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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 ...

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

Does Qatar has a sustainable metropolitan? The Qatar National Vision (QNV2030) emphasises the harmony between economic growth, social development and environmental protection is the management of the environment's production. In fact, Qatar is facing many challenges to achieve sustainable development. One of which is the unprecedented urban develop...

1: Limitless cities and urban futures: planning for scaleFull 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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A better understanding of the composition and form of cities, and how land use changes throughout a city, can provide helpful insights for city sustainable planning. Many sustainable city models have been studied and the compact city concept has been adopted as one the sustainable model in city planning policies of many countries. Its benefits are ...

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

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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Recently several ASEAN countries have come up with strategies for low‑carbon emission mobility with decreasing oil import dependency became one of its main objectives. To reach this, the strategies emphasize among others on the importance of removing obstacles to electrification of transport herewith promoting market development of the different ...

5: Smart futures and sustainability: planning for innovationFull Paper

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...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceFull Paper

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...

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

Metropolisation processes caused by unplanned urban growth have generated an enormous demand for infrastructure and services, as well as having an impact on the environment that can lead to imbalances in social development. To promote sustainable growth, it is necessary to plan a fair distribution of services throughout the development of the city ...

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

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...

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

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

With the establishment of the Constitution of 1988, a new approach to urban governance emerged in Brazil. The document brought significant changes regarding the right to the city and adequate housing, in particular, for the urban poor. The recognition of these rights triggered the experimentation with inclusionary policies around the country (Rolni...

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

Since the onset of democracy in 1994, rural development has been a key concern for government. Translating this into practice has however, proven to be far more difficult than had originally been imagined. Rural communities are still characterised by poverty, inequality, limited access to basic social infrastructure, underdevelopment, lack of econo...

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

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

Knowledge about how built heritage and megacities interact is still limited. At this stage of development, it is not yet clear what are winning approaches, how to measure performance, which data should be collected and how, and what is optimal way of using potentials of new technologies for that purpose. EU invested substantial resources into defin...

4: Knowledge economies and identity: planning for cultureFull Paper

Fo so long, urban studies in developing regions such as Indonesia has been trapped into a single view of global value and capital as the main, powerfull forces of the process. This view is derived from the idea that global actors and forces is the most powerfull actor in the whole process and treated local actors and institutions as the weakest and...

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

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...

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This paper looks at some of the challenges of planning for healthy and resilient cities with a focus on the features of the physical structure. We examine desired densities and open spaces proportions, green areas, as well as the role and extent of transportation networks. The above quest for the balance is illustrated by the case study of the city...

4: Knowledge economies and identity: planning for cultureFull Paper

This paper aims to identify and discuss major issues regarding urban climate resilience in urban areas in Vietnam, through an investigation on the Can Tho and Da Nang, two medium-size cities located in the Southwest and Centre regions of the country. It starts with a short introduction on the concept and framework of urban resilience and a quick in...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceFull Paper

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

The identity of a city is visibly recognized by observing its urban form. The development plans of the cities of Bangladesh address landuse planning and ignore the aptness of urban form. As a result, the cities of Bangladesh are growing haphazardly and turning into urban jungle rather than aesthetically pleasing habitable urban space. This study ex...

4: Knowledge economies and identity: planning for cultureFull Paper

Paradoxically the states of India which are least urbanized, under-developed and highly populated decides the polity of the nation and hence governance at core. Policy for development or urbanization in these parts of nation are not unpretentious but imminently intertwined with social justice, inclusivity and plurality would take different course i...

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

Achieving balanced development between cities and regions has been a guiding principle for state planning agencies. This concern has always guided national spatial policies and served as basis for many spatial plans in both developed and developing countries. Balanced development main assumption is that growth of large metropolitan areas must be co...

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

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...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceFull Paper

Informal settlements are a problem, as they are unecological, unsafe and lack adequate social and technical infrastructure. Through the absence of planning and architectural expertise, land is densely built-up with no public spaces and proper streets. As a result of continuous urbanization, this problem will keep growing. The UN Special Rapporteur ...

5: Smart futures and sustainability: planning for innovationFull Paper

As a prevailing model of regional developments towards collaboration, megacities are growing out of their municipal boundaries and uniting with neighboring cities and towns as metropolitan areas, which seems to be limitless. Literature has shown that metropolitan areas, as early forms of urban clusters, are mega cities surrounding with their neighb...

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

The development of supporting public service facilities is not only an important guarantee for the basic needs of urban residents, but also an important basis for promoting balanced development of the society and improving the livability of the city. In the context of rapid technological development, many facilities have been unable to meet the nee...

5: Smart futures and sustainability: planning for innovationFull Paper

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...

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