Hien Thi Thanh Pham

Hien Thi Thanh Pham
Université du Québec à Montréal | UQAM · Department of Urban Studies and Tourism

PhD

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June 2012 - present
Université du Québec à Montréal
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  • Research Assistant

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Publications (41)
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As a central component of the “green city” narrative, urban agriculture is gaining importance in urban planning and global sustainability agendas. In Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, the “green city” is core to the state’s urbanisation agenda, with a green corridor envisioned as part of the city’s Master Plan for 2030. We investigate the pattern...
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Past studies have shown that the distribution of parks is not always equitably distributed in urban areas, raising concerns about environmental equity and justice. Most of them have analyzed park access by using the closest walking network distance. However, access could also vary locally according to both supply (park area or facilities) and the p...
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In this chapter, we aim to understand debates around urban food studies in Montreal and Vancouver by focusing on four issues: food policy, food security, urban agriculture, and food deserts. We identified food policy as a key theme given its growing importance in urban studies and planning (see Morgan, 2014; Rickards et al., 2016) and in light of t...
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Green alley programs, increasingly promoted by cities in North America, generally aim at transforming alleys into green infrastructure, ensuring ecosystem services, enhancing road safety and allowing appropriation by local residents. Yet, there is a dearth of fine-grained research on locational patterns and characteristics of green alleys. We seek...
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This paper explores the relationships between youth who are rural labor migrants and public spaces in Hanoi, Vietnam. A host of constraints limit the access of these young subalterns to the city's public spaces, ranging from a shortage of such spaces in areas where they live, to limited leisure time, constrained mobility, and social stigmatisation....
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Measuring urban form is particularly important in rapidly urbanising countries as it can help assess problems caused by inefficient planning. Despite this, there is a dearth of research on fine-scale measures of urban form in Asia and Vietnam. In this paper, we aim to identify spatial patterns of urban form measured at the intra-urban level in Lào...
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This paper examines the strengths and complexities of utilising narrative mapping to better understand and represent street vendors' everyday experiences as they attempt to access public spaces for their livelihoods. We draw on three case studies from urban Vietnam to compare and contrast both vendor experiences and narrative mapping potential. Foc...
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Urban agriculture literature regarding the Global South reveals important knowledge gaps concerning spatial variations of food gardens across cityscapes, gardener motivations, and tensions with urban planning regulations, especially in locales beyond sub-Saharan Africa. In Vietnam, urban agriculture is growing in popularity and gaining media attent...
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Social contact, communication and interaction often take place in public spaces. Thus, if well-planned and designed, they will help connect people, establish social sustainability and make a city friendlier as well as more liveable. Hanoi is developing quickly and modernising vigorously its spatial structure. As a consequence, the city is becoming...
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Agricultural expansion and resource exploitation are reconfiguring the Southeast Asian Massif in important ways, with related in-migration to these uplands increasing rapidly. Within this region, the northern Vietnam frontier has an unusual migration history, including state-sponsored resettlement and spontaneous migration. While analyzing the refl...
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Urban parks offer many benefits for youth, including providing a place to express and build their social identity. Yet we know very little about how this group accesses and uses parks in Vietnam, and in non-western urban contexts in general. This paper begins to fill this gap by using the case of Hanoi where youth (18–24 years old) make up almost 2...
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L’objectif de cet article est de poser un diagnostic d’équité environnementale quant à l’accessibilité aux parcs à Ho Chi Minh Ville (HCMV) pour quatre groupes de population (les enfants, les personnes âgées, les personnes faiblement et hautement scolarisées). Pour ce faire, deux mesures d’accessibilité calculées à partir de la distance réticulaire...
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In Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC, Vietnam), there is now an urgent need for evaluating access to parks in an effort to ensure better planning within the context of rapid and increasingly privatized urbanization. In this article, we analyze the provision and accessibility to parks in HCMC. To achieve this, the information gathered was then integrated into...
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Since 1986, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has undergone tremendous upheavals in urban growth, city planning and market integration. Yet the complex transformations underway in small cities and towns, especially those in uplands regions, and their impacts on residents’ livelihoods, have been relatively ignored to date in the academic literature....
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Vietnam recently started to recognise the multiple benefits brought by open and green spaces to urban population and environment. In this paper, we analyse the provision of open and green spaces (parks, public gardens and lakeshores) in Hanoi. Using a model proposed by Talen (2010), we examine the spatial evolution of these spaces between 2000 and...
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Urban living environments are known to influence human well-being and health. The literature on environmental equity focuses especially on the distribution of nuisances and resources, which, because of the unequal spatial distribution of different social groups, leads to an increased exposure to risks or to less access to beneficial elements for ce...
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Recent studies have shown that urban vegetation is unevenly distributed across numerous North American cities: neighbourhoods predominantly inhabited by low-income populations and/or by certain ethnic groups have less vegetation cover. The goal of this paper is to examine the existence of environmental inequities related to access to urban vegetati...
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Land uses are changing rapidly in Vietnam’s upland northern borderlands. Regional development platforms such as the Greater Mekong Subregion, state-propelled market integration and reforestation programs, and lowland entrepreneurs and migrants are all impacting this frontier landscape. Drawing on a mixed methods approach using remote sensing data f...
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As Vietnam embraces the market economy, and a number of state policies promote reforestation and rural market integration, land use and land cover (LULC) changes are occurring in the country's northern uplands in increasingly complex and fragmented ways. Yet understandings of the degree and consequences of LULC changes in this diverse agro-ecologic...
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In the complex agro-ecological conditions of Vietnam's northern borderlands, attempts by ethnic minority farmers to create sustainable livelihoods, along with the impacts of state development policies, have direct consequences for land use and land cover (LULC) change. In this paper we analyse the degree to which LULC has changed and diversified fr...
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At the beginning of the new millennium, after a severe drought and destructive floods along the Yangtze River, the Chinese government implemented two large ecological rehabilitation and reforestation projects: the Natural Forest Protection Programme and the Sloping Land Conversion Programme. Using Landsat data from a decade before, during and after...
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Rapid urbanization is accelerating the loss of agricultural land in Hanoi (Vietnam), raising concerns about food provision for inner citizens and livelihoods of peri-urban farmers. Understanding how this loss is linked with urban expansion is important to predict impacts of urbanization on peri-urban agriculture. In this paper, we examine the conve...
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Purpose – Satellite and airborne images are increasingly used at different stages of disaster management, especially in the detection of infrastructure damage. Although semi- or full automatic techniques to detect damage have been proposed, they have not been used in emergency situations. Damage maps produced by international organisations are stil...
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Urban vegetation is shown to be unevenly distributed across cities and there is evidence of disparities in benefits provided by vegetation and of public health problems induced by urban heat islands. In order to improve vegetation cover, it remains crucial to understand the underpinning of such unevenness. In this paper, we investigate in Montreal...
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Very high spatial resolution (VHSR) images have led to the development of new applications in urban remote sensing. Despite the many advantages of the object oriented approach, the exact parameters that should be used in processing VHSR images for urban settings are still ill-documented. In this paper, we determine empirically the best parameters o...
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Under urbanization in Hanoi, the loss of arable land is increasingly threatening the sustainability of the agriculture system, farmers' livelihood and food provision to the city. This paper aims at understanding the effects of urban expansion and policy on arable land. We use the annual change and the annual rate of change in arable land, GIS data...
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Résumé De récentes études ont montré que la végétation urbaine est inégalement distribuée au sein de plusieurs métropoles nord-américaines : certains quartiers plus défavorisés ou à forte concentration ethnique présenteraient des niveaux de couverture végétale plus limités. L’objectif de cet article est de vérifier l’existence d’iniquités environne...
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Growing evidence is showing that across North American cities, underprivileged populations and racial and/or visible groups have disproportionally less access to vegetation than affluent groups, raising concerns of environmental inequity. This study aims to verify whether in Montreal (Canada) there is environmental inequity resulting from variation...
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Many Canadian cities have recently made major investments in the restoration of urban parks, which are believed to play a central role in the quality of urban lije. In order to maximize the investment in parks, the city first needs to inventory the number and characteristics of parks available in their territory. This paper proposes a methodologica...
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Vegetation and green spaces provide multiple benefits for urban life but they are not always evenly distributed throughout cities. Recent studies have shown that deprived and ethnic populations have less access to vegetation, which is a form of environmental inequity. The goal of this study is to map the vegetation cover and to spatially depict the...
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In studies of urban quality of life, the information that can be extracted from satellite images is limited by image resolution and by the standard method of pixel classification. Recently, very high spatial resolution (VHSR) satellite images have allowed the development of new remote sensing application, especially for complex urban areas. Despite...
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In urban design and management green space is one of the most important components concerning the satisfaction degree of the urban inhabitants. In such a circumstance, it is crucial for land managers and urbanites to know which type of green space the people living in cities prefer. However, this question has not been studied in developing countrie...
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Shrimp culture is a sector of aquaculture that has a high potential for poverty alleviation and rural development in Vietnam. However, the development of this activity induces changes that potentially have negative impacts on the environment, one of which is wetland deterioration. This paper describes the use of a proposed change detection methodol...
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Aquaculture activities have rapidly changed the coastal landscape of Vietnam. These intensive land use changes have induced negative environmental impacts, specially in the mangrove forests and on aquaculture productivity. Satellite image change detection methodologies can help to monitor objectively and quantitatively these changes. However, becau...

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