Teaching Climate Change and Sustainability in Vietnam by Deland Chan

In the Beijing International Urbanization studio, we used the Urban Observations Notebook to observe the city through the eyes of urban planners. I asked myself, “Can I bring this program to Vietnam, my home country?” A year later, with the help of Stanford Earth Systems and Urban Studies professors, I developed an interdisciplinary environmental education curriculum for Vietnamese high school students. During two weeks, we learned the fundamentals of climate change, ways and tools to vision a human-centric city, and immersive field work.

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