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Hoai Anh Tran
Senior Lecturer

Hoai Anh Tran is Associate Professor in Urban Studies and is responsible for the bachelor program Urban Development and Planning. Teach in Architecture and Urban Form, Planning Theory and Theory of Sciences and Methodology. My researches deal with the link between urbanisation, urban spaces production, urban policies and social justice from the perspective of the global south (with a focus on Vietnam). The researches examine these issues in terms of discourses and practices and seek to provide a critical analysis of government’s urban policies and urban development rhetoric in a transitional society such as Vietnam. They highlight the complex relationship between state and society and aim at acquiring insights into housing and spatial practices of different socio-economic groups and how they are suppressed or facilitated by government’s urban policies. My researches are closely connected to the body of research on the contradictory nature of contemporary urban changes in the global South, and how various form of power finds modes of material expressions in urban forms. A recurring theme is how the discourses of modernisation, beautification, civility and order are manifestations of state social engineering and are used supress differences and spatial practices of the urban poor. My collaboration with urban researchers in Asia has also resulted in book chapters in three anthologies that cover urban development and housing studies in Asia: The Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia, Routledge, edited by Padawangi, Rita (2018); Housing Policy, Wellbeing and Social Development in Asia, Routledge Studies in International Real Estate, Routledge, edited by Rebecca Lai Har & Ha, Seong-Kyu (2018); and the forthcoming Neoliberal Urbanism, Contesting Cities and Housing in Asia. Palgrave, edited by Shin, Hyun Bang & Chen, Yi-Ling (2019). In terms of discursive contribution, my researches provide a discussion of the use and relevance of urban discourses originated in the West (such as gentrification, neoliberalization, modernization, modernism, privatisation of public housing) in the context of Vietnam. The researches highlight the working of a complex transitional system that produces hybrid urban strategies in which the ideals of socialist modernism combine with economically motivated neoliberal rhetoric. I consider that my researches contribute with a global (South) outlook that can be enriching for the research environment at the Department of Urban studies, where the majority of research projects are predominantly European centred. My most recent research project deals with the discourses and politics of public space and its relation to the politics of property in urban planning practice in Sweden.


Research programme

Institute for Urban Research pil show

Faculties and departments

Department of Urban Studies pil show
Faculty of Culture and Society pil show

Contact details

E-mail:hoai.anh.tran@mau.se
Telephone:040-6657381
Visiting address: Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Niagara, Plan 7, Hus C
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Postal address:Malmö universitet, 205 06 Malmö
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  • Publications

  • Selected publications from Malmö University Electronic Publishing.

    Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
    Tran, Hoai Anh (2019) "Ordering the exemplary urban spaces : a critical analysis of Hanoi’s embellishment projects" Asia Pacific Wiewpoint;, Wiley, ISSN 1467-8373, DOI [länk], URL [länk],

    Tran, Hoai Anh, Yip, Ngai-ming (2017) "A Regime of Informality? “Informal housing” and the state-society relationship in transitional Vietnam" TRIALOG 123 : A Journal for Planning and Building in a Global Context;4, 2011, Vereinigung zur Wissenschaftlichen Erforschung des Planens und Bauens in Entwicklungsla¨ndern, ISSN 0724-6234, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Yip, Ngai Ming, Tran, Hoai Anh (2016) "Is `gentrification` an analytically useful concept for Vietnam? A case study of Hanoi" Urban Studies;3, 49016, Sage Publications, ISSN 0042-0980, DOI [länk],

    Tran, Hoai Anh (2015) "Urban space production in transition : the cases of the new urban areas of Hanoi" Urban Policy and Research;1, 7919-97, Taylor & Francis, ISSN 0811-1146, DOI [länk],

    Tran, Hoai Anh, Schlyter, Ann (2010) "Gender and class in urban transport: the cases of Xian and Hanoi" Enrivonment and Urbanization;1, 13917, SAGE, ISSN 0956-2478, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Gough, Katherine, Tranh, Hoai Anh (2009) "Changing housing policy in Vietnam: Emerging inequalities in a residential area of Hanoi" Cities;4, 17512, Elsevier, ISSN 0264-2751, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Yip, Ngai-Ming, Tran, Hoai Anh (2008) "Urban housing reform and state capacity in Vietnam" The Pacific Review;2, 18922, Routledge, ISSN 0951-2748, DOI [länk],

    Tran, Hoai Anh, Yip, Ngai-Ming (2008) "Caught between Plan and Market: Vietnam`s Housing Reform in the Transition to a Market Economy" Urban Policy and Research;3, 30915-323, Routledge, ISSN 0811-1146, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Tran, Hoai Anh, Dalholm, Elisabeth (2005) "Favoured owners, neglected tenants: Privatisation of state owned housing in Hanoi" Housing Studies;6, 89733, Taylor & Francis, ISSN 0267-3037, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Chapters in Monographs
    Tran, Hoai Anh | Padawangi, Rita (red./ed.) (2018) From Socialist Modernism to Market Modernism? Master-planned developments in post-reform Vietnam. Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia, Routledge, 24916, ISBN 9781138681590, 9781134799701, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Tran, Hoai Anh, Yip, Ngai Ming | Chiu, Rebecca Lai Har, Ha, Seong-Kyu (red./ed.) (2018) Vietnam’s Post-reform Housing Policies: Social Rhetoric, Market Imperatives and Informality. Housing Policy,Wellbeing and Social Development in Asia, Routledge, 18522, ISBN 9781138208186, 9781315460048, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)
  • Other tasks and merits

  • My researches deal with the link between urbanisation, urban spaces production, urban policies and social justice from the perspective of the global south (with a focus on Vietnam). The researches examine these issues in terms of discourses and practices and seek to provide a critical analysis of government’s urban policies and urban development rhetoric in a transitional society such as Vietnam. They highlight the complex relationship between state and society and aim at acquiring insights into housing and spatial practices of different socio-economic groups and how they are suppressed or facilitated by government’s urban policies. My researches are closely connected to the body of research on the contradictory nature of contemporary urban changes in the global South, and how various form of power finds modes of material expressions in urban forms. A recurring theme is how the discourses of modernisation, beautification, civility and order are manifestations of state social engineering and are used supress differences and spatial practices of the urban poor. My collaboration with urban researchers in Asia has also resulted in book chapters in three anthologies that cover urban development and housing studies in Asia: The Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia, Routledge, edited by Padawangi, Rita (2018); Housing Policy, Wellbeing and Social Development in Asia, Routledge Studies in International Real Estate, Routledge, edited by Rebecca Lai Har & Ha, Seong-Kyu (2018); and the forthcoming Neoliberal Urbanism, Contesting Cities and Housing in Asia. Palgrave, edited by Shin, Hyun Bang & Chen, Yi-Ling (2019). In terms of discursive contribution, my researches provide a discussion of the use and relevance of urban discourses originated in the West (such as gentrification, neoliberalization, modernization, modernism, privatisation of public housing) in the context of Vietnam. The researches highlight the working of a complex transitional system that produces hybrid urban strategies in which the ideals of socialist modernism combine with economically motivated neoliberal rhetoric. I consider that my researches contribute with a global (South) outlook that can be enriching for the research environment at the Department of Urban studies, where the majority of research projects are predominantly European centred. My most recent research project deals with the discourses and politics of public space and its relation to the politics of property in urban planning practice in Sweden.

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