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Home to 15 per cent of world’s urban population, India accounts for 48 per cent of the global population defecating in open (UNICEF, WHO, 2014). As an end result of sanitation deprivation, open defecation has implications on economy, tourism, public health, environment, education and safety. An action in this direction is therefore, imperative fo...

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Environmental perception of the residential community has a non-negligible impact on a healthy lifestyle for the elderly. The perceived level- and actual satisfaction- of the elderly offered by the “space vitality” of the residential community is closely related to the physical and mental health for the elderly which also largely determines the...

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Public spaces that attract and retain diverse people are crucial to foster urbanity, tolerance and build stronger and livelier communities, especially in big cities. The simple coexistence of similarities and differences in the public space allows us, at least, a validation of our own essence and a possibility of growth. Sharing the same space with...

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Along with continuous development of rail transit system, it becomes more convenient and faster for people to go out for a trip. Rail transit not only affects choice of work place for people, but also it has impact on choice of places for entertainment and leisure. At present, Scholars has confirmed with necessity of integration for rail station an...

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At present, more than 50% of children live in big cities.But with the increasing number of motor vehicles and shrinking public spaces , children have less and less opportunities for outdoor activities, resulting in obesity and sub-health problems. Therefore, it is very important to build children-friendly public spaces in metropolis. This study tak...

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ABSTRACT With one of the fastest urbanization rates in the Global-South, many Nigerian cities are experiencing an analogous rate of concretization. Dating back to 1800s, towns and villages are known to have tradition-based planning system with incorporated hierarchy of open spaces rooted in vernacular Yoruba urbanism. However, it appears that due t...

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China's urbanization is still growing rapidly. About 20 million farmers are transforming into citizens every year. The housing problem has become one of the important issues that China's urbanization needs to solve. Every year, a large number of farmers in China need to be relocated into new communities due to geological disasters, land acquisition...

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Cities are critical to the efficient operation of society. Beyond just issues of quality of life, they are large consumers of natural resources. There is a growing concern that the form of cities may have a profound effect on public health: chronic diseases related to obesity, heart disease, and asthma, among many others. But in general, government...

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In today's urbanizing world, where almost half of the world's population lives in cities, livable city is a necessity. City livability depends on how cities can provide safety and security for the peoples, fulfill their basic needs, provide easy access to public services and infrastructure, have a good quality of the environment, better economic, s...

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Housing and transportation has become a pair of factors when it comes to decision of buying a house for the middle-income. This particular group of society is unique as they are aspired to luxury yet with limited affordability, particularly in the developing countries such as Indonesia. In many cases, housing estates are built in the form similar t...

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In urbanizing regions and metropolises world-wide, housing access is consistently a primary factor driving livability of cities and sustainable urban growth. Along with housing access and affordability, cities face shifting household composition, increasing vulnerabilities to severe weather events brought on by global warming, and accessibility and...

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Obesity is becoming a global health problem. With the living standards of residents have improved rapidly in China, the problem of obesity becomes a serious threat to people’s health. Although obesity effected by many factors, the role of the built environment in relation to obesity among population should be taken into consideration. This paper ...

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Planning and designing a city to better meet the needs of babies, toddlers and the people who care for them is one of the best investments a city can make. Growing evidence from neuroscience, public health, education and economics makes it clear: experience shapes the developing brain. One of the best ways to ensure good experiences is to support t...

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Melbourne is undergoing an unprecedented population growth which fundamentally changes movement patterns across the city. A review of traffic data and travel behaviours found that people heavily relied on private vehicles for travel. With the population expected to rise by another one million people within the next 10 years, more people will want t...

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8th of November 2014, the eyes of the world zero in Tacloban City during the landfall of Super Typhoon Haiyan. The enormous damage came way beyond the capacity of what anybody can imagine, affecting practically everyone. When disaster’s like this happens, amongst the victims- the marginalized are the most affected and due to limited resources to ...

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The concept of Superblocks, first introduced in Barcelona in 2016, was adopted as the main urban design principle for the proposed Al Yasmeen community in Ajman, UAE. This design addresses both the Social sustainability (allocating public spaces for outdoor social activities and enhancing outdoor thermal comfort) and Environmental sustainability (p...

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China has been exploring the way of applying the market economy in Chinese context. The market force will play a more dominant role in resource allocation in the next phase and the dependence of urban development on private investment will be reinforced continuously. The issue of privatization of public space in Chinese cities, especially in megaci...

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Malaysia has experienced tremendous economic growth over the past three decades. Huge urban expansion has taken place, ranging in scope from smaller urban private developments to prestigious new capital and electronic cities. Many smaller urban private developments maximised profit for the developers at the expense of the users and the quality of l...

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Air pollution levels in metropolitan Jakarta, capital city region of Indonesia, are high and rising, posing a serious public health threat to 32 million residents. it was estimated that over 5.5 million people in DKI Jakarta (58% of the population) suffered from various air pollution-related illnesses (e.g., asthmatic bronchiale, coronary artery di...

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Egyptian populations are gradually moving into the recently developed new cities of Greater Cairo. Inhabitants of the new spaces start to shape and personalize it, building their communities and increasing the sense of belonging in their neighborhoods. An analysis of how time, context and socio-economic factors affect the public realm in Cairo’s ...

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Public open spaces are becoming more sought after in the present-day model of sustainable community and urban development. This study addresses the emerging concern with lack of safe and equitable public spaces in rapidly growing and over-crowded cities. It presents a brief discussion of fragmented urban settings and the disputed edges that are for...

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With nearly 55 percent of Indonesia’s population or nearly 148 million people lives in cities today whose urbanization growth rate lagging other countries in the region, that are China, Thailand, and Vietnam (World Bank, 2018), Indonesian cities are prime sources of pollution, congestion, vulnerable to climate risk, and both physically and mental...

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1. Background: In recent years, China has experienced rapid social-economic development and urbanization. Although it has improved the living standards of residents, it has brought environmental pollution, urban emergencies, lack of physical activity and other issues, which pose a threat to public health. As a country with a large population, China...

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Considerable researches have been undertaken on sense of place over the years. Researches on sense of place have been examined in relation to different categories of people such as older adults, migrants and refugees, ethnic groups and many of researches these have focused majorly on the adults, and relatively limited attention has been paid to chi...

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Among residents in urban areas, there are people who live with limitations in densely populated neighborhoods. These individuals depend on shared resources, for example households business are utilizing home and environmental facilities. In their lives communities manage social and institutional relations in urban level. The relation between living...

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Spatial transformation is an important concept in the South African housing sector and has a specific meaning in the South African context (HDA, 2017a). Spatial transformation in South Africa is not only about restructuring or change but additionally deals with redressing the spatial legacies of apartheid (ibid). The Spatial Transformation Scoring ...

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One of the most common cases of deaths in developed countries are non communicable diseases – such as obesity, heart related problems and diabetes. Many of these are easily preventable and can be managed by each individual. Paradoxically the evolution of our civilisation, technology and growth of cities has lead to many diseases of affluence, whi...

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This exploratory study examines how campus planning and its spaces affect the food security of students. The study is conducted on the campus of the University of the Free State in South Africa and uses a mixed methods approach which includes an online survey, qualitative interviews and a site inspections. The data is used to determine the state of...

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Bogor is a city located 40 km to the south of Jakarta, which is a satellite city in the Greater Jakarta Metropolitan Area and has unique characteristics among other cities in the Metropolitan. The city has a characteristic as a garden city, which in its history, was called by the Dutch colonial as a "buitenzorg" or a "pleasant city". The Dutch colo...

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The research addresses the issue of urban livability through the (un)supportiveness of the built environments for walking. It claims that urban environments must be pedestrian-friendly if the community’s quality of life is to be achieved. It goes further and relates urban walkability to the urban justice issues. It gives a comprehensive review of...

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