Hanoi Capital Region Plan 2030, Vietnam

Hansen was engaged by the Ministry of Construction, Vietnam to work with government planners and engineers in the review of the draft Hanoi Capital Region Plan, 2030 which was prepared by the National Institute of Urban and Rural Planning. The review aimed at ensuring the regional plan adopted best practice in regional planning and, ensured the integration of social, economic and environmental considerations to create a sustainable region. The region accommodates approximately 13 million people and forms part of the Northern Economic Zone of Vietnam.

The plan includes a comprehensive assessment of the region, highlighting the changes currently occurring in terms of population, housing, the economy, transport, infrastructure and the environment.

The regional plan adopts a strategic framework underpinned by the principles and practices of sustainability. Ten principles are applied to the region including liveability, diversity, competitiveness, co-location and clustering, linkages, integration of infrastructure, natural environment and biodiversity, learning and innovation, partnerships and good governance and leadership. From these principles a vision statement for the Hanoi Capital Region was identified. The vision statement incorporated six strategic themes for the Hanoi Capital Region with each theme identifying objectives, initiatives and actions to the year 2030 and beyond.

The Hanoi Capital Region Plan, 2030 was approved by the Vietnam National Government in May 2008.