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The transitional phase in which the Danube Region (DR) cities found themselves after the 2008 economic crisis allowed a window of opportunity to enact positive change on the planning policy level. There have been numerous initiatives in the past aimed to reuse, even temporarily, un-valued physical assets for launching novel forms of economies by a ...

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The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has set itself the ambitious objective of reducing by 55% greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, despite an estimated strong population growth. This goal is in line with the European “Green Deal” strategy, which aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. In order to ensure that this objective is reachable, the Luxembour...

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China has experienced the largest and fastest urbanization in the worldwide history, but there are also serious problems such as environmental pollution, barbaric land expansion and inadequate governance. In order to promote urban ecological progress and high-quality development, China is exploring new modes of urban governance like the so-called a...

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The regeneration of old communities is currently among the most concerned actions of urban construction in China. Now, it is generally acknowledged that the management and sustainable development of old communities are hard to maintain by solely relying on the government's investment. How to encourage and guide enterprises, social organizations, an...

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The social, environmental and economic challenges as a result of climate change are enormous, above all in urban territories. Periods of extreme rainfall will increase both in frequency and intensity, also in the City of Antwerp. Furthermore the number of days with extreme heat will increase, resulting in longer periods of drought and reducing grou...

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Social sustainability has been increasingly discussed in scholarly research. Several attempts have been made to conceptualize and measure social sustainability in urban contexts. However, although researchers seem to be more and more interested in social sustainability, the concept has not been extensively applied in urban governance and planning p...

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How can cities respond to the new and emerging challenges that we are facing today? How can they stand differently and offer a new way of living that best meets their professional requirements and a healthy and social lifestyle? These questions were the cornerstone for Msheireb Properties to plan and build Msheireb Downtown Doha, the world’s firs...

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With the aim to improve the quality of life in cities, the implementation and integration of the ICT technology as an infrastructure for the vital urban services basically implies the smart city idea. Governments today, as they are in pursuit of a sustainable development in the urban environment, are interested in the smart city implementations whe...

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The objectives of the Study were a comprehensive assessment of the urban planning potential and limitations of the development of a new city, the definition of its borders, the formation of key principles, parameters and a comprehensive model of the development of a new city. One of the tasks of the Study was the subsequent preparation of a detaile...

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How to deal with the spatial relationship between city and village in urban areas is a major concern of many cities in China. Especially in the construction of new towns, the relationship between city and village is often treated as a pair of contradictions. It is considered that there is a gap in cultural expression, economic value relationship an...

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The emergence of COVID-19 pandemic makes governments around the world start to attach greater importance to the planning of Pedestrian and Bicycle Traffic Systems (PBTS)[1]. However, efficient and reasonable urban PBTS need to conform to the current situation of supply-demand differentiation of public walking or cycling, and to achieve the fairness...

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According to the World Health Organization (2020), 80% of adolescent children in cities worldwide have insufficient physical activity levels. Studies from the UK and Europe show that children’s walking trips have dropped by a significant margin in recent decades. Active Commuting to and from School (ACS), which is one of the main ways for childre...

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The northern part of Nicosia (Cyprus) has suffered a long period of isolation since the partition of the country and the establishment of a buffer zone through the city in 1974. As the situation continues to ease, and with the principal pedestrian land crossings in the city centre opened in 2008, the central area of the city has experienced develop...

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Hengdaohezi is a key node town along Chinese Eastern Railway in Northeast China. It has a century of history with hundreds of historical buildings and cultural heritage. With the change of times, Hengdaohezi Town faced various challenges brought by the transformation of the social and natural environment, space requirement and the migration of resi...

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Different from a single monument or site, heritage management in historical towns and cities pays more attention to the people who live there and keep the site livable in a sustainable way. By taking the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bamberg as a case study, the paper examines how a historical town with community is facing the challenges of vitalit...

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Almost none of the countries in the world are not impacted by the current ongoing world pandemic. This is an exceptional circumstance in a century that intrigues all the world-professions and entities to oversee pandemic mitigations through their expertise’ lenses. For urban planners, urban designers, and architects who influence the shape of the...

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The paper explores the effects and contribution of contemporary urbanisation dynamics to Child Road Safety in Jamaica, by analysing metrics for Child Road Traffic Injury and Fatalities over particular periods and in particular places Methodologically, the research used multiple data and information, including analysis of motor vehicle crash sites, ...

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The report is presenting part of the results and ongoing work of the EU Horizon2020 project proGIreg (productive Green Infrastructure for post-industrial urban regeneration: Nature for Renewal). ProGIreg project aims to demonstrate the integration of nature-based solutions (NBS) into business models that are economically self-sustaining and provide...

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Track :5 uniqueness and connectivity Conservative of Peri urban area with its environment M. Manasa 1 , Arulmalar Ramaraj 2 1 Asst.Prof, Sri Venkateswara College of Architecture, Madhapur-Hyderbad, 2. Professor, Deprtment of Architecture, Sathyabama Institute of Science & Technology,Chennai-119. 1manasa.mudhraj@gmail.co. 2 arulmalar21@gmail.com Abs...

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Worker's village is a regular determinant community composed of 4-6-storey brick and concrete houses, which appeared on the edge of urban areas or near outer suburbs during the rapid development of industrialization in China from 1950s to 1990s. Most of the residents who lived here witnessed the prosperity and vitality of the vigorous development o...

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In the past decade, E-commerce has thrived with the popularization of the Internet and it has gradually changed people’s daily life. Driven by the low entrance standard and flexible working locations of ‘Taobao’ (a C2C E-commerce company like eBay), e-commerce brings to life a range of burgeoning startup SMEs (Small and medium enterprises) in...

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This paper suggests that capacitation of under-resourced local government for statutory compliance is dependent on innovative practices and committed public officials. This paper explores key attributes that led to the successful establishment of the Municipal Planning Tribunal despite the unfavorable conditions in the Lesedi Local Municipality. It...

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Abstract: Since current urban development comes along with continued increasing population growth, enhancing the living quality of urban dwellers is a central concern for implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11-to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. As the important space entity with natural biological ac...

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City Information Modeling (CIM), on the basis of Building Information Modeling (BIM), Geographic Information System (GIS), Internet of Things (IoT) etc., has incorporated a full-factor spatial model with two and three-dimensional information and data of cities, and therefore, is a fundamental and critical platform for smart city construction. Based...

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Although there is a plethora of what sustainability is, approaches tend to address its dimensions separately. The concept of sustainable development originally included a clear social mandate, for two decades the human dimension has been neglected. However, it is clear that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development mus...

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An intense political focus on cutting energy consumption from the use phase of buildings has dominated the European political agenda for the past several decades, with significant results being supported by European policies and initiatives such as the Covenant of Mayors, which has been signed by more than 10,000 cities intent on achieving climate ...

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Tractebel developed a Cities Vision for the horizon 2030 for ENGIE Research that aims to sketch a qualitative understanding of the current and future worldwide urban landscape. Understanding the evolution of cities is at the heart of this vision. The first research track examined by the Cities 2030 Vision is ‘global trends’: the evolution of ci...

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Mumbai’s vision of a ‘Slum Free’ city calls for a shift from the currently prevalent ‘developer driven’ to a ‘community led’ redevelopment process. The developer led market driven model, wherein the sale of housing units in the open market helps cross subsidisation of free units for the slum dwellers, has led to the creation of vertic...

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Greece is a country with a long and glorious past that is reflected in its rich monumental heritage spread throughout the country and well beyond its territorial seas. However, despite the long list of archaeological sites, new archaeological findings are constantly revealed, usually by accident, when constructions with a need to dig take place (fo...

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