urban - environment

Impact of urbanization of a small town on its hinterlands: Perceptions of households in the hinterlands of Vang Vieng, Lao PDR

This research aimed to study the perceived impact of the urbanization of a small town on its hinterlands by choosing Vang Vieng in Lao PDR as a case study. A questionnaire survey was conducted with 315 households in 12 villages surrounding the town. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, mean ranking and multiple regression analysis. The research found that the top ten most negative kinds of impact centered on environmental problems.