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
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 05:49

Can Saigon Become a Liveable City?

There is intense competition among cities throughout the world for investment, which in turn means wealth for those cities.

Published in Know Your City
Thursday, 02 June 2016 06:29

The Alleyways

The word alley is more than 600 years old, owing its origin to the Old French word alee, meaning ‘walking or passage,’ and its medieval equivalent aler, or ‘go’ (today aler is spelt aller). The alleyway network in Ho Chi Minh City was introduced as a practical way of delivering goods and people to buildings away from the main streets.

Published in Know Your City
Saturday, 07 May 2016 08:35

New Uses for Old Spaces

Cities, like organisms, are constantly in the process of change; growing, dying, regenerating and degenerating.

Published in Know Your City
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 06:19

The Accidental Boulevard

Nguyen Hue in the late 19th century when it was still a canal

Nguyen Hue, one of the most successful military commanders in Vietnamese history, and an emperor of the Tan Son Dynasty, has a major street in almost every Vietnamese city named after him. Yet the one in Ho Chi Minh City is perhaps the best known.

Published in Know Your City
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