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Sidewalk City: Remapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City

Annette Miae Kim


Sidewalk City re-maps public space in order to unveil contemporary spatial practices and to explore future possibilities. In the midst of historic migration and urbanization, our limited public spaces are being contested and re-conceptualized in cities around the world with innovative experiments in some places and bloody battles in others. This book uses the case of sidewalks in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where a vibrant everyday urbanism takes place in flexible patterns that defy conventional conceptions of public space. The book makes three contributions to the literature: 1) It develops met ... More

Keywords: public space, map, critical cartography, Vietnam, spatial ethnography, property rights, everyday urbanism, urban design, urban planning, sidewalk

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226119229
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226119366.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Annette Miae Kim, author
University of Southern California