With a vision to establish the city as one of the most livable, sustainable, and attractive world capital cities by 2050, Perkins Eastman led the development of the Hanoi Capital Construction Master Plan. Working with a large international team, designers sought to accommodate for the city’s expected growth to over nine million people by 2030 through a comprehensive planning approach encompassing social, economic, physical, and environmental issues. The plan, which received wide acceptance and support from the many involved agencies and ministries, as well as the public, establishes strong coordination between regulatory agencies and is flexible to accommodate changing conditions over time.
Among the most important features of the plan is its sustainability strategy, which stipulates that a majority of Hanoi—including its remaining natural areas and most productive agricultural land—be permanently protected from further development. The vision also outlines strict preservation of the historic structures and precincts, tree-lined streets, river banks and lakes, and other features that will continue to make Hanoi the beautiful and livable city it is for generations to come.