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NoemiDori Nguyen - Urban PlannerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dori is an urban planner with a diverse skillset and range of interests. Her background in sociocultural anthropology leads her approach to equitable, inclusive and holistic planning, especially in resource-limited environments. Equipped with technical (GIS, design, surveying) and academic and experiential knowledge (climate change, disaster risk resilience, agriculture, WASH), she excels best in multi-faceted and challenging contexts.

Her projects include conducting GIS suitability analyses for IDP camp locations in post-earthquake Haiti, drafting content for Ghana’s first National Sanitation Standards, and rehabilitating public spaces in Nepal. She has designed, written and implemented projects in varied areas such as women’s economic empowerment, compost farming, and post-disaster redevelopment.

Professional Skills:

  • LEED Green Associate
  • ArcGIS
  • SketchUp
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop

Language Skills: English, French, Vietnamese

Previous Clients:

Sankhu Reconstruction Society, Urban Planner
Design of Sankhu Community Vision + Interim Plan, including stakeholder mapping, identification of methodologies and project development

UN-Habitat, Urban Planning Consultant
Research and develop proposal on post-disaster preservation and reconstruction planning in Bungamati Successful proposal on public space rehabilitation currently under implementation

Re-Cycle, Project Manager
Co-designed and produced renderings for shipping container retrofit from storage to bicycle workshop Managed materials and labor sourcing and construction; gained recognition from national leaders