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Sidewalks and traffic: a false trade-off

When I was writing my book "Hanoi Promenade," I often wondered what makes the city so special, so attaching.

Da Nang to plant trees, become ‘city in a garden’

Da Nang should plant more trees and designate more public spaces to make it ‘a city in a garden,’ a city legislator says.

Saigon to install cameras to enhance security in central parks

People have been shooting drugs, cooking, showering and sleeping in parks outside Ben Thanh Market and the Independence Palace.
March 18, 2018 | 04:35 pm GMT+7

HCMC rejects proposal for car parking lots to save parks

The smart parking lots which can hold up to 500 cars are feared to take up too much public space in the downtown.
December 30, 2017 | 05:35 pm GMT+7

To make sense of Hanoi, go to its parks

As cities expand, social bonds weaken. However in Hanoi, parks and lakes have somehow become precious gathering points that keep the city from drifting apart. Simply put, they are part of what makes Hanoi so... Hanoian.
May 19, 2016 | 11:50 pm GMT+7
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