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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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The transport of goods, particularly in dense urban areas, contributes to a problem that most of today's cities share: they are overcrowded by motorized traffic. In that context, urban freight and city logistics are central to the Brazilian economy, but face a number of economic and environmental challenges. This paper aims to contribute to a new b...

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Children's independent mobility is considered as the core planning goal of child-friendly cities. Children’s active school travel (AST) is an important part of children mobility, which is conducive to children's physical and mental health. Besides satisfying the safety and accessibility, more attention should be paid to improve the comfort of sch...

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Cultural diversity is an important feature of ethnic minority inhabited areas. In the context of rapid urbanization, villages inhabited by ethnic minorities are facing social issues such as population loss, ‘hollowing out’, and culture shock. This paper takes the peri-urban village of Gejia in Yunnan Province as the research object, relying on ...

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Chinese cities have a history of at least five thousand years, and the city of Chang'an in the Tang Dynasty is a milestone. The planning and design of Chang'an City represented the most advanced level in the world at that time and laid the foundation for the design of China's capital city. With the global outbreak of the new crown virus COVID-19, i...

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Participatory slum upgrading (PSUP) has been vigorously promoted by UN-Habitat as a bottom up strategy to inclusive planning. It is envisioned that by putting slums on urban maps and by involving the residents of unplanned settlements in the planning processes there will be more sustainable and tangible results. Zambia which has a high rate of urba...

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This case study on urban heat island effects report will focus on an innovative design concept on how to reduce urban heat island effect using eco friendly concept for building and design. This project encapsulates the concept of earthen clay cones as cooling system. In urban heat islands during summer heat, the climate is sub-tropical-arid with ho...

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The simulation model of land use change is an effective tool to study the interaction between human and nature in different spatial and temporal characteristics. Due to the future sustainable demand and the rapid growth of population, large-scale human activities will lead to the change of land use type and the excessive consumption of natural reso...

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Data from the Seventh National Census showed that the population over 65 years old in China has increased by 5.44 percentage points in just ten years, indicating that China's future aging population will continue to deepen. Xi'an is one of the cities with serious aging, and urban pension mode is given priority to with family pension, the elderly li...

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The rural environment in a large part of inland Spain, beyond the coast and the Madrid metropolis, as in other regions of the world, is today marked by depopulation and conditioned by a debate that seems more attentive to the problem itself than to viable solutions. Apart from well-intentioned policies, as in the EU, where the emphasis is on promot...

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Description – Traditional communities within urban centers are a common feature in the Omani landscape, characterized by narrowing road widths, high density, and the close-knit social fabric of the generations of residents living within. With little to no published research on the subject of urbanism in Oman (BENKARI, 2017), international plannin...

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In the past few years, public health and street space design are receiving extensive attention.The study have shown inhalable particle and gaseous pollutants exposed in outdoor spaces directly or indirectly affect population mortality,hospitalization rates and respiratory disease symptoms and other issues in the field of public health. As an impo...

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Indian Cities are predicted to support more than 40% of India’s population and more than 75% of the national GDP by the next decade. Urban masses are facing rapidly increasing challenges from numerous natural and human-made pressures such as rapid urbanization, climate change, terrorism, and increased risks from natural hazards. Cities must be ab...

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Abstract: As an effective method to quantify the utilization and evaluate the sustainability of natural resources, ecological footprint can indicate the degree of dependence of human production activities and living on natural resources. In order to measure the sustainable potential of the ecological system in Lushan County, this paper optimizes th...

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The rise of “fortified enclaves” across cities around the world, and especially those of the global South, has been widely discussed, documented and deliberated upon (Caldeira, Sassen, Harvey et al). Across diverse global examples, prevailing academic discourse frames these enclaves in terms of their patterns of production and their effect on t...

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The appropriate allocation and service level configuration of hospitals is of great importance in improving the quality of individuals’ life, as well as maintaining social security and social stability. Yet in traditional urban planning projects in China, hospitals are usually roughly configured and laid where the population of certain districts ...

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As the stage of urban development shifts from high-speed expansion to a steady state of quality improvement, the perspective of planning will gradually shift from focusing on the grand narrative structure to focusing on realistic problem solving. For central urban areas that have experienced the full cycle of urban development, urban problems are p...

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Indian cities have witnessed unprecedented flows of displaced people in modern times. It began with the influx of Hindus and Sikhs from East and West Pakistan in 1947, followed by Tibetan refugees in the 1960s, Afghan Hindus, Sikhs, and Christians in the 1990s. A majority of these refugees settled in New Delhi. They contributed to the development o...

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What is happening in urban development in Russia's periphery in the provinces is often overlooked in scientific research trying to understand and theorize post-socialist urban conditions. Discussions of national priority projects and federal target programs headed by the state as spatial manifestations of state capitalist development create a prece...

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Rapid urbanization in China is placing increased pressure on urban drainage infrastructure. Northeast coastal cities are susceptible to flood damage from typhoons and climate change is expected to produce more extreme weather events. Urban planners and local governments need better risk assessment tools to plan for future extreme events. An open da...

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In recent years, there is a surge in Chinese cities of transforming traditional high-tech park to Innovation District as knowledge-based economy performing a key role in city competitiveness. While mainly focuses on innovation industries, Innovation District also requires specific place quality that accommodates innovation corporation as well as ta...

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After experiencing super-large-scale urbanization and modernization, many Chinese cities have shifted their development goals from the development of urban land to the improvement of the urban built environment. In the process of high-speed construction in recent decades, Chinese cities have collaged buildings of different eras, forms, and qualitie...

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The proposition for the paper centers on identifying unique place-making attributes and spatial characteristics of future cities in the making. Drawing upon specific ecological, physical, social, and economic conditions of these cities, their planners have evolved solutions that address contemporary city challenges of fragmented open spaces, discon...

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All over the world, people continue to move from a location to the other on daily basis. Ac-cording to UN Habitat, (2019) more than 1/7th of the world is in constant movement from one location to the other. These movements are influenced by the desire to seek better opportunities, the need for a less vulnerable environment and other forces of migra...

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The population in Mexico is concentrated in 15 metropolitan areas with more than one million inhabitants; these agglomerations produce more than 75% of the national GDP. Most greenhouse effect gases (GHG) generated in the country come from these cities, consequently, innovative strategies aimed at managing human activities in them are the best poss...

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Among of all the challenges that cities face, the most crucial one is the need to shape the ability to create well-being of urban communities, what becomes urgent as a result of the compound effect generated by climate change – distinguished between direct impacts, indirect effects and pre-existing vulnerability (Silva, Kernaghan & Luque, 2012). ...

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Flanders (Belgium) is an urbanised region characterised by urban sprawl: a conglomeration of rather small urban centres and villages, within a patchwork of scattered development, fragments of nature, forest or agricultural areas. Recently private urban green space in Flanders has been mapped (Somers, Van Valckenborgh, & Strosse, 2020), complementin...

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Metropolitan planning is by far a major trend in the worldwide spatial development landscape for decades. Though metropolitan areas have long been considered to reflect the institutional dimension of urban-rural partnerships, in the last 15 years the concept of Functional Urban Area (FUA) has emerged in connection to the degree of urbanization arou...

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Urban diseases characterized by traffic jams, too more time commuted on the way, etc. are widely regarded as to be caused by the shortcomings of existing transportation technology. It cannot be cured completely by using the existing transportation technology. However, advanced automatic driving technique and vehicle-road cooperative technique turne...

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Taking Shanghai Caohejing Development Zone as a case study, this paper explores the influencing factors of jobs-housing spatial relationship in industrial park in megacity under the background of urban renewal, in order to provide some policy suggestions for planning response. Firstly, the distribution of the employees' residence places is measured...

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The quality of urban community microclimate will affect the health of the outdoor space environment and residents' environmental behaviour. Urban development in China has generally entered an era of "reduction and connotation" development, and the gradual evolution of community fabric has become a national consensus for urban development. How to as...

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Traditional industry and natural resources exploitation processes represented the stepping stone for intensive urbanization, contributing to the creation of cities and society as we know them. Economic development based on intensive exploitation activities with a negative impact on nature has clearly shown to be unsustainable. The city of Baia Mare...

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Justice is one of the world's cardinal virtues. In the field of urban and regional development, it is usually used as a guiding principle for the distribution of state funds and infrastructures or to avoid burdens, e.g. from traffic. Arguments of distributive justice and institutional justice play an important role here (cf. Soja 2010). Additional ...

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The United Nations, the Population growth and urbanization are projected to add 2.5 billion people to the world’s urban population by 2050, with nearly 90% of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa (United Nations, 2014). In India Urban Planning conventionally has been viewed as land use planning through Master Plan approach or Development ...

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The aim of this study is to define the cultural values that inspire the formation of traditional market spatial patterns. This study dealt with traditional market spatial pattern, hidden cultural values in the form of the morphology, and the factors that cause change. This study takes place in Sapon market in Egba-Oke-Ona in the city of Abeokuta, O...

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Today, more than 50% of the world’s population resides in urban areas with staggering growth rate. Of this growing population, about 90% population growth will take place in Asian and Africans cities. This growing urbanization will see a demand for infrastructure and urban services, thereby creating a burden on climate and environment amongst oth...

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Aim: The research highlights the role of the occupant in urban development (user presence, user interactions) in environmental conditions (thermal, light, air quality, noise). Material and method: Designerly way of knowing is the backbone of research methodology. The research will select the most famous buildings in Iran in which energy performance...

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Urban space presents a high-density development direction, together with the fast rhythm of life and work and the unfair distribution of urban green space. These lead to the frequency of busy people coming into contact with park green space in daily life decreases.At the same time, with the increase of traffic jams and commuting distances, more tim...

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In the context of increasing rates of overweight and obesity among children worldwide, insufficient physical activity may serve as a non-negligible behavioral factor which decreases physical fitness level for Chinese children. Many recent studies have shown that parents’ and children’s perception of community environment would affect children...

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ISOCARP Doha World Congress Abstract Harvard GSD: Spiro Pollalis, Gareth Doherty Harvard SPH: John Spengler, Wendy Purcell Liverpool University ArCHIAM: Soumyen Bandyopadhyay Urban Economy Forum: Reza Pourvaziry, Anantha Krishnan Ardalan Associates: Nader Ardalan DOHA VISION 2050: Sustainable Urbanism for the Gulf – A Foresight Challenge Session ...

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Today, the global world agenda is undoubtedly clear, affecting all aspects of our life - this is the problem of the ecological situation. According to the latest UN climate report, we are approaching the critical average temperature on the planet with tremendous speed. And it's really very bad. Human activities continue to gain momentum and what is...

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Growing urban population has led to recognition of urban sprawl as a serious planning concern, especially in developing countries. Urban economists identify three major responsible forces that interact together and lead to spatial urban sprawl. First, the population growth resulting in outward expansion of urban areas; Second, rising income levels ...

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Fast urbanisation has marked the past decades of the global development. Planning research paid a lot of attention to understanding the growth of the cities - various spatial, environmental, social and economic issues have been risen and addressed through incresingly interdisciplinary approaches. In this drive to provide good urban environments, th...

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This paper explores how the traditional construction wisdom of Lingnan region deals with urban planning to gain better human comfort. The traditional construction wisdom of Lingnan region adopts unique design techniques such as layout, ventilation and heat insulation, which not only adapts to the hot and humid summer climate in southern China, but ...

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India globally ranks 3rd and 1st for the percentage of Diabetic population and annual death rate due to Type 2 Diabetes respectively (Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, 2019). Similar physical and physiological health conditions have crept into the lives of urban residents across the globe, which is a matter of concern. The urban environme...

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The Air Transport industry is one of the key industries in the world, it created 65.5 million jobs directly or indirectly, generated $ 2.7 trillion in revenue, and took 3.6% of the world’s GDP in 2017 (ATAG). The major airports have become key nodes in global production and enterprise systems offering them speed, agility, and connectivity. They a...

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At present, China's urban construction has been transformed to the historical stage of fine adjustment and improvement, which means that the focus of urban planning and construction has begun to shift from the concept of speed first to quality pursuit, and gradually pay attention to people's life comfort and happiness in cities. In the face of urba...

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There are some differences in terms of spatial form in our cities that constantly change and grow with the developing technology. While some neighborhoods develop with an organic and spontaneous urban texture, some neighborhoods may have a grid or radial form. This study aims to examine the relationship between the crime rates and the perception of...

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The aging situation of China is severe at this stage, and the "14th Five-Year Plan" has recommended that tackling aging should be raised as a national strategy. There is no doubt about the utility of parks to physical and mental health of the elderly, and it is also an important space carrier for elderly health behavior. Among them, paths are the m...

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The recent economic growth in Yangon has resulted in large migration from rural areas leading to affordable housing shortage and an increase in informal settlements. Social housings have since then delivered in two approaches namely “One Million Housing Program” under government and community-led housing by non-governmental organization (NGO). ...

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This paper attempts to answer the question: How can community micro-regeneration projects in Chinese cities be situated and contextualised as particular kinds of practices to build sustainable communities? The research discussed in this paper focuses on Beijing Old City. It situates state-led regeneration practices engaging various actors in histor...

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Since 2020, the urbanisation rate of China's resident population has reached 63.89%. According to the general rule of urbanisation in the world, the growth rate of urbanisation is about to slow down relatively, and is facing the choice of the "Y" path of urbanisation (physical urbanisation/intellectual urbanisation) in the world. China's 14th Five-...

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Indonesia is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world and is exposed to a range of natural hazards that can hinder development outcomes, affecting its people and the economy. Disaster management is inseparable from the aspect of funding for small to large scale disasters and the availability of funding for the emergency response phase,...

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Conceptualisation and design functions in the built environment is set to be revolutionised by system innovations propagated by the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). Related technological advances constitute a gamechanger in building design and construction, altering the nature of skills requirements for roleplayers in the architecture industry. As ...

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Due to economic booming of oil / gas discovery early 1940, Qatar urban context drastically changed as urbanization process has been accelerated. As our economy, populations and community grow over time, a rapid urban development rates have been accelerated and the consequent environmental, climatic and health challenges are accelerated as well to c...

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Global cities have become cities of patholopolis, containers of disease, including COVID-19. Cities were temporarily incapacitated during COVID-19 lockdown and stay-at-home measures. The city retreated into its shell like a snail and remained quiet to the dictates of the invisible COVID-19 disease. From board rooms to streets, the city paused breat...

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In India’s six largest metros (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru), 48% of its residents were migrants in 2011. This number is projected to become over 50% by 2021. In the case of such metros, like Delhi, the “Urban villages”, along with other unplanned development, have become migrant hotspots, mainly due to its afforda...

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In Italian legislation, the landscape is at the center of the strategic planning of land use and risk assessment, orienting the decision and the territorial policy making in the matter of environmental sustainability; management of natural risks; protection and enhancement of the cultural heritage; organisation of socio-economic activities; land us...

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At present, China's urbanization rate has exceeded 60%, entering the middle and later stage of urbanization development. Urban construction has shifted from the extensive development stage of large-scale and high-speed development to the refined development stage of focusing on the quality of urban living environment, making up for the shortcomings...

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In the middle of the 20th century European Cities have undergone a massive conversion to promote the private personalized motor transport system over all other means of reaching from one point to another. Whilst the intentions were good, mainly to reach each point of the city in a minimum time, this conversion resulted in a huge number of problems ...

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This contribution investigates the relationship between health and planning and describes the impact of the pandemic on the resurgence of health as a topic able to orient urban planning and design policies and practices. Since 2020, due to the Covid_19 pandemic, there has been a growing academic and policy interest to health in the field of plannin...

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The industrial revolution in 19th century was followed by increase in productivity levels and expansion of secondary sector along with growth of cities. The growth process not only alters the productivity levels, but also changes the economic relations and social structure. In the process of development a part of the society usually benefits. A par...

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De-industrialized communities often face economic decline and an aging population. Industrial heritage can be produced as a sustainable catalyst. There are many ways to preserve and reuse industrial heritage, such as building an industrial museum. Kift and Rita stress the importance of the industrial museum. Gourievidis underlines the crucial funct...

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Resilience is frequently used word in the field of disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM). It is a much broader concept that goes beyond disaster resilience. It ought to be a unifying concept which requires to harmonize all forms of hazards and disturbances whether that are natural, environmental, social, and economic. Communities prepared f...

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According to the UN, around 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050. In 2019, roughly 33% of the total population in India lived in cities. The benefits of living in the city are numerous, but happiness does not seem to be one of them. Even though infrastructure, socioeconomic conditions, nutrition and healthcare services a...

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The environmental crisis of XXI century is increasingly manifesting its negative impacts, especially in cities. Air pollution, heat island effects, adverse events such as flooding are only some of the most recurrent issues affecting public health and quality of life in cities. At the same time, the challenges but also the opportunities related to u...

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Harbin is one of the earliest China's cities that conducted color planning. Due to the influence of the cold geographical environment and the culture of immigrants, the urban color has become a cultural phenomenon deeply rooted in the hearts of the local people. Harbin, as one of the most famous gateway cities in China's "One Belt One Road" project...

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Chemnitz is a city located in the State of Saxony, a former Eastern Germany (GDR) industrial hotspot. The city has witnessed a fascinating history of industrial revolution and technological innovation throughout its past, having been considered the German Manchester back in the 19th and early 20th century. The second world war bombings destroyed 80...

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With the growing awareness of the environmental change impact on various spheres of the built environment, there is a shift from the rhetoric of sustainability and various mitigation measures to a sharp focus on the concept of resilience and adaptation tools. The debate on adequate urban responses to environmental change considers many different ye...

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In 2015, the UK government created a new Cross-Government Prosperity Fund worth £1.3 billion from 2016-2021, to help promote economic growth in emerging economies. The Programme supports the broad-based and inclusive growth needed to build prosperity and reduce poverty, but also make development overall more sustainable through the strengthening o...

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Waterfront space is naturally public and high-value attraction,However, due to the shortcomings of its public guarantee mechanism, under the influence of market economy profit rules, the problems of private occupation of waterfront public space and irrational construction are widespread. Taking Guangzhou as an example, this paper selected represent...

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Private and public actors encounter difficulties in implementing the technological and organisational design of industrial ecology (IE) due to its complex nature. In some cases, IE is even regarded as the basis of the circular economy. IS is a sub-area of IE that focuses on the study of industrial networks in which resources are shared and valorise...

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Coastal areas are particularly sensitive because they are complex, and related land use conflicts are more intense than in non-coastal areas. In addition to representing a unique encounter of natural and socio-economic factors, coastal areas have become paradigms of progressive urbanisation and economic development. Our study of the mega project in...

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The aspiration of this report is to evaluate Cogan station which is based on evidence proposed by Cardiff Council and research analysis. The Cardiff Capital Metro is an ambitious programme to provide an accessible network connecting regional areas to various stations. As a key station to deliver passengers between Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff, Cog...

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After the outbreak of COVID-19, Italian authorities implemented a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the pandemic. Short-term rentals in Rome, a famous tourist destination worldwide, are bound to be severely affected. To reveal the changes, we collected the pandemic-related information, including the changed confirmed cases and the implement...

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Climate change is globally recognized as a long-term systemic risk faced by human beings. The impact range and depth of global warming caused by human activities are gradually increasing. "Carbon Peak" and "Carbon Neutral" are climate commitments to reduce the expected global warming. In the global context, mankind is facing major ecological and en...

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The concept of transit-oriented development (TOD) was first put forward in the 1980s. As one of the most successful sustainable development models of cities and transportation, TOD is an important way to realize the integration of traffic and land use,promote land use intensification and diversification, and form green traffic leading urban develop...

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The climate crisis requires immediate system-level transitions in urban areas. Transportation and mobility constitute a significant contributor to current challenges (e.g., GHG emissions, local air pollution, resource/land consumption, traffic fatalities, spatial inaccessibility/injustices). Working in a structured approach with multiple explorator...

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There is a sick world in the universe where the uncertainty of the future is increasing, unexpected events are happening more frequently, and current problems are revealing themselves more and more. Humanity and all other living beings in nature are experiencing a world where their life is under threat and difficulties are constantly encountered. I...

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Under the policy support of flood control and risk avoidance resettlement in Lizhuang township of Xinxiang City, 18 villages originally located in the Yellow River flood dike were relocated to the new area outside the dike. In this context, it is worth to restore and improve the ecological resilience of the original village site, and to study how t...

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Over the past 40 years, the social economy of China has achieved leapfrog development and the urbanization level has been continuously improved. According to the seventh national census, the urbanization rate has reached 63.89%, which means China has entered the urban era. With the achievement of prosperity in all respects, what we now face is the ...

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The ex NATO base in Bagnoli, in the province of Naples, represents an opportunity of transformation for the contemporary city, an opportunity to reflect on the possible relationships between the consolidated historical fabric and the wider urban context. It is named “acropolis” of Bagnoli (ref. A.Attademo, E.Formato, M.Russo) for its privileged...

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With the rapid development of urbanization and the aging population, it is very important to actively promote the construction of a safe, comfortable, convenient, and livable environment for the elderly. Neighborhood built environment has a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of older adults. However, from the perspective of the percepti...

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Contemporary design practices are often characterized by capitalist paradigms bringing about drastic transformations in historic urban fabrics. Modern societies are often heterogeneous and become spatially fragmented based on realms of social parameter. Such contemporary developments and infrastructures pose a challenge for the continuity of histor...

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Abstract: Cold weather greatly reduces willingness and comfort of urban residents, especially in pedestrian experience and business vitality, which has brought negative impacts on cities in the extreme cold region. Urban construction in China has characterized with wide roads and huge blocks. One of the urgent problems in planning and construction ...

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The research discusses land-based financing of sustainable infrastructure with land readjustment as an institutional innovation that might finance local sustainable infrastructure in an inclusive and participatory manner. Land-based financing with value capture describes tools with which land value increments deriving from public action can be used...

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This paper intends to assess a Historic Urban Landscape (HUL), considering cultural heritage to play a major role in the development of a city due its diverse and adaptable nature towards change over time socially, economically as well as environmentally that in turn forms the basis for Sustainable Development (SD). Urban heritage has the potential...

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ABSTRACT: "Mountain" is an important evidence for urban planning in China. The ancient capital city first carried out terrain evaluation before site selection, and planned the city based on the mountain topography. However, the site selection and construction of the capital were not unchanged. With the gradual change of dynasties, they would adjust...

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User-oriented urbanism has the potential to have a major impact on people's lives, especially those of disadvantaged and/or marginalized communities- such as women and children-, so inclusive urban planning seeks to integrate the various aspects of user-oriented urbanism across the planning lifecycle. In this sense, reaching out to all disadvantage...

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Isocarp – 2021 In the international literature, one of the most important debates in planning practice is the gap between research, and practice (Durning, 2004; Forsyth, 2015, 2019; Goodman et al., 2017). In parallel with this international discussion, our empirical research about planning in Turkey, especially regarding private planning offices ...

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The greatest force in combating climate change is in the hands of cities. Currently 55% of the world's population lives in urban areas and this proportion is expected to increase to 70% by 2050 (UN, 2019). The way these people will live in cities in 2050 are closely related to the choices that are being made today and the demand for transportation ...

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Modern Russia inherited the focus on extensive growth from the USSR, where the emphasis in planning was placed on new industrial capacities. The construction of new urban housing is the main priority in Russia now. Several national projects are currently being implemented in Russia, one of which is “Housing and Urban Environment”. It claims for...

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Reconversion of Brussels urban motorways The Brussels-Capital Region experiences approximately 5.4 million passengers movements daily, the majority of which are done by car with the commuter flow entering or leaving the Region representing 33% thereof. The Government of the Brussels-Capital Region is now at a critical point in terms of sustainable ...

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In this workshop, municipal planning policy and governance challenges in addressing and implementing new technologies for small to mid-size cities will be explored. Attendees will be introduced to current technology innovations impacting cities, from e-scooters, to autonomous vehicles, to metadata collection from residents for municipal apps. A mod...

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Abstract: Rapid population ageing is becoming a serious social challenge for Chinese megacities. Compared with the individual's own resources and socio-economic characteristics, urban environment is a more easily regulated factor by government, which can be used as a means of preventing and improving psychological conditions besides the medical mea...

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The growth rate of cities urgently requires serious attention not merely to design and planning but also to deeper questions of meaning and purpose. Any attempt to address the complexities of the city needs more than a power-driven approach. The task is how to relate city-making to a image of the human spirit and what augments it. Contemporary urba...

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Public Transport is considered a sustainable mode of mobility, in light of lesser per capita carbon foot print; studies suggest the majority public transit users are from lower or middle income groups (Cardozo et al., 2012, Pagliara and Papa, 2011). In order to strengthen the public transit ridership, the concept of Transit Oriented Development (TO...

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GCC cities have allocated multibillion US dollars to finance public realm and beautification programs across their neighborhoods to diversify their economy, enhance the resident’s prosperity and create healthier and liveable cities. Because of the intensive government spending and the recent challenges raised from the covid 19 pandemic, the curre...

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Planning and development are simultaneous activities that when carried out correctly bring about sustainable development, while urban planning involves urban design, policies and theories that have significant impact in determining the direction and approach of planning. Despite being projected as the continent with the highest rate of urbanization...

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