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The need for Vietnam to develop an urban planning of its coasts appears increasingly necessary, even in the face of the innumerable appropriation projects of the beach front by private real estate developers, resorts, hotels and seaside villas.

The beach privatization process does not refer to the legal ownership of the beach, de facto public property, but to the concrete possibility of its public access, one of the keystones for a balanced and sustainable urban development over time.

In this research I have examined different models of coastal urban development around the world, observing how the design of coastal roads can already in fact influence the beach privatization process.

I therefore propose to develop a sustainable model, balanced in its component of public and private access to the beaches and preferably "people oriented", where the access road to the beaches is mainly used for pedestrian and cycle paths, to encourage the development of green and smart communities.

Vietnam coastline planning
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