Hà Nội, a Metropolis in the Making, The Breakdown in Urban Integration of Villages
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Hà Nội, a Metropolis in the Making

The Breakdown in Urban Integration of Villages

IRD Éditions

Atlas et cartes

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Built on 'the bend in the Red River', Hà Nội is among Southeast Asia's most
ancient capitals. Over the centuries, it took shape in part from a dense
substratum of villages. With the economic liberalisation of the 1980s, it
encountered several obstacles to its expansion: absence of a real land market,
high population densities, the government's food self-suffciency policy that
limits expropriations of land and the water management constraints of this
very vulnerable delta. Since the beginning of the new millennium, the change
in speed brought about by the state and by property developers in the
construction and urban planning of the province-capital poses the problem of
integration of in situ urbanised villages, the importance of preserving a
green belt around Hà Nội and the necessity of protection from flooding. The
harmonious fusion of city and countryside, which has always constituted the
Red River Delta's defining feature, appears to be in jeopardy. Working from a
rich body of maps and field studies, this collective work reveals how this
grass-roots urbanisation encounters 'top-down' urbanisation, or
metropolisation. By combining a variety of disciplinary approaches on several
different scales, through a study of spatial issues and social dynamics, this
atlas not only enables the reader to gauge the impact of major projects on the
lives of villages integrated into the city's fabric but also to re-establish
the peri-urban village stratum as a fully-fledged actor in the diversity of
this emerging metropolis.
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