VIETNAM URBAN DEVELOPMENTS: THEORIES, POLICIES AND PRACTICES
To meet the development needs and future of the world located in urban areas, the article was amied to clarify the theoretical basis, policies and practices of urban construction and development in Viet Nam by based on secondary data sources of the United Nations and the General Statistics Office of Vietnam; Comparative and descriptive statistical methods. The results showed that urban development is an inevitable rule of the world as well as Viet Nam - a vivid example. After the period of “Doi Moi”, Vietnam's urban areas have been robust in which urban quality has been improved continously that its creating a driving force for socio-economic development, realizing the goal of industrialization and the country's development as a whole. Howerver, urban development has faced being administrative, uneven and disparate between regions and urban types heavily that these rising issues are barriers to sustainable urban development in Viet Nam. There are several pivotal considerations to certain reflexions on similarities and differences not only between theory and practice, but also policy and practice of urban development in Viet Nam sustainably.