INTEGRATION OF LANDSLIDE SUSCEPTIBILITY INTO LAND USE PLANNING (LUP) IN MAI CHAU DISTRICT, HOA BINH PROVINCE, VIET NAM
Land Use Planning (LUP) plays the vital role in social economic development, especially in land use. Therefore, improving quality of LUP is of great concern in Viet Nam, especially in regions that are influenced by climate change. The objectives of the research were to answer the following questions: (1) How to integrate landslide susceptibility into LUP? and (2) What benefit from the integration do the local people get? GIS applications were used to carry out the research in Mai Chau District. The results show that 6.30% area of the district was estimated as lowly suitable or unsuitable for some land use types proposed in LUP. If the integration was conducted in 2000, some land use types would be changed to others that were more suitable in comparison with actual land use types in the areas of high landslide susceptibility.