Da Nang Railway Connectivity Improvement & Urban Redevelopment Study
Drawn out of mutual respect and collaboration, this project demonstrated cross-cultural knowledge exchange and building the capacity of 15 local Vietnamese professionals through an intensive nine month exercise in best practice approaches to landscape architecture, urban design and planning.
The success of this training and capacity building exercise shows new ways of working and highlights the potential of Australian landscape architects contributing the role of landscape architecture profession within the broader Asia-Pacific Region.
The methodology is transferable and is commendable because its intellectual legacy is a key part of the project aims and outcomes. The vision for urban regeneration, centered on Transport Orientated Design (TOD) and Pedestrian Orientated Design (POD) principles along a remnant rail corridor site, demonstrate outcomes where local perceptions of road infrastructure can be better considered to provide more holistic environmental, economic, social and community benefits.