Science & Technology Development Journal - Social Sciences & Humanities 2020-02-18T13:03:14+00:00 Hoang Ngoc Minh Chau Open Journal Systems Some issues about smart cities and the application to Ho Chi Minh city 2020-02-18T13:03:14+00:00 Vo Van Sen Vo Phuc Toan <p>Nowadays, more than 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. In the time when humans are beings facing the pressure of population explosion and climate change, technology was a key to solve the problems of modern cities. Many models of cities have been chosen to develop cities in the world such as green cities, global cities, livable cities… Born from the 1990s and becoming more and more popular since 2010, smart cities have been the most chosen development model of cities in the world. And Barcelona, Seoul, Singapore were successful cases which transformed into smart cities. Similarly, as the largest economic hub of Viet Nam, Ho Chi Minh City encounters serious challenges of socio-economic transformations, climate change; thus, it needs a new growth model. In Nov. 2017, Ho Chi Minh City promulgated the plans for the transformation towards a smart city soon in the 2017-2020 period and with a vision to 2025. This paper aims to analyze issues about smart cities, lessons from prosperous cities in the process of building a smart city and of applying the lessons to the case of Ho Chi Minh City.</p> 2020-01-19T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Risk – coping strategies of undocumented workers: Case study of Vietnamese migrants to Thailand 2020-02-18T13:03:13+00:00 Nguyen Xuan Anh <p>Sofar, studies on labour migration in Vietnam have often focused on domestic migration, international migration, refugee migration, force migration; ignored the cross – border undocumented migration. At the North Central Coast provinces: Ha Tinh, Nghe An, many rural workers always choose Thailand as the destination because of convenience transport and seeking job easily. However, the lack of supplying labour official or contract papers legally, they often faced to risks and uncertainties. This paper aims to provide an analysis of these undocumented migration flows from Vietnam to Thailand by indepth interview and participant observation methods. The main issues in this article include: (1) describes the risks of Vietnamese workers through employment, housing, legal status in Thailand and (2) analysis the coping – risk strategies of Vietnamese workers in Thailand. Inside these, express on the renewal and completion of visa such as a special trick helps them respond to risky types. Finally, the article contributes to the development of new research directions on policies for these undocumented migrant workers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2020-01-20T22:21:20+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##