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Planning for a sustainable humanized environment requires equilibrium between several networks including the social, the economic but also the physical one. At a time when 55% of world population lives in urban areas and is expected to increase to 68% by 2050, it is important to disclose how cities can improve their current metabolism, towards a su...

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

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...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peopleFull Paper

Istanbul is a unique part of the world because of not only its history, but also its function as a bridge from the point of economic, social, cultural interrelations. There are many cities which are settled near a water source; however, Istanbul is the only city that is settled between two continents and two seas. All these features create some opp...

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

Abstract: The agricultural land around Shanghai is famous for its huge population and intensive cultivation. With the expansion of the metropolis, a large number of agricultural people have entered the city to work, and rural land has been abandoned(1,2). In 2009, Kunshan City implemented a land transfer system, and 99% of the cultivated land w...

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

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...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peopleFull Paper

As a growing metropolis in the north coast Java region, Semarang City has been transforming from a port city to a multifunctioning city. Mercantilism tradition has brought forward the local economy into trade and service dominance, shifting the city to become an important marketplace beyond the peripheral boundaries. Interestingly, the city’s urb...

1: Limitless cities and urban futures: planning for scaleFull Paper

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 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...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceFull Paper

By studying cases in the Pearl River Delta region of south China, to explain how megablock urbanism shapes Chinese cities with unprecedented speed and scale? In what way can the study of megablock typologies in the Pearl River Delta, deliver better insight in terms of process and scales of Chinese urbanization? Louis Wirth’s concept of ‘city-ne...

1: Limitless cities and urban futures: planning for scaleFull Paper

Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei urban agglomeration, Yangtze River Delta urban agglomeration and the Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macao Greater Bay Area are China's three major urban agglomerations, including China's political, economic, financial and technological centers, which are important engines of the Chinese economy. The purpose of this study is to compare ...

1: Limitless cities and urban futures: planning for scaleFull Paper

The national master plan for the country of Kuwait, the Fourth Kuwait Master Plan 2040, utilizes a National Ordinance that serves as the planning and development platform for the country. The ordinance is based on the Land Ordinance of 1785, Jefferson’s plan for most of the United States, however, it is restructured to address changes in context,...

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

At present, the built-up areas in Metropolitan Shanghai has been effectively controlled, and the neglected local landscape in the past has attracted much attention. This study will focus on the methodology of effectively utilizing cultural landscape resources and promoting the further harmonious development of urban-rural relations in Shanghai. As ...

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

Nowadays, it is becoming more acceptable that the city is developing with a new town constructed in its periphery area in order to protect the historic city. While adopting this mode may also leads to the deprivation of urban vitality, causing the disintegration of traditional urban form and activities, which are the most valuable heritage that sho...

4: Knowledge economies and identity: planning for cultureFull Paper

With the rapid development of urbanization, the relationship between transit traffic and its spatial development in metropolitan fringe has gradually changed, and the contradiction between transit traffic and metropolitan fringe has become increasingly prominent. This paper studies the relationship between transit traffic and the spatial developmen...

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

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...

7: Urban governance and planning profession: planning for futureFull 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 ...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceFull Paper

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

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

This paper aims to investigate the extent to which a rural community develops a capacity to support the establishment of a local creative economy despite various limitations. This study employs qualitative research methods in examining two villages in Indonesia, namely Kasongan and Krebet. Our findings show that the community capacity and actor net...

4: Knowledge economies and identity: planning for cultureFull Paper

Abstract:Since the reform and opening up, the southern Jiangsu region in the Shanghai metropolitan area has experienced rapid urbanization and industrialization with the development of township enterprises as the core, and the urbanization rate has reached 75. A higher level of 9 percent. While great achievements have been made in urban and rural...

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

The city branding shows the relation of the goals of managing the city’s image that needs to be planned. The city branding is not about slogans, logos and promotional campaign, but it will be taken in practical program framework of the local development planning. The purpose of this paper is to identify an empirical city branding framework in Pri...

4: Knowledge economies and identity: planning for cultureFull Paper

In the twentieth century, one attempted solution to real and perceived problems of large cities has been the construction of small new urban areas, intended to redistribute population and activities from the main city, creating a new form of urban society. Ajoda New Town highlights recent trends in Nigeria to orchestrate the use of new towns as str...

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

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...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peopleFull Paper

In the background of ongoing urbanization in China and prominent dual structure contradiction between urban and rural areas, rural revitalization is extremely urgent. Currently, common problems concerning industry, ecology and humanities exist in rural areas. This paper attempts to figure out the causes for differences in industrial development in ...

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

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 ...

7: Urban governance and planning profession: planning for futureFull Paper

We live in times when our planet is overloaded with issues coming from human activities where additional mechanisms to preserve the quality of life are essential. Modern societies experience constant internal dynamics. The uncontrolled urban growth leading to dense and unmanageable environment as a main urban issue cities face today. This is a prev...

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

The toll roads is a generator in the development of the city of Semarang. This is indicated by aspiration from an increase in population, an increase in built-up land, and an increase in economy (GDP). In spatial this can be predicted by remote sensing techniques using land use data extracted from multitemporal Landsat imagery. This study uses cell...

5: Smart futures and sustainability: planning for innovationFull Paper

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...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peopleFull Paper

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...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peopleFull Paper

Chinese Eastern Railway is the well-conserved linear cultural heritage in China in the 20th century. Despite that the conservation career of cultural heritage along Chinese Eastern Railway flourishes, the contradicted benefit demands between the conservation of historic buildings and the orderly development of the city is increasingly obvious. In t...

4: Knowledge economies and identity: planning for cultureFull Paper