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Dr. Nguyen Thi Dieu Huong

Hanoi Architectural University

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Dr. Nguyen Thi Dieu Huong is a distinguished lecturer in the Faculty of Urban and Rural Planning at Hanoi Architectural University (HAU). She has a rich educational background, beginning with her Diploma in Urban and Rural Planning from HAU, achieved between 1999 and 2004. She furthered her studies at the same university, obtaining a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning in September 2010. Dr. Huong’s academic journey culminated in a Ph.D. in Regional and Urban Planning, attained in September 2019, with her thesis focusing on integrating traditional culture into the spatial organization of urban parks, particularly in the Tay Bac Urban Area of Bac Ninh.
Since 2005, Dr. Huong has been imparting her knowledge and expertise at HAU. Her research interests lie in urban planning, urban design, the history of urban development, and the conservation of urban heritage. These topics also encompass her teaching and supervisory roles, where she focuses on urban planning and design, the history of urban development, and urban heritage conservation.
Dr. Huong has made notable professional contributions to the field. She participated in the Ford project, which involved the renovation design of Thong Nhat Park. She was involved in compiling an Urban Design reference and worked on a ministry-level project that guided the formulation of construction planning for specific functional areas. Furthermore, she proposed integrating climate change adaptation topics into undergraduate and postgraduate education. Dr. Huong also contributed to a project assessing the current situation and proposing solutions for organizing landscape architecture in public gardens within Hanoi’s historic inner city, emphasizing community participation.
As an active member of both the Vietnam Urban Planning and Development Association and the Vietnam Architect Association, Dr. Nguyen Thi Dieu Huong continues to contribute significantly to the fields of urban and rural planning, both academically and professionally.

Paper Abstract

Place elements in Urban design public gardens in Hanoi historical inner city toward sustainable development

The place values-“place identity” combines many factors, including spatial characteristics, natural features, and cultural and historical conditions. These are the intrinsic, outstanding, and distinctive features of a place, which are the factors that help us recognize, feel, and distinguish one place from another. Identifying specific values and concretizing these values into urban planning and urban design is one of the essential content to ensure the implementation of planning projects. Bringing planning closer to reality, creating convenience for the planning implementation and management, and making the construction area develop sustainably. For modern urban, gardens and parks always play an essential role, being a necessary part of the system of green space and urban spatial structure. It contributes to improving the urban environment and enhancing the quality of citizen life. The Government, experts, and communities paid attention to offering policies, design options, renovation, and management of the system of public gardens in the historic inner city area. However, the reality of public gardens is still many difficulties and challenges; many public gardens still do not promote functional value and have not created landmarks in urban spatial. Therefore, identifying the “place” values of public gardens in Hanoi’s historical inner city will be a helpful tool, contributing to improving principles and Urban design solutions to ensure the planning, renovation, and sustainable development of the public garden in Hanoi.

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