Sidewalk City: Re-mapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City. University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Learning to be Capitalists: Entrepreneurs in Vietnam’s Transition Economy. Oxford University Press, 2008.
Refereed Journal Articles
“Critical Cartography 2.0: Moving from “Participatory Mapping” to Authored Visualizations of Power and People,” Landscape and Urban Planning, 142(2015): 215-225.
with Katherine Foo, Emily Gallagher, and Ian Bishop, “Critical Approaches to Landscape Visualization” Landscape and Urban Planning, 142(2015): 80-84.
“Introducing the Mixed-use Sidewalk: Vending and Property Rights in Public Space,” Journal of the American Planning Association, 78(3):1-14, 2012.
“Seeds of Reform: Lessons from Vietnam about Informality and Institutional Change,” International Economic Journal, 26(3):375-390, 2012.
“Unimaginable Change: future directions for institutional reform in planning practice and research” Journal of the American Planning Association, 77(4):328-337, 2011.
“Real Rights to the City: Cases of property rights changes towards equity in eastern Asia,” Urban Studies, 48(3):459-69, 2011.
“Talking Back: the role of narratives in Vietnam’s recent land compensation changes,” Urban Studies, 48(3):493-508, 2011.
“Takings in the Twenty-first Century: comparisons of urban land development controversies in the US, China, and Vietnam,” Cityscape, 11(1):19-32, 2009.
Translated into Vietnamese, Dũng đô thị, (Vietnamese Journal of Urbanism), July 2012.
“North versus South: the impact of social norms in the market pricing of private property rights in Vietnam,” World Development, 35(12):2079-95, 2007.
“A Market Without the ‘Right’ Property Rights: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s newly emerged private real estate market,” Economics of Transition, 12(2):275-305, 2004.
(with Peng Gong and Desheng Liu), “Change Detection from SPOT-Panchromatic Imagery at the Urban-Rural Fringe of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam,” Geographic Information Sciences, 10(1):42-8, 2004.
Chapters in Books
“A History of Messiness: Order and Resilience on the Sidewalks of Ho Chi Minh City,” in Jeff Hou and Manish Chalana, eds. Messy Urbanism. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, forthcoming 2016.
“Unimaginable Change: future directions for institutional reform in planning practice and research,” in Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning. Oxford University Press, 2012, reprinted from above.
“Redefining Property Rights for International Development: the case of Vietnam,” in Property Rights and Land Policies. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, pp.175-8, 2009.
“The Role of Property Rights’ Reforms in Warsaw’s Housing Market,” The Urban Mosaic of Post-socialist Europe, edited by S. Tsenkova and Z. Nedovic-Budic. New York: Springer-Verlag, pp. 213-30, 2006.
(with Dowall, David E. and Samuel Sherer), “Land Management Reforms in Transition Economies: Lessons for Korean Unification,” in Jeong-Sik Lee, et al (eds.), Land Reform Process in the Post-Communist Countries. Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, 1996.