Publications on youth and public spaces from TRYHANOI team members


2 agosto 2019

In continuation of the previous outcomes from Tryspaces project, the research team from the National University of Civil Engineering is preparing for the publications that both deal with youth and public space in Hanoi.

The first publication will be «Identifying and Assessing the Attractiveness of Public Spaces for the Youth as a Key Factor to Help Establish Social Sustainability – Case Studies from Hanoi»

Authors: Nguyen Quang Minh, Doan The Trung, Ta Quynh Hoa, Nguyen Manh Tri, Phan Tien Hau, Chu Ngoc Huyen and Pham Thi Thanh Hien
Summary: Social contact, communication and interaction often take place in public spaces. Thus, if well planned and designed, they will help connect people, establish social sustainability and make a city friendlier as well as more liveable. Hanoi is developing quickly and modernising vigorously its spatial structure. As a consequence, the city is becoming more densely constructed, public spaces are largely occupied and social relations have been immensely influenced. Over the past ten years, there have been numerous problems with public spaces for Hanoi city authority to deal with in terms of both quantity and quality. Therefore, the authors have chosen to explore (and evaluate) the attractiveness of urban spaces for the youth based on a number of properties, such as diversity, accessibility, flexibility, frequency and quality of activities organised) with 94 sites systematically surveyed in five wards: Phuc Tan, Truong Dinh, My Dinh 1, Thuy Phuong and Sai Dong, which are quite different, not only in levels of urbanisation but also in patterns of (and design concepts for) public places. The initial findings should then be discussed and targeted at a more socially sustainable city.
Aiming to publish in ICSCEA 2019 conference proceedings (Springer and Scopus-indexed).
(International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering and Architecture) hosted by Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology on 24 to 26 October 2019.

The second publication will be «Evaluating public spaces in the peri-urban areas of Hanoi in the urbanization process (from 2008 up to now). Comparative studies in three new wards of Hanoi (Vietnam)»

Authors: Ta Quynh Hoa, Nguyen Quang Minh, Doan The Trung, Nguyen Manh Tri, Dinh Thi Dieu, Chu Ngoc Huyen and Phan Tien Hau
Summary: Public spaces play an important role in urban social life and have a forceful impact on the quality of life for residents. However, one of the critical issues nowadays is that the quantity and quality of public spaces fail to meet the demand and have not yet been properly developed in the current rapid urbanization in an emerging country like Vietnam. In Hanoi’s peri-urban areas, where a strong spatial transition and socio-demographic changes can be noted, examining and evaluating public spaces as well as re-conceptualizing public spaces for people are essential. The paper aims to clarify the definition of public spaces in the context of Vietnam and to analyze various patterns of public spaces in peri-urban wards of Hanoi city. The paper focuses on the typology of public spaces in the selected wards and evaluates the quantity and quality of public spaces in these areas. With some of the most significant theoretical studies and outstanding practical projects to be systematized, the authors establish a set of indicators to assess the quality of public spaces in peri-urban areas in accordance with the Vietnamese context including accessibility, comfort, meaningful activities, safety and inclusiveness. The public spaces in three peri-urban wards of My Dinh, Thuy Phuong and Sai Dong are analyzed and assessed by means of on-site observations and questionnaire surveys. A number of recommendations will be made on the basis of survey outcomes, so that city planners, urban designers and project managers can improve the quality of public spaces towards sustainable development.
Aiming to publish in AUC 2019 conference proceedings (Springer and Scopus-indexed).
(International Conference on Urban Future: Critical Transformations in Asian Cities) hosted by Vietnamese – German University on 27 to 30 November 2019.