River Cities Network

About RMIT Vietnam and River Cities Network

In September 2022, RMIT Vietnam joined River Cities Network (RCN). RCN is a multi-sited working group under the Urban Knowledge Network Asia at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), established to pursue action research on the river-city nexus in different parts of the world.

The river-city nexus provides a lens through which to critically analyse relationships between human settlements and rivers over time, as well as a platform to engage in collective action to revitalise local river ecosystems and the communities adjacent to these rivers.

Work packages

These work packages constitute the contribution of RMIT Vietnam towards River Cities Network and its work in Vietnam. 


This multi-stakeholder research initiative addresses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through SDG8, SDG11, SDG14 and SDG17.

Decent work and economic growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Life below water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Our team

Prof Robert McClelland

Dean of The Business School - Principal Investigator

Dr Duc Trinh Tran

The Business School Research Fellow - Local Investigator

Dr Catherine Earl

School of Communication and Design - Lead of Work package 1 - River Biographies

Dr Andrew Stiff

School of Communication and Design - Lead of Work package 2 - Mapping

Dr Nuno da Costa Cardoso Dantas Ribeiro

The Business School - Lead of Work package 3 - Revitalisation

Vietnamese boats anchoring by the river

Connect with us

For more information, you can contact the River Cities Network team at river.cities@rmit.edu.vn.