From socialist modernism to market modernism?

Master-planned developments in post-reform Vietnam

Authored by: Hoai Anh Tran

Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138681590
eBook ISBN: 9781315562889
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Since the implementation of reform (Doi moi in Vietnamese) in 1986, Vietnam has rapidly transformed from a central planned economy to a market-oriented economic system. Liberal market mechanisms were introduced, private-sector initiatives encouraged, at the same time as the state still retained its role as the strategic planner and enforcer (World Bank 2011). A recent phenomenon that is connected to post-Doi moi rapid urban expansion is the growth of master-planned developments at the urban fringe.

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