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Event Date Tue Jun 29 +07 (4 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon Jun 28 11:00pm - Tue Jun 29 12:15am
Location Webinar
Region APAC

Over the past 30 years, Vietnam has undergone a significant level of urbanization. New real estate projects have transformed the urban landscape in many towns and cities across the country. However, they have also presented urban planners with new challenges. Focusing on Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Binh Duong Province, this webinar examines the ways housing typologies, real estate investment and urban policy intersect with the social and morphological aspects of urbanization in these two urban centres. The talk will first discuss the diversity of housing typologies in the region and how they emerged. Using the case studies of Phu My Hung, Thu Thiem and Phu Nhuan, the talk will juxtapose the development of New Urban Areas (NUAs) with that of the more established “ordinary” neighbourhoods and their impacts on HCMC’s urban development. Finally, the webinar will look into how Binh Duong authorities set priorities in their policies on housing development in the province’s NUAs and how investments into these NUAs contribute to the development of the HCMC megapolitan region.


2021 Speakers

Erik Harms
Chair of the Council, Southeast Asian Studies, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Yale University

Pham Thai Son
Senior Lecturer in Urban Economics, Vietnamese-German University (VGU), Binh Duong, Vietnam