red river


Southeast Asia Discussion Series: Red River Development Project in Hanoi

Hosted by the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre

Room 32L.G.08, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields


Ms Sujee Jung

Ms Sujee Jung

PhD Candidate, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

Dr Catalina Ortiz

Dr Catalina Ortiz

Lecturer in Building and Urban Design in Development, Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL


Prof. Hyun Bang Shin

Prof. Hyun Bang Shin

Professor of Geography and Urban Studies and Director of Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre, LSE

SEAC is hosting a Southeast Asia Discussion Series seminar chaired by SEAC Director Prof. Hyun Bang Shin on 6th June 2019. The main speaker will be Sujee Jung, PhD candidate at Rutgers University, USA, reporting on her field research on the Red River development project in Hanoi. Dr Catalina Ortiz (Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL) has been invited to act as Discussant for the session.

Title of Ms Jung's talk: Situating Planners’ Everyday Life: Personal Memoir of International Planning Fieldwork for the Red River Development Project in Hanoi, Vietnam

Abstract: This presentation introduces a personal memoir as scholarly experimentation to weave agency of planning stakeholders into a larger structure of society, environment, politics and institutional culture (Mill, 2000; Whatmore, 2002). In my personal memoir, I share my international fieldwork experiences as a participant observant in reviewing design proposals for the Red River Development Project at Hanoi Urban Planning Institute in Vietnam in 2017. As a planning researcher situated within Vietnamese planning office, I investigated the dynamics of the positionality, identity, and power relations as a critical factor in shaping institutional communications over the planning issues of flood mitigation strategies, land use planning and development visions for the Red River Development Project.

This event is free and open to all but registration is required via Eventbrite.

Refreshments will be provided.

This event relates to SEAC's #urbanisation theme.


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