam the Vietnamese Architects Association and German Academic Exchange Service