Monday, 23 October 2017 08:40

Urban Beautification

As Hanoi’s urban sprawl spreads its tentacles, a new project is under way to counteract the ugliness of development; the planting of one million trees. But will it make a difference?

Published in The Stories
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 12:02

What’s a City?

What makes a place a city? Is a city a collection of roads and buildings or the area within a line drawn on a map?

Published in Know Your City
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 18:10

Renovating Ho Chi Minh City

In Ho Chi Minh City, as in many developing cities, there are those who support new development and those who support preservation. These two approaches are often characterised by their opponents as either destructive or nostalgic.

Published in Know Your City
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:38

The Sustainable City

In this modern era we assume that our cities will endure forever, despite evidence of past cities and civilisations that have imploded or vanished.

Published in Know Your City
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 04:54

Urban Planning and City Expansion

Ecopark in Hanoi

The transformation of Hanoi from sleepy hollow into modern megacity is well and truly underway. But the decisions being made are often informal and spontaneous.

Published in The Big Story
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 18:10

Living Space

Vinhomes Central Park in Ho Chi Minh City

As modern Vietnam moves to a Korean or Singaporean style of apartment living, questions of how this will affect feelings of community remain unanswered.

Published in The Big Story
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 07:03

Ed Haysom

Photo by Bao Zoan

An architect and an urban planner, Ed Haysom is involved first-hand in the creation of residential and non-residential projects in Vietnam. Photo by Bao Zoan

Published in The Final Say
Monday, 01 September 2014 20:00

The 5 Stages of Vietnamese Architecture

With all the change, destruction and reconstruction, there is a sense that Vietnam’s architectural traditions are being lost.

Published in The Big Story
Friday, 22 August 2014 00:06

The Last Call: Melissa Merryweather

An architect and a consultant, through Green Consult Asia Melissa Merryweather is at the forefront of promoting sustainable architecture and urban planning in Vietnam. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

Published in Last Call
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 05:46

Green Architecture & Greener Cities

“I disagree when people say Vietnam is not green,” says Phillipe Perruchot, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design architect for Greenspace Property in Vietnam.

Published in Features

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