Papers

Tractebel has developed the 360° city scan, a holistic methodology to assess cities and guide them according to their needs and priorities. Scans have already been deployed in more than 40 cities worldwide. Based on this scan, we offer integrated approaches to our clients, tailormade solutions leveraging on our urban engineering expertise. The per...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceDraft Presentation

Cities face an unprecedented urbanization pressure, which led cities of the Global South to building infrastructure hurriedly, compromising on their natural ecosystems, cultural distinctiveness, human scale, wellbeing and liveability. As a result, many cities in developing countries are charac¬terized by overcrowded, poor quality and insufficient ...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceSession Proposal

The delta land Bangladesh has a unique coastline where numerous rivers meet the Bay of Bengal, creates a complex net of tidal river estuaries, forming the base for world’s largest mangrove forest the Sundarbans. A large part of coastline, the south western coastal part of Bangladesh is covered by the Sundarbans, which acts as a buffer between the...

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Climate change has been defined as observed variations of average climatic conditions on a specific time period (decade, year, etc). Since the industrial revolution, external impacts of Anthropocene activities have been accelerating the climate change process with the accumulation of greenhouse gasses on the atmosphere. Direct results of this proce...

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This study deals with ‘displacement’, ‘resettlement’ and ‘resistance’ alongside the Ciliwung River by covering forced evictions in the city of Jakarta between 2013-2016 due to the realization of the Jakarta Urgent Flood Mitigation Project (JUFMP) and exploring the emergence of social movements in the affected communities. It positions i...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceDraft Presentation

Indonesia’s geographical position was crossed by the world’s active fault lines which are prone to earthquake. Physically and non physically was affected by earthquake. Growing trend of disaster was induced displacement to reduce risk by relocation, adaptation and protection were means mitigation. High risk of earthquake disasters area was iden...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceCase Study/Research Project

Creation of “Sustainable Cities and Communities” is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that make up the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The roadmap for achieving sustainable cities integrates the principles of sustainable urban forms and their underlying economic principles along with the social and en...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceCase Study/Research Project

The strain and pressure on the global city infrastructure can be efficiently relieved by allowing this infrastructure to step “onto” the water and thus break this ever existing barrier. Apart from the fact that by doing so we manage to create new and attractive public space in the environment which is usually scarcely utilized, floating archite...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceDraft Presentation

Kashmir valley is a state located in the Hindu Kush range of Himalayan Mountains. It is characterized by beautiful lakes, valleys, glaciers etc. Being a mountainous region, the ecology and environment are sensitive and should play an important role in urban development. Kashmir valley faced widespread floods and landslides due to incessant rainfall...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceCase Study/Research Project

Urbanisation and population explosion are responsible for changes occurring in major urban centres of the world. Developing countries in Africa, such as Nigeria experience rapid trends whereby high rate of population increase derive from rural migration into cities, and lead to increased spatial requirement for various human activities, which exert...

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In this era of climate change and rapid urbanization, it is important to understand the metabolism of the regional system to achieve socio-economic resilience. The concept of socio-economic resilience of the region is used to refer the capacity of systems of the region to absorb or adapt shock and vulnerabilities. Broadly, the overall socio-economi...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceDraft Presentation

Many cities in Indonesia are located in hazard prone areas. Each year when disaster strikes in cities especially in high density areas, It often comes as a surprise. It is as if that planning and especially spatial plans drawn for these cities or for its surrounding regions do not protect its residents. While plans do not claim to be fully protecti...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceFull Paper

The events related to climate change are challenging the Slovenian urban planning more and more. One of them are the floods in urbanized areas that call for a radically new approaches to how the cities' built structure is organised and managed. The continental (and largest) part of Slovenia has a sub-alpine climate which has been traditionally char...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceFull Paper

It is generally acknowledged that poor people in the Global South are highly vulnerable due to global as well as regional climate changes. From the existing literatures, based on India, it is notice that often the studies regarding climate change impacts are model-based estimation of climate change vulnerability. However, these model-based approach...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceCase Study/Research Project

At this year’s World Planning Congress in Jakarta, ISOCARP continues with its’ interactive Cool Planner Session, tackling the challenges, the thrills and the responsibilities planning profession faces in the context of climate change. The upcoming Cool Planner Session focuses on South East Asia, and examines the profile and the design skills Co...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceSession Proposal

This paper explores historic institutional responses to flooding and the influences of such planning policies on the spatial development of Jakarta within the context of pressures from severe flooding and rapid urban development set against a background of significant recent institutional change from the national to the local level in recent years....

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceDraft Presentation

As cities have become more central to development, risk assessment and prevention instruments have gained greater importance in urban planning considerations. By using the case study of Mexico City’s Climate Action Programme, this piece of work contests the way in which resilience has been embedded in urban adaptation planning. Grounded on a plan...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceFull Paper

Indonesia has high rainfall and intensity, and has a land configuration that is bumpy, hilly and mountainous which has sensitivity and the potential for water systems balance disturbances such as flooding and erosion. The flooding that arises is inseparable from the main function of the river which should be able to hold water, but due to the exces...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resiliencePaper

A number of cities, especially in the developing world, have been largely exposed to multiple hazards such as coastal erosion, sea-level rise, landslides, land subsidence, and flooding. Evidence indicates that climate-related hazards can significantly damage urban infrastructures, deteriorate the quality of public health, and lead to the loss of pe...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceCase Study/Research Project

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, looks no better than a piece of hardscape from aerial view which justifies the swelling concern of replacing green areas with built-up areas to fulfill the demand of briskly growing urban population. Increasing air temperature, changing rainfall pattern and ‘unhealthy’ air bears the proof of Dhaka city being an...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceFull Paper

Jakarta is today the centre of one of the largest and most populated human agglomerations in the world, and the economic and political centre of one of the largest economies. However, Jakarta is also considered a “mega city gone wrong”, because of its ongoing challenges. The city faces serious issues in pollution, social inequity, mobility and ...

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The Vietnam Oregon Initiative is a formalized network working to promote sustainable development across cultures, sectors and expertise. Building on Vietnam's recent climate initiatives to promote investment in renewables and greener economy (transition of green economy) and the State of Oregon’s Climate Agenda is a chance to strengthen this netw...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceFull Paper

In the beginning of 1990s, approximately 15% of the world's population was living in cities and according to the statistics of the United Nations (UN), the urban population ratio in 2010 was 50.5% (Bai et al.,2005). This was an output of intensive urbanization process all around the world. In this process, the nature (land, water and atmosphere) ha...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resiliencePaper

Nowadays, climate change and its impacts on natural and human systems are a major problem for the scientific community. Some international reports, such as the IPCC’s or European Directives, are interested in evaluating how it affects the population, territorial planning and the development of urban areas. However, even though climate change is a...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resiliencePaper

With an increase in urbanization and climate change, occurrences of disasters are becoming more frequent; thus contributing to population and building damages. India has the second highest population in the world, and fewer resources to cope up; making the country exposed to disasters (World Bank, 2018). Guwahati, the gateway to north-east Indian s...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceFull Paper

Economic development in Indonesia has created a negative impact on natural resources and the environment because it is more concerned with economic aspects, without considering social and environmental aspects. The Paris Agreement central aim is to keep a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limi...

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Urban rivers are very crucial for any city and often have to bear the burden of pollution and various other discharges from its catchment area. There are many such waste streams which flow into urban rivers, out of which one is that of sacred waste. It is the waste generated out of worship or puja offerings, mostly from Hindu ritual practices. In H...

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Major parts of Kerala in South India experienced one of the worst floods in nearly a century during the monsoons of 2018.More than 400 people lost their lives, one million people were displaced and the extent of damage culminated in rebuilding the State of Kerala.Kerala is one among the best governed states with a very strong local governance netwo...

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World has seen an increased gathering of its population in urban areas, since 1990. As the urban population increases, the land area occupied by cities has increased at an even higher rate. A global sample of 120 cities observed between 1990 and the year 2000, shows that while the population grew at a rate of 17 per cent on average, the built-up ar...

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Located in the Asia Pacific’s Ring of Fire as well as has one of the longest shorelines in the world, Indonesia is prone to various kind of disasters. Over the past few years, Indonesia has made headlines around the world due to devastating natural disasters that resulted in environmental damage and thousands of casualties. One of the area that h...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceCase Study/Research Project