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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


Thinh Duy Do| Rural Planning | Best Researcher Award

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