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42 percent of urban Vietnamese kids are overweight: study

42 percent of children in Vietnam’s urban areas are overweight and/or obese, compared to 35 percent in rural areas, a recent study found.

Vietnam to make land administration transparent with public website

Minister of Construction Pham Hong Ha says an online portal would be set up this year to provide urban planning ...

Graffiti deface Da Nang streets, annoy authorities

One city official has urged the public to report vandals as they have targetted many parts of the city, including government offices.
May 01, 2019 | 03:54 pm GMT+7

YouTuber discovers Hanoi’s hidden charms amidst mundane daily life

Tahiana Ra remains alert to the raw, simple energy that drives the bustling lives of Hanoi residents day in, day out.
April 06, 2019 | 12:12 pm GMT+7

Exploring a few 'urban caves' in Vietnam's capital city

Off Hanoi's broad roads lie narrow alleys that get no sunlight, but life hustles and bustles in these dark spaces.
September 04, 2018 | 11:20 am GMT+7

Reverse migration? Pollution in India's cities draws residents back to rural life

City pollution has triggered a reverse migration trend in India - from the city to the countryside.
November 20, 2017 | 09:21 am GMT+7

Cities make for healthier, happier people - report

Contrary to popular belief, busy city centers beat suburban living when it comes to human wellbeing, as socializing and walking make for happier, healthier people.
October 06, 2017 | 10:38 am GMT+7

Film screening: Development failures and challenges

Short documentaries on housing failures and challenges facing developing countries.
September 22, 2017 | 11:22 am GMT+7

Film screening: The Human scale

With follow-up discussions on urban sociology. 
September 22, 2017 | 11:03 am GMT+7

Saigon is sinking: Land subsidence an alarming issue in southern Vietnam - expert

Sinking land has been blamed on excessive extraction of groundwater, as well as rapid urbanization.
April 24, 2017 | 09:03 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's imperial city to keep lights on for tourists

City officials hope that keeping street, park and business lights on will brighten the city's image.
February 10, 2017 | 09:43 am GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City needs 400 new street names

Otherwise, taxi drivers will have a tough time finding their customers.
November 10, 2016 | 04:19 pm GMT+7
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