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Redesigning an open street market in Tan Mai Ward, Hanoi: Summary Report

Redesigning an open street market in Tan Mai Ward, Hanoi: Summary Report

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Local public markets have played an important role in Hanoi’s communities for centuries and are a key public space. Unfortunately, for many years the city of Hanoi, in an attempt to “modernize” the city, destroyed the local public markets and rebuilt them as commercial centres and shopping malls that favour supermarkets. The result is the disappearance of the traditional markets and the displacement of the informal traders to the street. This summary report outlines a project where we improved a street market by redesigningit to address resident and vendor concerns and make the street market an inviting public space for the community.

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