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Special session by Carola Hein (TU Delft, LDE PortCityFutures) Transitions in Port City Regions: Planning Beyond Oil How provocative and bizarre can visions about the future be? In this article we will answer this question through the eyes but above all the projects of the students of the MSc 2 design studio “Architecture and Urbanism beyond oil...

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Urban public spaces are integral to cities. They are the loci of socio - cultural interactions and commerce. The term “Public” intuitively conveys a sense of a common asset that is inclusive and easily accessible. This is because, historically, the ownership (agency) of urban public spaces were vested with the local authorities. The perception ...

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“The city is an organised memory, and in history women are forgotten” Hannah Arendt The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 60 to 80 million couples worldwide currently suffer from infertility. According to The Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction, infertility currently affects about 10 to 14 percent of the Indian population, with...

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Residents' well-being is of great significance to people's livelihood and sustainable development. Compared with residents in eastern and central regions of China, residents in border ethnic areas have a stronger influence on their well-being due to their different living habits and economic development level. This paper firstly traces the origin o...

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With the development of computer technology, especially the comprehensive popularization of the Internet of things and mobile terminal, milestone changes have taken place in data production, data transmission, and data analysis, marking the arrival of the Big Data Era. At the same time, the popularity of digital social medias such as Facebook(2004)...

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Urban public space is an important space carrier of residents' physical activity. In winter city, residents' physical activities may present different patterns. With the development of digital media, it is possible to collect large-scale data of residents. Taking Harbin as an example, we collected the users’ data and their physical activity types...

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Nature-Deficit Disorder describes the phenomenon that the relationship between children and nature is increasingly alienated and even separated, which mainly comes from the negative effects of the rapid urbanization process, the informatization of children's growth environment, the artificial living environment, and the single form of children's ed...

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Being the important space of public activity in cities with a complex functional composition and highly frequent mobility, the high-density urban areas are prone to be exposed to high crime risks. According to the theory of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), the quality of public space impacts crime rates. The high-density city ...

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Rural space governance is an important means to effectively improve the quality of rural community development in China, and its application effects are uneven, and the existing evaluation methods lack dynamic and universality. Therefore, this article is based on the essential purpose of rural space governance, which is to accelerate the flow of ur...

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Nowadays, rapid urbanization and the massive consumption of natural resources have led to a series of urban problems, such as the urban heat island effect, global warming and urban pollution aggravation. These problems make high-density cities or countries begin to reflect on how to better use natural resources instead of artificial systems to crea...

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"Authenticity"is a subjective,constructive,developing and created dynamic concept.When it is used in the protection and renovation of ancient towns,It can be interpreted as the original and traditional characteristics of the ancient town, which reflects the dynamic characteristics of subject authenticity and object authenticity: the relationship an...

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With the continuous aggravation of urbanization and climate change, many cities around the world are affected by flood disasters. As a potential measure to tackle this problem, flood resilience has gradually gained more and more attention in urban studies. In this study, based on Pressure-State-Response model, an urban flood resilience evaluation s...

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With the advancement of urban development, the relationship between cities has gradually evolved from a hierarchical structure to a network structure. This change accelerates the flow of various elements between cities and benefits to the sharing of social development results. “Shanghai 2035” emphasizes on strengthening collaboration with surro...

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With the development of urbanization, the differentiation and polarization of social space is the main feature of urban fringe. In order to pursue economic benefits and out of the desire for urban life, a large number of immigrants enter the urban fringe areas which provide a large number of cheap rental housing, showing a strong mixed and heteroge...

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Urban White Areas(UWAs) are areas with flexibility and multi-functions, as opposed to traditional definite approach of urban planning management. Extant studies on UWAs often focus on functional compatibility in land use management. This article,based on empirical study of Guangzhou, a high-density city in southern China, draws attention to UWAs’...

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Roads are very critical in the progress of any city or community. Similar to the human body, streets are arteries that ensure the efficient flow and function of the various systems. These allow people and goods to be transported from one place to the next. Aside from access to basic services, utility lines like power and water may run along these e...

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Indonesia still faces challenges in providing energy access to remote areas, reducing reliance on fossil fuels, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In terms of providing energy access, in recent years, the Government of Indonesia (GOI) has been actively increasing its national electrification ratio and has reached 98.05% by 2018. However, nation...

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The expression and perception of cityscape has significance influence on the preservation and regeneration of heritage. However, due to the urban sprawl in urbanizing, a large number of commercial exploitation have resulted in a series of obstacles on the expression and perception of heritage features. In order to study the importance of the expres...

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Air quality is an important factor affecting human health. Air negative ions are one of the elements of the air, with functions such as health care and air purification. As one of the important indicators of urban air quality, its impact on public health is profound. Firstly, the coastal area of Dalian, China is selected as the research object. Bas...

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The outbreak of coronavirus disease greatly affected people's lives, which limited residents’’ behavioral space due to the nationwide lockdown, and passively increased their non-working hours. In this contradictory situation, it is worth to analyze people’s daily behaviors, physical activity, and mood states during the period. In late January...

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The growth of the urban population leads to increased demand for construction and renovation works in cities. Housing, public utilities, retail spaces, offices, and infrastructure projects are needed to meet the increasing number of residents and visitors, urban functions, and changing standards. While construction projects contribute to more attra...

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China has vast rural areas, which take up approximately 94% of the nation’s total lands.Rural life is the basic relationship between people and land in various types of human settlements. Its development depends heavily on the areas’ cultures, and the feelings, most remarkably nostalgia, of the people from these regions. It is an organic combin...

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Under the background of the new Internet economy, the service objects and organizational models of the logistics network that are undergoing significant changes, the new logistics has become an important link connecting the real economy and the virtual economy. Making full use of the suburban space to develop a new generation of logistics industry ...

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In the beginning of 2020 the world was a continuous space of mass activities of people: mass transit, mass tourism, mass migration, mass commuting. It was a descendant of “The Revolt of the Mass”, indicated by Spanish philosopher Ortega y Gasset in 1929. Pandemic of COVID19 has brought this economics of masses to the state of a near collapse. B...

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The Ulan Buh Desert is located at the edge of the arid zone in the central Eurasian continent, which is one of the main sources of the Yellow River sediment and sandstorms in Northeast Asia. The project site, at the junction of the Ulan Buh Desert, the Hetao Irrigation District and the Yellow River Beach, has abundant groundwater source, unique geo...

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Medical and health facilities are important parts of urban public facilities. Current research pays little attention to the public policy effect of medical service, and Medical Facility Planning is usually poorly implemented. The problems of insufficient medical and health resources, low quality, unreasonable structure and layout are particularly p...

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The public service system in public health emergencies indicates the problems of hierarchical mismatch and conducted downward Invalidation in response to explosive demand shocks. This article clarified the fragility of the public service system in response to emergencies, constructed a hierarchical facility supply system of "upper control, middle f...

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This paper studies the construction of communities in the south of Brasilia under the theory of "modern city" by Le Corbusier after the second industrial revolution, and compares it with the communities in the New Town of Sha Tin, and discusses the process of the practice of livable communities in the 20th century. Through two cases with similar fo...

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Across the globe, as existing megapolises expand, cities grapple with challenges of densification leading to the creation of satellite cities. Satellite cities have sprouted as urban offshoots on greenfield sites as a response to urban sprawl & rapid urbanization. India is an example of the same. Witnessing meteoric growth across sectors in the las...

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Due to the hierarchical medical system currently being promoted in China, the reasonable allocation of medical resources and equal medical services have become important research topics for urban planning. However, few studies have been conducted on the allocation of medical resources accounting for space accessibility based on the hierarchy of med...

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With the rapid urbanization process, the green belts in the fringe of Beijing is gradually becoming the urban-rural junction area. State-owned land used for urban construction is mixed with rural collective land. The long-term urban-rural dual structure makes the urban-rural contradiction in this area prominent. The typical villages in Beijing's gr...

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Micro public space in urban area bears the dual function of physical and mental pursuit of the community. Nowadays, regeneration of micro urban public space has become a major concern in China’s city development with the purpose of promoting the quality of physical space, reproducing the city vitality and meeting the growing demand of local commu...

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After the SARS outbreak of 2003, what had changed in China’s urban planning? And how these changes are reflected in the city’s statistical data until the COVID-19 outbreak? Moving into the post-CODIV-19 era, has any innovation taken place in the latest China’s city master planning covering the period from 2021 to 2035? Given the implementatio...

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South African planning history has resulted in a grossly unequal urban situation, which after more than twenty years of democracy, still hinders real transformation. This paper argues that deeply entrenched inequalities should not only be understood from a physical or social viewpoint, but also from that of the emotional. It seeks to uncover the ma...

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Thresholds, boundaries, and borders define the edges of our everyday life. Borders of all scales, visible or invisible, establish relationships between the built environment and surrounding communities. They have a huge role to play in terms of how we identify ourselves, relate to one another, utilize resources, and form communities. This edge is a...

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Since the 1990s, “withdrawing secondary industry and promoting tertiary industry” has become a main strategy of industrial restructuring in Shanghai. Correspondingly, industrial sites in inner city have undergone tremendous transformation. After the initial phase of mass demolition and mass new construction, brownfield regeneration in Shanghai ...

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In contemporary urban planning and designing the places are highly influenced by local cultural values, the image of the city, forming an integral part of the design process. When we travel to different towns and cities, we observe local variation in its socio-economic structure, making the design more vibrant and meaningful to the local culture. T...

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Differences in the distribution of social benefits and economic status can lead to health and power inequalities for the lower income strata. Parks are a product of citizens' rights and are an essential urban space for the urban life of the low-income strata. In addition, problems are increasingly evident in terms of residential segregation and the...

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Abstract:Previous disasters risk assessment study to assess the presence of incomplete factor, single-hazard assessment and other issues. In the context of the land space master plan, with the introduction of "Guide", deepening the urban disaster risk assessment put forward new requirements. It is the preparation and implementation of the land spac...

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When society changes from a productive society and an industrialized society to a consumer society and a post-industrialized society, cultural consumption has become its main feature, and urban space has also changed from a consumer of wealth to a creator of wealth. The process of post-modernization and post-industrialization will inevitably cause ...

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As a representative of the old industrial base in Northeast China, the resource-based cities in Heilongjiang Province provided a large number of materials, funds and talents for the final completion of industrialization. However, with the continuous consumption of resources, resource-based cities urgently need transformation and sustainable develop...

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Pingyao Ancient City is known as a "living heritage" as a model of Human-Habitat World Heritage due to its physical and spatial attributes and strong cultural attributes. Although the ancient city of Pingyao strives to completely preserve its physical space form, with the vigorous development of modern tourism and business, the cultural connotation...

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In 2011, UNESCO pointed out in "Recommendations on Urban Historical Landscapes" that "The historical urban landscape is regarded as the geographical entity of the urban area, and it is understood as the result of the historical layering of various values." Although the official put forward the innovative significance and concept of historical layer...

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Abstract: In recent years, the implementation of the rural revitalization policies and the acceleration of the new urbanization process have brought vitality to the rural areas, but it has also resulted in the rural labor loss, rural hollowing, population aging, abandoned farmland and other negative effects. With the gradual transition of China's u...

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Abstract: With the acceleration of urbanization, the concept of healthy city emerges as the times require. In the post epidemic era, China will enter the stage of new public health development, and people pay more and more attention to health. Community park is not only an important aspect of healthy city construction, but also an important part of...

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Urban green space is an important component of territorial spatial planning in all areas and all elements, which is an important guarantee for urban sustainable development. At present, there are many problems in urban green space, such as diversity, poor systematization, insufficient ecological service capacity and too much interference from human...

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With global climate change and accelerated urbanization, floods are increasing globally in frequency and intensity each year. In the past, urban flood control was mainly based on resilience, but hard embankments destroyed the ecological environment around and cannot meet the sustainable development needs of new cities anymore. The application of re...

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Urban resilience plays a positive role in promoting the response to public health emergencies and is an important means and approach to improve the level of urban response to public health emergencies. As an important space carrier for residents' activities, community public space is the key to determining the overall resilience level of the commun...

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Cities are progressive as they grow to meet the demands of people. The nucleus of the city is identified as the oldest part demonstrating its evolution and history. The city core is typified by traditional architecture, unique social culture and traditions, and opportunities for an economic generation. Due to heavy urbanization, the city core faces...

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Urban resilience is a critical principle in crisis and disaster management in urban areas. Thus, the resilient city is a safe and livable city, which can be characterized as defined by Godschalk (2003): • Disasters are minimized in the city, for people live in houses and neighborhoods with ordered services and infrastructure complying with buildi...

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Since the founding of the new republic, China has always recognized its rural roots and attached great importance to the development of its rural areas. However, rural areas have experienced constant decline due to large-scale migration of rural residents to cities amidst the rapid development of the country in the past 70 years especially in the 4...

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This paper aims to establish a sustainable Planning System that stimulates conducting Consultation and Community Engagement processes in the various stages of preparing urban development projects in line with the prevailing traditions and norms of the Gulf societies on the one hand. Moreover, there is a need to understand the lessons learned from d...

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In the last decades, the Spanish cities of Malaga and Seville have consolidated as destinations for cultural and urban tourism. The political commitment to position them as international destinations; rising the capacity of its transport infrastructure; increasing and diversification of tourist accommodation offer and focusing in the specialization...

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Currently, there are 3,900 small municipalities in Brazil - here characterized as those with up to 20,000 inhabitants – in a universe of 5,570, whose responsibilities are becoming more extensive, which demands increasing competencies in the management as federated entities. According to Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics Data, about ...

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Urban mobility is one of the most important sectors of city planning. The necessity for citizens to undertake daily journeys is critical for both the life and the function of cities. Access to jobs, services, and to meet people is key to a city’s economic vitality and quality of life. Unfortunately, many cities are experiencing a decline in acces...

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With the development of urbanization, cardiovascular disease (CVD) poses a serious threat to urban health.The factors affecting health in CVD are multifaceted and comprehensive, and clarifying the spatial distribution characteristics of CVD and multiple environmental influences is conducive to improving proactive health interventions in urban envir...

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Copernicus is the European Union's earth observation programme, providing information services that draw from satellite earth observation. The programme consists of a space segment and a ground segment. The ground segment provides access to earth observation data and services. One of the services is the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS). Th...

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As a result of urban sprawl in Jeddah that led to losing control over the old neighborhoods and focusing more on developing new neighborhoods that attract residents through internal migration. Therefore, many deteriorated areas and slums started to appear in the urban fabric of Jeddah. However, not all these deteriorated areas need the same level o...

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In 2020, the global outbreak of Corona Virus Disease 2019(COVID-19) has seriously affected most countries and regions in the world, specially in urban areas with concentrated population. Secondary disasters such as traffic jams, material shortages and social disturbances have appeared to varying degrees, threatening the health and stability of citi...

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Under the background of new urbanization, urban construction has entered the stage of stock renewal, and the research on the renewal of old blocks is urgent. Taking the material environment and the use behavior of residents as the research object, this paper puts forward a set of evaluation and design methods for block renewal from macro and meso l...

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As an important carrier of urbanization in China, the Yangtze River Delta region includes the spatial category of "three provinces and one city". There are not only super large and mega cities that absorb population, but also major labor outflow areas such as northern Anhui. As one of the most perfect urban agglomerations in China, the Yangtze Rive...

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Urban public space is an important part of citizens' lives, and its environmental quality has an important impact on citizens' activities and behaviors. During the epidemic, both the citizens and the government are more fully aware of people’s desire to enjoy urban public spaces and the importance of the environmental quality of these spaces. At ...

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Just as the development process the developed countries have experienced, during the globalization and rapid economic development, a large number of developing countries have gradually transited from agricultural society to industrial society and then to post-industrial society. However, while experiencing rapid and significant urbanization, many c...

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Public participation in planning decision-making has become an important link in the process of urban construction and renewal all over the world. The changes of environment will significantly change the life of residents in their place of residence, especially in the old urban renewal, so the opinions of local residents are particularly critical. ...

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The dynamics taking place in the big cities of Europe and the world pose a series of challenges and unprecedented demands. On the one hand, the need for affordable housing has increased due to the growing population in cities like Milan and Vienna. On the other hand, phenomena related to climate change are affecting the livability of human settleme...

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Based on the theoretical elaboration of livable cities, this essay found that the traditional livable city evaluation methods are mainly based on statistical indicators through research on the livable city evaluation index system proposed by domestic and foreign scholars. However, in the era of big data, the construction of smart cities requires Re...

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1.the Research Question: -What does the framework of China's planning system look like, i.e. the positioning and internal structure of the framework and its components? -What is the relationship between various types of planning in the system? How do they combine with each other? 2.Background:As an important policy tool for governing the countr...

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In arid regions all around the globe, the major issue lies within the scarcity of fresh water. These biomes cover around 35 % of the land area, with 20 % of world’s population residing in them. Due to the continuous problem of global warming the semi-arid area of India has expanded by 10% in the recent decades and the newly formed semi-arid regio...

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Abstract Over 40 years ago the Kates Pijawka Model for Disaster Recovery was introduced in the book chapter From Rubble to Monument: The Pace of Reconstruction (Kates & Pijawka, 1977). Since its publication in the 1977 the model has been used and cited hundreds of times to explain the process reconstruction post-disaster, such as New Orleans post K...

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Harbin, a city located in Northeast China, was founded by the Russians in 1898 when Russia commenced building the Chinese Eastern Railway (CER) under the 1896 Li-Lobanov Treaty. As the Russian administrative centre of the railway, Harbin boomed to be ‘the second biggest city in Asia after Shanghai’ by the 1920s. The Russian colonial rule brough...

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At the Fifth Plenary Session of the Nineteenth Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, it was clearly proposed to implement an urban regeneration action to promote high-quality urban development. Strengthening the transformation of older neighborhoods in cities and towns is one of the main objectives and tasks of this action. As a major ...

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With the development of urbanization and transformation of educational philosophy of universities, the relationship between the campus and the city become much closer. As an important public space embedded in the city, the campus boundary space plays a vital role in the connection and communication between campus and city. The high-quality boundary...

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The central city of southern Yunnan is located in the Hani Yi Autonomous Prefecture of Honghe, Yunnan Province, and consists of three cities: Mengzi City, Kaiyuan City and Gejiu City. The central city of southern Yunnan has obvious characteristics of natural elements such as large altitude difference, obvious topography, and rich and diverse climat...

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Abstract :China's urban development has entered a new stage of development. With the emergence of urban development needs and problems in the post-epidemic period, health impact assessment is an important topic for future urban development. There are a large number of small towns in China, the current level of construction and development is unev...

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In the context of the post-epidemic era, more attentions are paid to the impact of the environment on health. As the area for students to study and live, elementary school campuses should provide children with a supportive environment for health. This article outlines the development history of transparency, expounds the significance of transparenc...

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Inclusive design respects the diversity and differences of people, emphasizes people-centeredness, reduces the product's requirements for people's ability, and provides flexibility in choice and use. As a public service product of the city, urban parks and green spaces provide outdoor space for residents' recreational activities. However, in the in...

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Key words: tourism, gentrification, historic district, urban renewal, inclusiveness With the rapid development of tourism and urban renewal, the phenomenon of gentrification driven by tourism and urban renewal is becoming more and more obvious. The gentrification of tourism caused by the renewal of historical blocks has attracted the attention of s...

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Since 2020, COVID-19 has swept around the world, cities has suffered unprecedented challenges: economic halt, limited interpersonal interaction and compressing space. The epidemic has suppressed the vitality of urban space around the world, while urban space has gradually lost its economic function, its social interaction function has also been wea...

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The rapid urbanization process increases pressure of ecological environment protection, urban greenways help to improve this situation. And concept of healthy life is deeply recognized, making people have more demands for green space. At the same time, local landscape with regional culture characteristics has become a research hot spot. Urban green...

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Cities in this ever-changing and complex world are struggling between survival and prosperity, amid multiple challenges and divergent targets. From one hand, they are confronting escalating environmental issues such as the rising global warming, and from the other hand they are facing local urban problems that are deeply rooted in their growth and ...

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In 2020, Children (younger than 15 years old) made up 21 per cent of Iran’s total population. This emphasizes the importance of children and their special needs to be taken into consideration in the urban planning and design processes of the country. The lockdown and stay-home strategies in the times of the Covid-19 Pandemic have had psychosocial...

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Historical city of Udaipur in India is famed for its enthralling allure, welcoming environment, and the fascinating royal heritage. With its picturesque landscape, lakes, and historic significance, Udaipur has been a major tourism destination in the western state of Rajasthan. The city has two distinct areas, a Walled City dominated by the rich cul...

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Physical activity is one of the pillars that build a healthy society. It helps to prevent noncommunicable diseases, boosts mental health and contribute to general well-being. And even as proven during the times of pandemic – it one of the basic forms of citizens recreation. Most of the current research and practice focuses on delivering either wa...

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Water Sensitive Design (WSD) is gaining attention as a Nature-based Solution (NbS) to urban water problems which incorporates green infrastructure within conventional urban water systems through innovative building and landscape design. In Africa, Johannesburg and Cape Town are two cities engaging with WSD. This paper uses the Strategic Niche Manag...

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In the face of large-scale construction of new rural settlements & villages in China, it is very urgent to provide highly efficient and intelligent computer aided methods of planning and designing settlements & villages in rural areas in order to effectively protect the rural cultures and landscapes. Our research includes two sections: learning and...

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The aim of this research is to examine how Singapore is including the needs of an ageing population in its long-term planning agenda. Analysis is drawn to the city’s first integrated retirement community project, Kampung Admiralty, as an illustration of the challenges and opportunities that urbanisation and an ageing population trends create for ...

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• A brief description of the "problem": While research on Smart Sustainable Cities (SSC) have fueled a rapidly expanding scholarly work in recent years, the key trends and future research avenues are still ambiguous. • Background – our review aims to: (1) identify the most influential contributions, (2) mapping the research on smart sustainab...

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Making existing cities and new urban development more ecologically based is an urgent priority in the global push for sustainability. The study is focused on changing role and state of nature of urban ecological systems in the midst of urban sprawl and rapid urbanization. Sustainable urban design principles need to be applied in the upcoming urban ...

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The relationship between urban and rural built environment is influenced by spatial forms, life patterns, industrial structures, transportation links, and other elements. In the pre-modern period, urban and rural areas were once characterized by "homogeneity", with continuity in terms of space, living, and industry. Along with the urbanization proc...

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Much of the urban transformation in Delhi, similar to major metropolitan cities of India is taking place on the peripheral/peri-urban boundaries of the city. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has long identified urbanisation of agricultural lands as a key state strategy to undertake planned development in Delhi but its approach has changed over...

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This study focuses on the different typologies of urban spaces present in the city and focuses on its history, socio-cultural characteristics, landscape layers and neighbouring community requirements to activate it. One such neglected minority community in Bhopal surrounding the former UCIL factory site, including 19 colonies in the radius of 2.5km...

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In the process of sustainable development, most of China's resource-based cities, especially those in northeast China, are still unable to get rid of the resource exhaustion dilemma. Resilience is an effective way to deepen urban sustainable development (Meerow, S. 2016; Sharifi, A. 2016), Resilience in terms of cities generally refers to the abili...

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The urban-rural dual structure system had a profound impact on the equal supply of public resources in China. In previous studies, much discussion has been made on the configuration of public service facilities in urban area. Moreover, current technical standards on public service facility configuration pay much focus on quality and quantity, with ...

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Tourism utilization of industrial heritage is an important way to balance heritage conservation and economic development. Assessment of the developing-utilization suitability is the basis of making strategy of industrial heritage tourism. As a linear cultural heritage running through Northeast China, Chinese Eastern Railway (CER) inherits the regio...

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Making cities resilient is one of the main pillars of the 11th goal in UN Agenda 2030 and has become a convergent theme in urban contemporary policies at global level. "Urban Resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresse...

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Under the new background of territorial spatial planning in China, most cities are faced with the constraint of urban regeneration or limited land resources, however, local development demand of "planning for growth" is difficult to resolve through the traditional incremental planning, and most local governments expect to achieve growth by planning...

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The article discusses the transformation of abandoned urban areas appropriated by the community to propose critical alternatives to the productive rationality of common urbanization. The redevelopment of Estelita Wharf in Recife, Brazil, is used as a case study. The area, located close to the historic city centre, has historical and symbolic import...

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Wollstonecraft (1792) believed that power, be it economic, political, or social, is mainly restricted to the public realm. This realm, she argues, is completely appropriated for men. Thus, for her, access to the public realm is vital to the empowerment of women. To reach empowerment, they should bridge these two spheres of private and public in ord...

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For decades poor and low-income residents in urban areas of developing countries have sought security in informal settlements. One of the main threats to tenure security for households is the action of governments, especially with the eviction of households in informal settlements. Tenure security is understood as being a complex concept (Mahadevia...

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