The national Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) programme could help resolve the conflict between urban development and historic preservation in HCM City if new regulations were passed, according to the Institute for Development and Research (HIDS).
HCM City needs to develop new laws to protect and preserve HCM City’s old buildings, especially villas, experts have recommended.
Professor Doctor and Architect Hoàng Đạo Thúy talks to Nhân Dân newspaper about the need to create harmony between the nation’s heritage conservation and development.
What lies ahead for the city of Đà Lạt as it tries to accommodate a new tourism model while preserving its unique cultural and architectural heritage?
The Central Highlands city of Đà Lạt is in full bloom as thousands of pink cherry blossoms, mostly Japanese sakura, spread their cheery pink colour throughout the city for Spring.
As many as 123 villas that should have been on the list of must-preserved villas in Hà Nội were demolished because of mismanagement by relevant agencies, a report of the municipal People’s Council revealed.
Đà Lạt in the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng is recently dubbed a homestay heaven as this kind of accommodation is blooming in the city in the past two years, offering a great option for the travellers with low budget but wishing to experience the local life.
HCM City is losing an increasing number of heritage buildings to urbanisation, poor urban planning and a lack of awareness about the importance of retaining its architectural and historic identity. Bồ Xuân Hiệp reports.
The People’s Committee of HCM City has told relevant agencies that they would be held fully responsible for illegal demolition of century-old villas.
About 1,350 century-old houses and villas in HCM City, mostly in District 1 and 3, need thorough conservation and strict monitoring plans to avoid illegal dismantlement, city authorities say.