A fascinating look Hanoi and how the city seemingly avoided something that most cities around the world have experienced. One thing though that seems unanswered: What will happen to these buildings when a typhoon hits? Who will be responsible for picking up the pieces afterwards?
In Vietnam, the city of Hanoi is going through a population boom. It has grown by several million people in just a few decades, mostly due to migration from rural areas of the country. But unlike many other urban areas, it hasn’t ever developed slums. One reason is the region’s lack of regulation.