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The paper will depart from a premise that ‘in-house’ drafting of urban policy and planning is to be prefered over the conventional wholesale outsourcing to private consultancy, especially for small-island states like Saint Lucia in the Southern Caribbean. It relates to anecdotal evidence that 80% of the knowledge of a city (or any other territo...

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This paper attempts to identify ways of making the town of Sirajganj, a river bank district town in Bangladesh, resilient to the impacts of climate change, with specific focus on Climate Change impacts on Town/City Development issues and initiatives taken by the authority and Identification of governance issues and it’s adaptation for climate res...

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Through the 74th Amendment Act of 1992, India sought to change the role of municipalities through devolution of power and functions, envisioning them as “democratic units of self-government” (74th Amendment Act, 1992). While, the past years have witnessed the contrary, undermining the decision-making power and fiscal control of the urban local ...

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In the process of globalization, building on the particular spatial scenery of the waterfront, cities tend to refresh their strategies of development to adapt new trends of urban life with huge urban waterfront regeneration projects. These usually focus on a target of maximum marketing and construction of a new image-vision, which aims to represent...

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Baw Baw Shire is located on the eastern edge of Metropolitan and serves as a gateway into the Latrobe Valley and the Gippsland region. The municipality is experiencing rapid residential growth with a 2.59 percent annual growth rate between 2011 and 2016, or an increase of 5,907 people. The municipality occupies some of the State’s most valuable a...

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The paper analyses how governance affects the effectiveness of housing policies. Understanding governance as a process that involves a wider diversity of public and private actors, the study reflects on the factors that restrict the success of the housing policy in addressing the needs of low – income groups in Lima. The research takes the experi...

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In recent years urbanization has become a synonym to the development. The increase in urban population has lead to rapid urbanization. The transformation of the rural areas into urban centers has affected the economic, social and physical changes in the country (Kolhe & Dhote, 2016). Cities are expanding outward at a rate that outpaces their popula...

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What is the potential solution when facing the imbalance of infrastructure financing beyond national boundaries? How do non-state actors function in regional and global governance? As an international multilateral financial institution, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB) plays a momentous role in Asia’s mega-scale planning and governance....

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Greater Khartoum, the capital region of Sudan has been historically experiencing rapid urbanization and serious urban challenges. In response to this, Greater Khartoum witnessed five urban planning schemes. The latest of which is the Khartoum Physical Development Plan 2008-2033 code-named as KPP5. The KPP5 stands as an ambitious attempt to articula...

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Metropolitan areas have long been understood to benefit from the existence of regional governance structures. However, some large urban areas still lack effective coordinating agencies. In the case of Lisbon, Portugal, the legal framework has been steadily refined since 1991 to task the Metropolitan Area with a set of mandates, but has yet to be gr...

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This study uncovers the drivers of four major metropolitan areas’ success from government management and planning perspective. New York metropolitan area, London metropolitan area, Tokyo metropolitan area, and Paris metropolitan area are internationally recognized as the four major metropolitan areas around the world. They have a large population...

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State-level new areas is a spatial type constantly emerging in recent years in china. From the perspective of rescaling and reterritorialization, this paper gives an empirical study on the development process of Hunan xiangjiang state-level new area. It is found that the space production of a state-level new area is the result of the joint efforts ...

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In the fifties, New York was the first city in the world with a population in its metropolitan area of about 10 million of habitants, and at that same decade, Tokio reached this level. In the decade of the eighties, Mexico City, Sao Paulo and Osaka reached that grade. Today, there are 33 megacities in the world on all continents. By 2030, the forec...

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The spread of neo-liberal political and economic ideology and the proliferation of global capital have created new opportunities and challenges for cities everywhere (Sassen 2012). Within the urban planning discourse, it is generally assumed that globalization leads to the same type of transformations and urban development trends everywhere in the ...

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In rentier countries around the Gulf, a paradigm shift is certainly happening. Gulf States resorted to branding strategies which would secure a global recognition for their cities. Such strategies were based on three consecutive cycles of development. The first is the move towards dealing with the city image as a replica of global cities like Chica...

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Transforming urban areas and processes represents a core challenge and necessity for shifting current development pathways at all scales towards sustainability (UN, 2016; Acuto et al., 2018; CitiesIPCC, 2018). While empirical insights into the transformation dynamics of sectoral and/or geographically delimited socio-technical and social-ecological ...

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RRegional Integration of Yangtze Delta, China has been a heated topic since the 21st century, when the communication by the local government or public becomes ever more intense. The meeting of primary leaders in Yangtze Delta was held every year since 2005. By contrast, the cross-boundary coordinating issues shows little progress. For example, Jing...

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In recent years, as China's economy has entered a transition period of medium and low-speed growth, the New Urbanization policy has been put forward. The policy pays more attention to the overall consideration of urban space, economy, society and ecological environment, whose core is people-oriented and goal is to promote harmonious and sustainable...

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In recent years, the field has witnessed a discernable trend toward the retrenchment of autocratic approaches to city-building and more passive approaches to public participation in major planning and design work about the future of the city. Too often today, expensive public processes are failing to result in popularly supported policies and plans...

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Land planning governance is considered as a deliberate attempt to solve the complex nature of land planning. Connective capacity as the capacities of domains and institutions to combine various values, cross boundaries and establish linkage, is found as one of the main aspects of the land planning governance. However, existing researches have mainl...

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The paper explores the informal approaches adopted by the Kalyani municipality in the state of West Bengal (India) to challenge the unconstitutional limiting of its powers by the state government using a voluntary sanitation project and the resultant dilemma regarding legitimacy of land tenure in two of its slums. By understanding the kind of sanct...

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In line with the Central Government’s proposal to improve its governing capacity, Public-Private Partnership (PPP) has been foregrounded in China as an innovative tool to coordinate the state, enterprises and citizens together, allowing different actors to pursue benefits respectively and at the same time collectively. In this paper, I draw on da...

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Effective governance in rapidly growing cities is often hindered by fragmented planning systems and top-down decision making. The planning process is commonly overwhelmed by the pace of growth, leading to a reactive system with overlapping and unclear responsibilities and critical gaps in coverage. Predictably this results in uncontrolled and disjo...

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Integrated Metropolitan Governance Framework for the GCC Future Metropolis Khaled Abdellatif Urban Planning Consultant, Giza, Egypt, khaled.latif@hotmail.com ABSTRACT The GCC cities have been witnessing continues changes in its governance systems to cope with the post oil era. Recently the GCC governments have allocated multibillion US dollars to f...

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India’s unprecedented decadal growth and the emergence of 6 megacities with a population over 10 million calls for solutions that go beyond the paradigm of traditional planning. Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is widely acknowledged as the solution to sprawl, longer commute distances and carbon emissions– problems that are typical of rapidly...

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Moscow is the largest city in the world situated so far from equator, its agglomeration has a population of 17,2 million people. Represents the capital of snow agglomerations, where average annual daytime air temperature is 5,8 °C. Moscow is one of the world’s megacities. Moscow faces the same problems and challenges of large cities as anywhere ...

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In the end of 2018, The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania released a third draft or Lithuanian Urban Policy Framework (LUPF). The document is still reviewed by the government and official approval is pending. Efforts to prepare such a document started in 2008 but were unsuccessful. Latest draft of LUPF was based heavily on the In...

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In the context of globalization and informatization, any city will inevitably participate in the regional city system. China is currently in the midst of economic transformation, and regional coordinated development has become a key focus of government and researchers. Therefore, when studying city problems, it is necessary to focus on the network ...

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Speaking of the metropolitan region in Indonesia is often associated with Jabodetabek region. However, the government has planned to develop the number of the new metropolitan areas beyond Jakarta, and even in outside Java to tackle rapidly growing urbanization along with an effort to spreading the growth. Following this plan, to what extent and ho...

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Macao was under the rule of Portugal from the mid-16th century until China resumed sovereignty over it in 1999. Macao culture is a syncretic culture in which Chinese culture with profound traditional connotation and Western culture with Portuguese culture as its characteristics coexist. It is a combination of Chinese and Western culture with divers...

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With the rise of “global city regions” since the late twentieth century (Simmonds and Hack 2000; Scott et al. 2014), there has been increasing acknowledgment that new models are replacing the twentieth century urban conception of a metropolis. The phenomenon of the polycentric city region has superseded the old idea of suburbs radiating out aro...

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Metropolis and Megapolis are facing huge challenges due to their extreme complexity and their responsibility to drive the economic and social development of countries. Today, more than 50% of urban dwellers are living in metropolitan areas of more than 500,000 inhabitants. The metropolis is the main artifact of the present century. Managing the met...

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Following the necessity for spatial planning to focus on ‘what works’ in terms of implementation and policy delivery, the notion ‘soft’ spaces of cooperation has been in the spotlight of many academics working on territorial cooperation units. ‘Soft’ spaces concepts, in this context, have been introduced in the pursuit of capturing the ...

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The globalization of economic as well as cultural exchanges has led to the emergence of a new geography of capitalism, with a network of extended urban territories as its assumed structural basis (Brenner 2016, Sohn 2014). Driven by regional and global geo-economic forces, these emergent regional spaces tend to transcend the jurisdictional and terr...

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In less than a few decades Qatar – a country in the middle of the Arabian Peninsula – has grown from a fishing and pearl hunting nation into the most affluent economy with the highest GDP per capita in the world. The population increased from just over a hundred thousand in the 70s to around 2.5 million currently. These major changes had to be ...

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With China’s urbanization embarking on a new stage of regional integration, the intra-megacities have been experiencing more and more strong interactions. Meanwhile, the complex inter-regional contradictions are becoming extremely acute, such as environmental pollution, ecological destruction and industries competition etc., especially in the cro...

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Asia has been rapidly urbanising: half of the region’s population now lives in cities and additional 1,2 billion Asians will move to cities by 2050. This unprecedented urbanisation that often takes place at the expense natural ecosystems, which further exacerbates climate risks in Asian cities, making the urban poor most affected. For example, Ba...

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In last 20 years, there has been increased interest in China's cities for promoting urban development and transformation through the hosting of mega-events. For one thing, the “state-led” standpoint let mega-events in China become different cases from the Western experience. For another thing, it is controversial to answer whether mega-events i...

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Formal planning instruments and procedures have often been unpopular and ineffective for solving complex spatial issues, such as urban sprawl or transport congestion. As a result, such conflicts turn into complex planning tasks that usually exceed the provisioned time and funding, especially when faced with adversarial interests of actors from diff...

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Real estate is one of the urban elements that continues to develop according to community needs and as land value increases, it requires changes in the property concept. Jakarta is the most populous city in Indonesia with heterogeneous needs, which pushes developers to innovate the property concept to meet such various demands. This study will disc...

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The coastal is one among the densest area of the cities. Along with rapid development, there are environmental and social pressures. Environmental risk has been an unavoidable part for a long time, and the reduction effort still happened until now. The climate change impact has also contributed greatly to the losses and damages that occur in the co...

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This paper aims to identify and discuss urban governance related issues in Vietnam through an in-depth investigation on housing development in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). In the literature review on urban governance regarding housing policy, the paper highlights five dimensions of urban governance that Richard Stren (2007) proposed: capacity, finance,...

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How can be introduced strategic values for development of the single region? Which strategic values have to be put in the center of attention for metropolitan areas? European Landscape Convention (Florence, 2000) defined that landscape has “an important public interest role in the cultural, ecological, environmental and social fields”. These in...

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SPIMA stands for Spatial Dynamics and Strategic Planning in Metropolitan Areas. It is a research project initiated by 10 cities from EUROCITIES Working Group on Metropolitan Areas (Brussels, Oslo, Vienna, Prague, Brno, Lyon, Lille, Torino, Zurich and Terrassa) and financed by the European Union (ESPON programme). The research has been conducted bet...

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Major cities in China such as Beijing and Shanghai are caught in the dilemma of jobs-housing separation and several polices have been proposed to improve this problem. However, the rise of dual-worker households has posed challenges to the validity of these polices, for the residential location decision process of dual-worker households is extremel...

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The Higher Education Town (HET) of Jatinangor is a campus area, a park of cultural technology science, and an urban center for economic activities. As part of Bandung Metropolitan Area, the challenges on social-economic change, deterioration environtment, infrastructure supply, and economic activities has lead to fragmented development that lead No...

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Metropolitan areas have a key role in achieving 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda. Despite being innovation and opportunities hubs, they encounter many challenges in governance, planning and financing. Using MetroHUB approach and tools developed by UN-Habitat, the training will address challenges faced in metropolitan...

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Visual communication in urban planning and design disciplines is the main form of creating as well as exchanging their ideas and interpretations about the urban environment, not only among planners/architects, but also between them and the general public. Many urban scholars in Egypt also addressed the role of visualizations and graphics in plannin...

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