Thinh Duy Do| Rural Planning | Best Researcher Award

Ms.Thinh Duy Do| Rural Planning | Best Researcher Award

Thinh Duy Do is a dedicated researcher and lecturer at Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education, specializing in architectural design and urban planning. With a Ph.D. from Hokkaido University, his research focuses on enhancing urban street spaces amidst Vietnam’s rapid urbanization. Thinh’s academic background includes an MEng.L.Arch from Southeast University and a B.Arch from the University of Danang. He has contributed significantly to the fields of landscape architecture and sustainable urban development. As a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago, he furthered his expertise in sociology and global studies, enriching his interdisciplinary approach to urban planning challenges.




2023 ⎯ Present: Researcher & Lecturer, Architecture Division, Civil Engineering Faculty, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education2021 ⎯ 2022: Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology and Global Studies Program, University of Chicago2010 ⎯ 2023: Researcher & Lecturer, Urban Planning Division, Architecture Faculty, Mien Tay Construction University


2021: Fulbright Scholar Program Award (USA) (Accepted)2018: Best Conference Paper Presentation, Asian Pacific Planning Society2016-2019: MEXT’s Scholarship for PhD program (Japan) (Accepted)2016-2020: Hungaricum Stipendium Scholarship for PhD program (Hungary) (Renounced)2015-2019: SEU’s Scholarship for PhD program (China) (Accepted)2015-2020: DAAD-MOET Scholarship for PhD program (Germany) (Renounced)2015: Southeast University’s Most Distinguished Thesis Award2012-2013: Nanjing Government Scholarship for Excellent Achievement (R.P.C) (Accepted)2013-2014: US Exchange Fellowship for Postgraduate Student (USA) (Accepted)2011-2015: Vietnamese Government Scholarship – Under Scheme 322 (Vietnam) (Accepted)


2019: Ph.D. in Architectural and Structural Design, Hokkaido University2015: MEng.L.Arch in Landscape Architecture, Southeast University2009: B.Arch., The University of Danang – Danang University of Technology


2010 – 2023: Lecturer, Mien Tay Construction University (Urban Design, Architectural Structure, Graduation Thesis Instruction, Urban Planning with Community Participation, Housing Management Strategic Planning)2020 – 2021: Visiting Lecturer, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education (Technical Drawing & Descriptive Geometry, Principles of Architectural Design, Architecture Design Studio Instruction, Urban Design/Planning Studio Instruction)2022 ⎯ Present: Visiting Lecturer, University of Architecture Ho Chi Minh City (Committee member – Graduate School), University of Economics Ho Chi Minh (Design Studio I & II, Structural Detail of Architecture & Design, Architectural Analysis), Ton Duc Thang University (Technical Drawing & Descriptive Geometry, Customization & Prototyping – Graduate School)


2012-2013: Designer and Researcher, Professor Cheng YuNing’s firm, Landscape Architecture Department, Southeast University, R.P. China2009-2010: Architect, VCC Engineering Consultants Joint-Stock Company – DaNang Branch, Danang, Vietnam2016-2019: Researcher, Professor Suguru Mori’s lab, Architecture Planning and Urban Design, School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Japan2019: VEBS Design & Planning Studio, Hochiminh, Vietnam


2019-2021: Resettlement Planning Theory (Japan), Main member2013-2014: Landscape Pattern in Vietnamese Urban Region (Southeast University – China), Main member2020-2021: Private Open Space: Relationship between Users and Coffeeshop Space (MTU- Vietnam), PI2021-2022: Understanding Urban and Psychological Ecosystem (Fulbright – USA), PI2021-2023: Relationship between Urban Space Environment and Staycation Perception: An Investigation of Urban Attractive Factors of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMUTE – Vietnam), Main Member2023: The Impacts of Urbanization to Tau Hu-Ben Nghe Canalscape (HCMUTE – Vietnam), Main Member2024: Research on Urban Residents’ Perceptions of Factors that Make Ho Chi Minh City Attractive (HCMUTE- Vietnam), PI


Vietnamese Delegate in HEP Research Project, Salford University, Manchester City – UK (2019) Keynote Speaker at 2nd Young International Scholar in Shanghai Transportation University, Shanghai City – China (2019)Keynote Speaker at Taichung National University, Taichung – Taiwan (2019)Keynote Speaker at Global Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA (2022)Lecture Note at Cultural Diversity & Sustainable Development in Asia, Eurasia Foundation held at Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (2024)


Contribution to Editorial Decisions (Peer-Reviewer): Various international and national scientific journals and conferences


Urban Landscape Architecture: Theories, Design and Planning Methods (Forthcoming)Community Relocation, Disasters and Climate Change in Asia-Pacific Region (2024)


City Planning Institute of JapanArchitectural Institute of JapanVietnam Association of ArchitectsVietnam Urban Planning and Development Association


Vietnamese: Native. English: Professional Working Proficiency. Chinese: Limited Working Proficiency

📝 Publications Top Notes 

 Relationship between land use and user’s behavior along the street: A case study of Da Nang City, Viet Nam

Authors: Do, D.T.

Journal: Frontiers of Architectural Research, 2024, 13(1), pp. 144–163

Sustainable development in Mekong Delta, Vietnam: designing resilient cities based on landscape ecological principles

Authors: Do, D.T., Nguyen, H.Q., Do, X.S.

Journal: Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, 2024

 Urban staycation attraction factors: a case study of Ho Chi Minh city

Authors: Do, D.T., Do, X.S., Nguyen, T.T.T., Vo, D.T., Dinh, T.G.H.

Journal: Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, 2024, 23(2), pp. 829–842

 From a Hard to Soft Approach for Flood Management in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta: Integrating Ecological Engineering for Urban Sustainability in My Tho City

Authors: Long, N.V., Le, T.D.N., Nguyen, H., Do, D.T., Cheng, Y.

Journal: Water (Switzerland), 2022, 14(7), 1079

 Developed vs. undeveloped streets in Da Nang, Vietnam: which are more usable, and for whom?

Authors: Do, D.T., Mori, S.

Journal: Journal of Urbanism, 2022, 15(3), pp. 340–366

 Public park behavior relationship in Danang: an impact of physical environment on user’s behaviors

Authors: Do, D.T., Vo, T.V.P.

Journal: Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 2020, 80, pp. 175–184

 Public park behaviour in Da Nang: An investigation into how open space is used

Authors: Do, D.T., Cheng, Y., Shojai, A., Chen, Y.

Journal: Frontiers of Architectural Research, 2019, 8(4), pp. 454–470


Raja Timilsina | Sustainability | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Raja Timilsina | Sustainability | Best Researcher Award

PHD at the Asian Development Bank Institute, Japan

Raja Rajendra Timilsina, Ph.D., an Economist at the Asian Development Bank Institute, specializes in development economics, behavioral economics, and mechanism design. With a Ph.D. from Kochi University of Technology, he focuses on sustainability, agriculture, and economic behaviors. Timilsina has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed publications and research projects, showcasing his expertise in education, health, and cultural sustainability. Fluent in Japanese and English, he holds multiple awards and scholarships, including the ADB-JSP Scholarship for Masters. With extensive teaching experience and professional activities, he continues to influence policy and research in economic development and sustainability.

🔬 Experience

Economist-consultant, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), July 2023-Current Assistant Professor (Project based), Kochi University of Technology, April 2021-March 2022 Research Associate, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), April 2022-June 2023 Research Associate, Research Institute for Future Design, April 2018-March 2021 Plus various roles prior


Ph.D. in Economics, Kochi University of Technology, 2015-2018 Research Interest: Development economics, Experiment and Behavioral economics, Mechanism design Dissertation Title: Social design and sustainability of environmental resources: Learning from field experiments Masters in International Development Program (Economics), International University of Japan, 2009-2011 Bachelors of Business Administration (Finance), Tribhuvan University, 2003-2007

Awards and Scholarships

Multiple awards and scholarships including the ADB-JSP Scholarship for Masters

Research Interests

Education, Health, and Nutrition Agriculture, Climate Change, and Livelihood Economic Behaviors and Preferences Cultural Change and Intergenerational Sustainability Experimental and Development Economics

Publications Top Notes 📝