Phan N Duy

Phan N Duy

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Duy is undertaking research related to flooding in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), a coastal city in Vietnam. A combination of qualitative and quantitative methods are used to investigate the relationship between flooding vulnerability and urbanization progress, especially in emerging districts where transport is always the corner-stone of social-economic development. The research explores to what extend floods affect urban activities in terms of transportation. To improve urban resilience, the research aims to propose a conceptual model of resilient transport system to mitigate potential impacts by extreme floods based on some particular scenarios.


  • Bachelor of Architecture, Urban planner
  • MSC in Construction Project Management


Duy previously studied the architectural degree at HCMC University of Architecture in Vietnam before obtaining the master degree at The University of The West of England, Bristol - UK.

Postgraduate supervision

PhD title  Resilient Transport System for Coastal Cities to Mitigate Flooding Hazards: A Case Study in Vietnam

Supervisors  Professor Miles Tight, Dr Lee Chapman


Research interests

  • Urban spatial planning and design
  • Adaptation to climate changes
  • Urban resilience: theory and application
  • GIS application

Other activities

Duy has worked in architectural design and urban planning for 10 years, and he has been a project tutor and lecturer assistant of Urban planning department of HCMC University of Architecture. He is also a member of Architectural Association of Ho Chi Minh City, and Vietnamese Urban Planning and Development Association of Vietnam.