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

with Jonathan Crisman. “Property Outlaws in the Southland: The Potentials and Limits of Guerrilla Urbanism in the Cases of Arts Gentrification in Boyle Heights and Street Vending Decriminalization in Los Angeles,” Urban Design International. forthcoming 2019.

The Extreme Primacy of Location: Beijing’s Underground Rental Housing Market,” Cities 52(2016): 148-158.

with Raphael Bostic and Abel Valenzuela, Contesting the Streets 2: Vending and Public Space in Global Cities,” Cityscape, 18(1): 3-10, 2016.

with Chia Yang Weng, The Critical Role of Street Vendor Organizations in Relocating Street Vendors into Public Markets: the Case of Hsinchu City, Taiwan,” Cityscape, 18(1): 47-70, 2016.

“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.

Working Papers

Kim, A. M., & Kang, K. H. A. (2019). Making Our Mark on the City:  Names, Signs, and Community Cognitive Maps to Plan an Ethnically Inclusive Los Angeles. Los Angeles: SLAB Working Paper Series 2019:1.

Kim, A.M. & Andrew Eisenlohr. (2019). Rolland Curtis Apartments: A Case Study of an Urban Community Land Trust Making Affordable Housing in Los Angeles. Los Angeles: SLAB Working Paper Series 2019:2.

Acolin, A., & Kim, A. M. (2018). Seeing Informal Settlements: the policy implications of different techniques to identify urban growth patterns from satellite imagery using the case of informal construction in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Los Angeles: SLAB Working Paper Series 2018:1.

Harten, J., Kim, A., & Brazier, C. (2018). Hidden Informality in Urban China: A Mixed Method Approach to Shanghai’s Market for Overcrowded Housing. Los Angeles: SLAB Working Paper Series 2018:2.

Lu, B., & Kim, A. (2018). Excavating the Subterranean City: the living conditions, livelihood strategies, and governance of Beijing’s underground housing population. Los Angeles: SLAB Working Paper Series 2018:3.

with Francois Bar and Hernan Galperin, Mapping digital exclusion in Los Angeles County, Connected Cities and Inclusive Growth Policy Brief 1, July 2017.

with Francois Bar and Hernan Galperin, Home Broadband in Los Angeles County, Connected Cities and Inclusive Growth Policy Brief 1, December 2016.


Satellite Images Can Harm the Poorest Citizens, The Atlantic, June 3, 2018.

Chapters in Books

Kim, A. M. “The New Geographies and Spatialities of Informality,” in Tridib Banerjee & Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, eds., Urban Design Companion: a Sequel. New York: Routledge. forthcoming 2019.

“Smarter than Smart Cities: GIS and spatial analysis for socio-economic applications that recover humanistic media and visualization,” in Kai Cao and Elisabete A. Silva, eds., Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems, Volume 3, Waltham, MA: Elsevier, 2017, pp. 360-370.

“A History of Messiness: Order and Resilience on the Sidewalks of Ho Chi Minh City,” in Jeff Hou and Manish Chalana, eds. Messy Urbanism: Understanding the “Other” Cities of Asia. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2016, pp. 22-39.

“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,” in S. Tsenkova and Z. Nedovic-Budic, eds. The Urban Mosaic of Post-socialist Europe, 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.