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Urban management confronts various challenges posed by the escalating urbanization process unfolding throughout the entire nation. These challenges encompass population and housing issues, environmental governance, administrative management, and social security. In order to attain equilibrium amidst these issues, urban areas necessitate an adept workforce equipped with interdisciplinary knowledge to effectively address the multifaceted concerns encountered in urban settings. This paper concentrates on a comprehensive analysis of the prevailing state of competency fulfillment and the requisites for human resources in the domain of state administration related to urban areas in Ho Chi Minh City. The findings reveal that the existing human resource pool engaged in urban management in Ho Chi Minh City exhibits a commendable level of proficiency. However, ongoing self-training and advanced professional development remain indispensable for meeting occupational demands. There persists a scarcity of human resources in certain specialized sectors. Subsequently, given the swift evolution of the urban landscape encompassing socio-economic development, spatial expansion, and urban infrastructure, Ho Chi Minh City necessitates a substantial workforce for proficient urban management in the coming years. To foster professional management practices and yield optimal outcomes, it is imperative to formulate a specialized Urban Management curriculum catering to the distinctive requirements of Ho Chi Minh City, providing a steady stream of capable human resources for urban management endeavors in Ho Chi Minh City and the neighboring southern provinces and cities.

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Issue: Vol 2024 No Online First (2024): Online First
Page No.: In press
Published: Mar 31, 2024
Section: Research Article - Social Sciences

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Phạm, H., Trương, T., & Le, H. (2024). Human resources for urban administration at state management agencies in Ho Chi Minh City: Imperatives and solutions. VNUHCM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2024(Online First), In press. Retrieved from

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