Economic growth and rapid urbanization have led in recent years to degradation of the environmental situation in the urban centers of Vietnam. The City of Da Nang with its current population of approximately 875,000 inhabitants is no exception in this respect. GTZ is likely to enhance the implementation of its environmental urban agenda in an integrated manner, especially in relation to public transport and land use integration. A thorough analysis of the different needs and expectations of the male and female target population and staff  of intermediaries/ lead implementing agencies (at administrative up to management level) is instrumental for the success of every development cooperation intervention. Determining those differing needs and expectations will be one main objective of the research with particular regards to gender-sensitive land use planning, environmental impact and awareness and transportation.