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A Market Without the 'Right' Property Rights
While Vietnam's reforms provided some of the weakest legal private property rights amongst the transitions countries, cities like Ho Chi Minh City have booming domestic real estate markets.Expand
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North versus South: The Impact of Social Norms in the Market Pricing of Private Property Rights in Vietnam
Despite a centralized political system, country-wide legal reforms, and similar high housing demand pressures, property rights have evolved differently in Vietnam’s two leading cities, Hanoi and HoExpand
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Sidewalk City: Remapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City
For most, the term "public space" conjures up images of large, open areas where people congregate, socialize, and exchange thoughts and goods: the ancient Greek agora; modern town community centers;Expand
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Critical cartography 2.0: From “participatory mapping” to authored visualizations of power and people
This article reviews the state of “critical cartography” which is being experimented with exuberance in a number of disciplines and arenas: geographers, community development activists, artists, andExpand
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Unimaginable Change
Problem: Planning aspires to intervene and make positive change. However, our ideas about how to create institutional reform need to be revisited because they do not fully account for the changes weExpand
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The extreme primacy of location: Beijing's underground rental housing market
This article analyzes Beijing's subterranean housing market within the context of the city's larger housing supply system. The emergence of this widespread market of rooms for rent in bomb sheltersExpand
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The Evolution of The Institutional Approach in Planning
  • A. Kim
  • Political Science
  • 23 April 2012
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Learning to be Capitalists: Entrepreneurs in Vietnam's Transition Economy
Given the overwhelming number of ineffective economic reform policies and programs, a central question for international development concerns how significant economic change happens. In the midst ofExpand
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Talking Back: The Role of Narrative in Vietnam’s Recent Land Compensation Changes
  • A. Kim
  • Economics
  • 1 February 2011
As in other rapidly growing economies, Vietnam’s urban land development has been a source of social conflict as those who are relocated contest the distribution of economic gains. More recently, theExpand
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