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Youth-friendly public spaces in Hanoi

Boudreau, Julie-Anne; Charton, Laurence; Geertman, Stephanie; Labbé, Danielle; Hien, Pham Thi Thanh; Anh, Dang Nguyen (2015). Youth-friendly public spaces in Hanoi INRS; Ios-VASS; HealthBridge, Montréal; Hanoi.

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This project brings together Canadian and Vietnamese researchers and an NGO to examine the provision and use of formally-designed public spaces in Hanoi in relation to the use, needs, and aspirations of youths aged 18-25 years old. In this research, we have described the evolution of public spaces since the year 2000 (in terms of overall spatial distribution, available areas, quality, and usage) and explored some of the driving forces behind these changes. We have also analyzed how a variety of youth users (male, female, couples, groups) access, use, and relate to public parks and gardens in the Vietnamese capital city. The research relied on a mixed-method approach. This includes qualitative case studies of three parks respectively located in the inner city (Lenin Memorial Park), a new suburban area (the 34T Plaza of Trung Hòa Nhân Chính) and the outer edge of the city (Hòa Bình Park). It also includes a geographic information system (GIS) mapping of geographic data about the evolution of the city’s parks, public gardens and bodies of water, and the quantitative analysis of survey data on public space’s accessibility and “publicness.”

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Mots-clés libres: youth development; public spaces; Vietnam; Hanoi; city;
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 04 août 2016 20:16
Dernière modification: 04 août 2016 20:16
URI: http://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/4470

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