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More than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas. The rapid growth of cities in the developing world, coupled with increasing rural to urban migration, has led to a boom in mega-cities, corresponded with urban poverty concentration in urban spaces. In this regard The SDG 11 making cities safe and sustainable means ensuring access ...

1: Limitless cities and urban futures: planning for scalePaper

Today, the pace of spatial growth and the subsequent need of planning interventions in the developing nations is unmatched. One such case is India which currently has one of the highest level of urbanization. Indian mega-cities are growing at incredible rates and witnessing substantial changes in the land-use patterns of their peri-urban region. On...

2: Beside the megacity and the role of other cities and areas: planning for balancePaper

Automated vehicles in Latin American cities? feasibility of adoption, impacts on urban structure and public policies At present, automated vehicles are being tested in cities of the developed world. Even though, automated driving technology is considered to be still in its infancy, cities are looking into ways to adapt for its adoption and possible...

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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...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peoplePaper

First time in the history, urban area with an excess of 50% of the total population lives in urban zones. Urban areas take into account the trading of thoughts, and produce astounding advancements in business, craftsmanship, and thoughts. Urban areas are additionally home to millions living in destitution. Urban living can give a pathway to a super...

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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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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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Emerging smart technologies provide new opportunities for planners to tackle urban issues of growing complexity. Examples are drawn from Hong Kong, in which academic researchers work side-by-side with practitioners to improve community environment and the quality of lives. People-centric values, combined with the power of data are the keys.

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Happiness is a subjective feeling relative to objective happiness, which depends on outward things to produce happiness. The interpretation of happiness relates to multiple subjects such as philosophy, psychology, sociology, and economics. .The term happiness or well-being sometimes used synonymously. The happiness or well-being resides within the ...

1: Limitless cities and urban futures: planning for scalePaper

Knowledge economy drives spatial development, often resulting in agglomeration (Bentlage 2014, Luthi 2011). The transition of the world from service economy to knowledge economy prompts planners to shift focus from a mono-centric “city” to a polycentric “urban agglomeration” (Yao et all 2006). In the onset of the new economic order, “know...

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This paper intends to define a concept of urban planning heritage, and distinguish it with related concepts. It tries to provide a theoretical framework for the value evaluation, and takes some famous urban planning heritage as case study to propose some ideas for the preservation and utilization as reference. Heritage is a comprehensive storage sy...

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The economic success of China in the past four decades is impressive, yet the energy-intensive growth mode has been bringing numerous environmental impacts on core domains of Chinese national economy. The combination of limited resources and demand-led growth came at the cost of widening domestic imbalances and would possibly lead to an extensive d...

2: Beside the megacity and the role of other cities and areas: planning for balancePaper

Metropolitisation impacts regional settlement network and its spatial development. One of the vital challenges for, both researchers and regional planners is the delimitation of the metropolitan (urban) functional areas in order to define the strategic area of planning policies implementation. At the same time, there is a need to conduct more detai...

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Development of higway (Toll Roads) is a generator in the development of the Semarang City. This is indicated by population growth, built-up land, and urban economic (GDP). In spatial this can be predicted by remote sensing techniques using land use data extracted from multitemporal Landsat imagery. This study uses Markov-Cellular Automata methods t...

1: Limitless cities and urban futures: planning for scalePaper

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...

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Last year, the government of Indonesia launched ‘Making Indonesia 4.0’ roadmap to enter the ten biggest world economy by 2030. The roadmap aims to leverage the booming of 4th industrial revolution and the demographic bonus of the country, where small-medium-enterprise and digital infrastructure will be supported. The term smart city then sudden...

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Since modern times, Russia and Japan fought for the rights of railways in northeastern China. Therefore, a large number of colonial towns of railway-affiliated land were built at that time. At the same time, the northeast authorities of China built commercial lands next to the colonial town to resist the invasion of the foreign powers, thus the col...

4: Knowledge economies and identity: planning for culturePaper

Planning communities share one common agreement that the structure of public e-participation system reflecting citizens’ intentional choice and co-ordination is essential to improve participation effectiveness and degree of empowerment. In fact, various of public e-participation approaches have embedded in the planning process, with a large amoun...

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Urban design is significant to the creation of high quality urban space, and it shall absorb new concept, technology, and method. The paper introduces the content and process of key elements of urban design in Wuhan. The construction of the key elements is based on the non-quantitative factors such as effective control of the city image and environ...

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By 2030, 20 percent of the world's urban population will be Chinese, and the vast majority of those 20 percent will live in China's 19 metropolitan area. The spatial development pattern of China's metropolitan area will greatly affect the future of mankind. At present, except for the Yangtze river delta and Pearl river delta metropolitan area, most...

1: Limitless cities and urban futures: planning for scalePaper

The city of Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest surviving conurbations being a center of culture and civilization for almost 3000 years. It is a very dense city accommodating more than 2300 inhabitants per square kilometer. Also, it is a major tourist destination attracting more than 6.3 million domestic tourists and one million foreign tourist...

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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...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peoplePaper

As large cities’ hinterlands keep expanding, Shanghai and its neighboring regions are important regions of coordination for Shanghai to realize the goal of becoming a global city. Like other metropolises, Shanghai would inevitably move towards a development path featuring polycentric urban region. Over the years, the planning of Shanghai’s city...

2: Beside the megacity and the role of other cities and areas: planning for balancePaper

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...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resiliencePaper

In Indonesia, more than 50% of urban people live in fragmented urban areas, a non singlehandedly governed by an institution. This area can be an extended part of metropolitan city, or a newly formed capital city of regional governments. For the last five years, strong commitment among urban scholars leads to a high participation on international ur...

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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...

7: Urban governance and planning profession: planning for futurePaper

Background and aim: Being the first cities benefited from the Reform and Opening Up policy since 1978, Guangzhou acts as the pioneer of the economic development of the country and develops to be a prosperous metropolis. While with China entering a “new normal” stage, the case of Guangzhou Old City poses the challenge where a highly self-grown u...

4: Knowledge economies and identity: planning for culturePaper

Urban densification is considered one of the key development strategies and policies used. With the advent of Khartoum Structure Plan and its densification policy, the concept becomes central to both public and private institutions. Nonetheless most of the current densification policies foresee it from the perspective of increasing building heights...

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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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