Urbanist Hanoi

New Study Claims Hanoi Is Among the Least Sustainable Cities in the World

The recently published Sustainable Cities Index compared the sustainability of 100 cities around the world. What determines a cities sustainability? Researchers at Arcadis, a consultancy firm headquartered in Amsterdam, looked at three main factors: people, profit and planet.

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Hanoi to Create Over $1bn Worth of New Parking Spaces

Hanoi is aiming to create around 1,500 new parking spaces over the next seven years to help deal with overcrowding at the city’s existing parking lots.

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Vietnam Formula 1 Grand Prix Track Layout Released

The layout of the track which will host the Formula Vietnamese Grand Prix in 2020 was released yesterday.

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Hanoi Announces Plans to Protect Endangered Yangtze Turtles

Only four Yangtze giant softshell turtles remain in the world, with two in Hanoi and the remaining duo in Suzhou Zoo in Shanghai.

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Hanoi to Introduce Traffic Congestion Charges in Central Districts

As part of the capital’s efforts to reduce traffic jams, private vehicles will face charges for entering congested areas of central districts.  

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Hanoi to Host Formula One Race in 2020: Official

After nearly a year of speculation, it has been officially confirmed that a Formula One Grand Prix will be held in Hanoi in 2020.

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Expansion of Noi Bai Airport to Help Bring in 100m Passengers Each Year

Hanoi’s US$3.5 billion expansion of Noi Bai International Airport is being reviewed, with the aim of bringing in 80-100 million passengers a year by 2050.

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Hanoi’s Booming Population Has Already Exceeded 2030 Target

According to a new report released by the National Assembly, Hanoi’s booming population has already surpassed the predicted figures for 2030.

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$600,000 Lunar Rock to Be Displayed in Pagoda Complex Near Hanoi

The meteorite, which was recently bought for US$612,500, will be put on display in Tam Chuc Pagoda Complex, only 1.5 hours south of the capital.

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After Completing Nghi Tam Overpass, Hanoi Proposes Plan to Expand Au Co

Having finished construction on the An Duong-Thanh Nien Overpass, which opened last Thursday, plans are now being proposed to level and expand Au Co Street.

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Hanoi Begins Using E-Cards on New Bus Rapid Transit Route

As of yesterday, electronic cards have been available for use on the Kim Ma-Yen Nghia BRT route.

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