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Problem: Associated with Chinese rapid urbanization, some disordered environment has resulted in residents’ loss of perceived safety, which is harmful no only to citizens’ wellbeing but also for the sustainable development of city (Olusola O, 2020). Background: Although literature have suggested the possible influencing mechanism between built ...

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The most severe impacts of the crisis are unfolding in cities, and Tokyo as one of the world largest with almost 14 million residents is, at an even higher risk. Thus, the relevancy in the explorations of how to make our cities more self-sufficient, livable and just is prime at this moment in history. The unique Japanese context of shrinking econom...

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In 2013, China proposed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a Chinese solution to sustainable development. Based on the original BRI, the emphasis on green and sustainability has become a new trend in recent years because of environmental concerns, especially climate change. In this context, the idea of promoting the BRI to connect the 2030 Sustain...

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The 1980s marked an ideological shift about youth by neoliberalism calling for free possessive individuals against the oppressive state. Neoliberalism abstained from the welfare model of the state as an enhancer of human well-being and an administrator of a command and control economy towards a view that advocates ways to free citizens and the econ...

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As an influential sector in the national economy, real estate and the urban economy play an essential role in sustainable economic growth. Sustainable development of a healthy real estate market contributes to improve citizens' quality of life and achieve sustainable urban management. Representing the coupling relationship between housing price and...

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This paper addresses the use of the term sustainability as an environmentalized narrative in the urban development policies proposed by the municipal government of Porto Alegre, Brazil, for an industrial brownfield area known as IV District. At the base of this proposal is a wide normalization and valorization of entrepreneurship as the dominant pa...

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Growing population is one of the important problem faced by whole world. As it comes with the responsibility of completing the basic needs of the people. Shelter is one of the important need of any person. The rural population is usually attracted to the urban areas either to grab the job opportunity or many are attracted to the lifestyle of urban ...

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Purpose With the recently increasing emphasis on sustainable planning and the connection between public values and environmental, social, and economic aspects, there is a need to study temporary uses in public spaces. They are significant ways for achieving sustainability in urban development, especially when users meet their needs by interacting w...

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The World Health Organisation and the European Healthy Cities Network recommend that urban planning and designing focus on the communities and increase their well-being. In recent years, urban planning and design have provided urban rehabilitation in once peripheral or cross-border areas. It has offered the opportunity to redesign the public realm ...

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Governments and real estate developers around the world have been implementing measures in attempts to ensure the continuation and preservation of local cultures, encourage public activities to be community-run, and promote bottom-up dispute resolution. Despite such efforts, rapid urban growth has oftentimes proven to be too powerful a force and ev...

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Human-oriented factors present unavoidable challenges and uncertainties in building energy strategic planning. The uncertainties escalate when the target society is not fully known to the decision-maker and can create performance gaps between the expected and actual outcomes of sustainability targets. This article aims to investigate the role of so...

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“Neither resembles like village nor a city”, “Orderly Chaos”, “Shanties behind the buildings” (Mukherjee 1988; Bhan 2013): these are some key dynamics, when anyone talks about the “Unauthorized Colonies of Delhi (UC)”. UCs, the ‘Microsomes of Delhi’, have always been the headline during different transcends since post-partition ...

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As the global urban agenda is increasingly being restructured by major emphasis on the reproduction of urban space as an opportunity space both in the developed but more in the developing world, the implications on the society becomes a major subject in the current urban discourse. The current urban agenda of Istanbul implies constant pressure to r...

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In China, urban areas and rural areas are usually regarded as different objects, causing the current classification of planning. Urban planning, overall land use planning and special planning, such as environmental, transportation, socio-economic development planning, are generally applied to differentiated goals and objectives. However, to some ex...

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Urbanization and in specific sprawl, has for quite a long time has been a main issue in urban analysis and planning strategies. There can be no doubt that the foremost tradition in urban studies has given sparse intention to water in urbanization. The few researches traded waterscapes as a case in studies of social, environmental, and economic pers...

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After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, spatial planning at the regional level instantly turned from a specific area of ​​practice-oriented knowledge into an anachronism, unsuitable in the new economic conditions. The initial socio-psychological orientation to the implementation of reforms to weaken government interference in the economy gained...

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The COVID-19 epidemic has affected people's life activities, which makes the pursuit of health an important starting point for life behavior choices. Guangzhou Conghua is located in the northern part of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in China. This is an urban community area with diverse ecological elements and high-quality ecologic...

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The Yangtze River, the longest river in Asia, crosses nearly one-fifth of China's land area. She is known as the "Mother River" of China. Wuhan, located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, is located at the junction of mountains and plains. The city has laid a unique urban pattern as two rivers meet and three towns stand together. Water con...

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The Greater Bangalore region has a rich geological and ecological history that has supported extensive enterprise, industries, agriculture, and now IT sector driven urbanization. While the region is transforming into a smart city, there is tremendous potential to organise spatial information within Greater Bangalore limits that could be used as a b...

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Currently, many papers have discussed holistic and nature-based solutions for infrastructures to tackle urban climate threats, but rarely with the entangled complexities of a developing country. Not to mention the lack of data, financial support, and weak governance which cause the delay in joining the changing paradigm. This research seeks the pos...

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The paper is about the city-scape of Bangalore and it is also about the power of mobility infrastructure development to determine corresponding changes in urban morphology and the eyes through which it is seen. In the recent past, the superimposing of the Monorail system on to the existing constructed street has altered the figure unique to the cit...

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Urban animals are an integral part of the Indian society, both culturally and religiously. The natural world sustains us and the non-human species play a critical role in its wellbeing. Yet the development models for our cities have always ignored these ever present ‘imperceptible stakeholders’ and have prioritized economy over sustainability. ...

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Over the years, there has been a consensual theoretical understanding of how settlements have developed. However, in spite of this, countries globally have categorized and delimited their settlements according to their own definition. This has resulted in there being limited comparable knowledge on how settlements have actually developed and advanc...

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Inadequate public transportation system in the Bandung Metropolitan Area has triggered the growth of self-organized transportation to meet daily transportation demand. On one hand, this initiative brings positive contributions in terms of provision of reliable urban mobility and creates innovations in transportation sector that leads to digital tra...

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Climate crisis is a global problem that requires immediate mitigation. One of the efforts for climate change mitigation is the utilization of renewable energy. On Sumba Island, Indonesia, the Sumba Iconic Island for Renewable Energy (SII) program was established to encourage the use of renewable energy to mitigate the climate crisis while increasin...

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In the past, there has been a substantial amount of research examining the topo-metric characteristics of European and American settlements using space syntax (Hillier & Hanson, 1984 and 1986; Hillier, 1996; Carvalho & Penn, 2004; Shpuza, 2014; Major, 2015 and 2018). Such studies highlighted key topo-metric differences in the spatial logic of Europ...

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The city of Rome 3 million inhabitants are mostly unaware of the significant geo-hydro-meteo risks affecting the urban ecosystems. Floods, droughts, landslides, sinkholes as well as urban and industrial pressures impacting the safety and sustainability of natural and human resources. The city, following a significant urban and demographic growth of...

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As one of the oldest cities in China and the starting point of the Silk Road, Xi’an has served 13 dynasties as their capitals and has the most complete city wall in China. The continuously growing urban development and the rapidly iterative digital technology have changed the cognitive way in urban conception. Being part of urban revitalization, ...

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Qatar has experienced several decades of substantial growth, largely driven by the exploit of natural resources. The growing economy has in turn fuelled immense development and physical change within Qatar, supporting the growing population of people who are an integral part of the emerging employment sectors. For several years now, Qatar had a cle...

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The increasing prevalence of diseases in urban populations caused by poor living conditions and social inequities is a major concern for cities and their dwellers alike. This concern has become even more relevant after the COVID-19 pandemic, which highlighted a significant vulnerability to health disasters. This research aims to examine and fill th...

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Unprecedented economic and population growth rates in the last two decades led to a major physical transformation of tiny-hydrocarbon city-state Qatar. The scale of transformation was historic which led to improved well-being and a high-quality lifestyle. This paper presents a detailed, integrated urban metabolism or resource throughput to this tin...

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India is a developing country and rapid growth in urbanization is being observed in the Indian cities. In this development process, what often gets ignored is the human scale and the people for whom the cities are built. Cities can be meaningful places to live in if spaces within them are lively, vibrant, and provide opportunities for people. And t...

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The purpose of this study is to analyze the influence of post-socialist transit on spatial equality in Moscow. By spatial equality, we mean the availability of citizens to everyday services and amenities that are provided by private companies and public authorities. We aim to research what spatial patterns modern Moscow has inherited from socialism...

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The paper aims to analyse the trajectories of urban planning of Delhi from the lens of its historic water architecture since 12th C. AD till the present. The expected outcome of the study is to bring to fore the illegibility of a robust system which shows the city has been historically water- conscious as opposed to water- scarce as of today. The s...

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Urbanization is the most transformative trend of 21st century being witnessed by mankind. The United Nations 2018 report envisages Delhi to be world’s most populous city by 2028 with 37.2 million people. As per McKinsey, it is expected that India will add more than 20 billion square metres of residential floor area to meet the housing needs of th...

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At the beginning of China's Reform and Opening Up, in order to promote the development and construction of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, the central government sent several central enterprises to support, and thus formed several relatively independent development zones in Shenzhen. As a zone developed under the leadership of the Overseas Chinese ...

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This paper investigates how to balance soft approach (public participation) and hard approach (hard infrastructures in urban mitigation planning in the context of vulnerable coastal areas due to land subsidence and flooding in Kampung Kemijen, Semarang, Indonesia. The city needs a new approach in long-term multiscale urban mitigation planning with ...

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In the current scenario of the environmental crisis ahead, it has been recognized that the trajectories of urban development have contributed significantly to the deterioration and decrease of the stock of natural ecosystems that are essential for human well-being (IUCN, 2020). According to World Economic Forum, agricultural and urban expansion has...

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The focus of the research, which started with an endeavor to understand infraordinary spaces— tea stalls, as a condition and catalyst for social coexistence took a shift especially after the drastic impact of the unprecedented situation—Covid-19 lockdown, on the life and livelihoods of the research community. While here, the tea stall has been ...

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This study investigates the water – electricity nexus in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic by examining the water and electricity consumption across six socioeconomic sectors. Due to inadequate research on spatial modelling of water – electricity nexus in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, this study investigated geographical zonal-level ...

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The contrast between where inner-city residents live and where they work is the basis of Kain’s (1968) “spatial mismatch” hypothesis. Both Wilson (1987) and Gobillon, Selod, and Zenou (2007) have offered different interpretations of “spatial mismatch” theory to confirm its conceptual validity. For Wilson, “spatial mismatch” theory can...

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In England, most new developments in the urban built environment result from a process of a local municipality approving/refusing individual developer proposals. This process has a crucial role in shaping the quality of the urban built environment and the subsequent impacts on people’s health and wellbeing. As it currently operates, the English p...

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The Nigerian economy is experiencing jobless growth, based mainly on the extractive industries which provide more money than opportunities for decent work. The informal sector constitutes a major part of the indigenous private sector. Although critics dismiss the sector as ‘a chaotic jumble of unproductive activates’, the fact is that the secto...

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The 21st century is and will be urban on every continent. Rapid urbanization has become the main trend, especially in the global South, bringing together challenges with unprecedented complexity and numerous opportunities for a more sustainable development. Challenges such as increasing needs for resources, climate change, and overpopulation have r...

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Aleppo or “Halab,” is one of the world’s oldest inhabited urban areas; historically, it has been known for its multicultural community, as well as its extensive urban economic, social, cultural, and institutional capital (UN-HABITAT, 2014). Over the past ten years, the literature on Aleppo has predominantly focused on its severely damaged eas...

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The regeneration of derelict urban areas by large-scale development projects presented as “knowledge-based” is perceived as a major policy and planning objective and as a potentially fruitful opportunity to trigger regional growth dynamics. However, it raises many questions regarding the integration of these knowledge districts into the city. C...

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South African townships are areas that are traditionally marginalized from places of economic and social opportunity and affluence. Built originally as places of cheap labour in the apartheid era, there is no denying that townships today carry a deep sense of culture, both historical and modern. With townships such as Soweto (previous black townshi...

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In an increasingly urbanized world, governments and international corporations strive to increase productivity of cities, recognized as economy growth hubs, as well as ensuring a better quality of life and living conditions to citizens. Although significant effort is performed by international organizations, researchers, etc. to transform the chall...

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The improvement of neigbourhood amenities is one of the key urban renewal issues in old districts. Due to tight deadlines and financial restrictions, the amenities’ improvement in China have been often criticized for the misallocation of resources meeting resident’s demand. Previous studies have investigated how residents’ demand in amenities...

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Emissions from the transportation sector generate over $ 1 trillion in health damage every year. The growth of that sector has also contributed to expanding greenhouse gas emissions associated with rising sea levels, temperatures, fires, and other impacts on climate change. Urban bus fleets are the primary way of urban mobility for hundreds of mill...

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Qatar like most of other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries is experiencing a technology-driven transformation towards a low-carbon and energy-efficient built environment. This was reflected in different government initiatives and efforts to promote and adopt the use of renewables energies to encourage the development of low carbon smart citi...

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It was since the inception of a modernized Abu Dhabi in the late 60s that its housing has been evolving as well. Land allocation to Emirati nationals, the founding of a national housing program and the very new Master Plans for Abu Dhabi were all parts of a major effort of Sheikh Zayed to settle down a primarily nomadic population and provide conte...

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The dominance of artificial surfaces over ecological spaces in urban environments is not only causing severe environmental crises but also having a significant impact on citizens' mental health. While many studies have been conducted to investigate the relationship between urban ecological environments and citizens' mental health, many of the mecha...

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In western countries, 20th century saw an increasing tendency of segregation of urban structure functionally for carrying out different activities like housing, office, manufacturing and leisure. Clarifications given for such developments include reasons such as functionally homogeneous areas fit efficiently in logics of real estate market and admi...

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Unsustainable urban environments alongside inefficient policy frameworks pose critical impacts on urban populations, especially in vulnerable groups. Women, in particular, are at the frontline of the current multilayer crisis, and at the same time significantly underrepresented in decision-making processes in the urban planning arena. Recent report...

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The GCC cities have been witnessing rapid changes in their urban systems to cope with the post-oil era. Recently the GCC governments have allocated multibillion US dollars to finance major infrastructure, urban rejuvenation, and rehabilitation projects in most of the major cities to diversify its economy and have a smooth transition towards the pos...

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In 1772, Kolkata (Calcutta) was announced as the first capital of British India, having a major port and a rich cultural and built heritage in its core. As a result, Kolkata became the British's commercial center, and the city developed in terms of urban planning. Later on, Kolkata became the melting pot of a diverse complex amalgamation of communi...

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An adequate, safe, and affordable house to live in is a significant commodity needed by all levels of society, including urban communities. Therefore, the provision of adequate, safe, and affordable housing for all elements of society has become one of the main targets of the Indonesian government. The target is stated in the National Mid-Term Plan...

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The article’s core argument is that media not only communicates urban visions, but also recreates it for the purpose of producing exclusivity. This acknowledgment of media’s duality offers a greater understanding of larger issues at play, such as the influence of neoliberal forces on global and urban policies, property development practices, th...

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In the post‐COVID‐19 era, it is necessary for cities to increase their level of resilience to cope with unexpected risks. How can they improve their level of resilience? This article will stress research on the most vulnerable units in cities and further identify key vulnerability indicators of these units. The study area is in Wuhan, China, an...

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The complexities of urban informality are increasingly being examined in nuanced and region specific ways. Within the post-socialist states of Central-Eastern Europe, a growing body of research is interrogating phenomena within urban environments through the lens of transition and the unique historical and social dynamics of the area. In Romania, o...

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The development of any community is inextricably linked to the space in which it occupies. This means that on the one hand the community shapes the space, on the other hand the space shapes the community. From among many urban development trends that gained acceptance and popularity in recent decades, such as smart city, eco city, 15-minute city or...

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