The Newsletter 70 Spring 2015

Living in the urban periphery of Hà Nôi

Hans Schenk

Reviewed publication: Labbé, D. 2014. Land Politics and Livelihoods on the Margins of Hanoi, 1920-2010, Vancouver: UBC Press, ISBN: 9780774826679

Hòa Muc, in the past a small village (203 inhabitants in 1923) in the urban periphery of the Vietnamese capital city Hà Nội, stands central in this book. Danielle Labbé, attached as urban planner to the University of Montreal describes and analyses with much detail the changes that took place in the village during almost a century.