Category Archives: English

Tháng Mười Một 25

Cholon: a key area for the bright future of Ho Chi Minh City

Vicente Carbona[i] The future is bright and prosperous for Ho Chi Minh if it follows a balanced development path. A key instrument for the realisation of such goal is the implementation of the Master Plan 2025, which aims to make Ho Chi Minh City a world-class service centre and added-value industrial hub in the South-East […]

Tháng Tám 27

“Informal Planning”

One of the key challenges for urban planners in Vietnam’s major cities lies in understanding and addressing the fundamental gaps between plan and reality. In my research, I have come across planners who speak of planning in Vietnam as a backwards process–where developments start with an assessment of opportunity rather than an assessment of need, […]