Sustainable Urban Tourism

Working for low carbon initiatives

About Research Partners

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

For fifty years, AIT has been serving as a regional hub for higher education and research in natural sciences, engineering & technology, management and societal development, corresponding to the environmental, economic and cultural dimension of sustainable development. Low carbon issues and its promotion (technology and policy) is an important focus area of training and research at AIT. Earlier, AIT has been the  regional anchor institution for the Urban Management Program of UN-Habitat for the Asia-Pacific. AIT has also been a knowledge management center for the Sustainable Cities Program of UN-Habitat. AIT has been coordinating Asian Regional Research program on Energy, Environment and Climate, Asian Regional Research program on Environmental Technologies, Renewable Energy Technologies in Asia- A regional research and dissemination program, and Southeast Asia – Urban Environmental Management Applications program.

Hue City, Vietnam

Hue City

Boundary of Hue City

Hue is the capital city of Thua Thien Hue province. The city covers 70.99 km2 of land and is located in central Vietnam on the banks of the Perfume River. It is about 700 km south of the national capital of Hanoi. Hue is best known for its historical monuments, greeneries and variety of sites of outstanding natural beauty. The city has twice received UNESCO accreditation, once when its royal citadel complex was recognized as a world cultural heritage site in 1993, and again for Nha Nhac – Royal Court Music, which was listed as a traditional intangible heritage in 2003

Chiang Mai City, Thailand

Boundary of Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a second largest city in Thailand after Bangkok. It covers an area 40.216 km2 land and located 700 km north of Bangkok. Among the highest mountain in the country, the city is on the Ping River, a major tributary of the Chao Phraya River. It is also a well-known historical city with rich cultural heritage and environmental amenities. In the last ten years, Chiang Mai’s economy has grown continuously, largely driven by the commercial sector and tourism industry.

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