Comparison of the Urban Villages in Kunming City of China and those in Hanoi City in Vietnam

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Our study explores the dual urban and rural characteristics and interface of public and private spaces of urban villages in Kunming city in China and those in Hanoi City in Vietnam which provided new opportunities and constraints when communities actively engaged with urban life. Two case studies in Kunming, Southwest China and two case studies in Hanoi are analysed using concepts of the interface between the urban and the rural in peri-urban studies and interface between private and public space. The study demonstrates the transition processes between rural and urban in those particular regions which highlights the both similar and different relationships between villagers and their surrounding built environment, including the hybrid urban and rural functions of living and work spaces in urban villages, the flexible usage of the private and public spaces. It is argued that both cities retained their distinctiveness and some common features when they were integrated into urbanization process and the relationships between villagers and surrounding built environment will be constantly appropriated and reinvented.
Period22 Nov 2019
Event titleThe 7th Sustainable and Creative Villages Research Network – Southwest China Symposium and the 4th CSCEC Cup Western 5+2 Biennale exhibition of environmental art design: Preservation and development in rural villages; Diversity, Mutualism
Event typeConference
Conference number4
LocationKunming, ChinaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational