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

Semarang-Surabaya corridor is the backbone for economic growth of Central Java and East Java. This corridor also plays a role in national economic growth. Semarang-Surabaya corridor development is expected to create positive externalities, such as creating spillovers in urban areas along the corridor. The spillovers in an urban area along the corri...

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

RRegional Integration of Yangtze Delta, China has been a heated topic since the 21st century, when the communication by the local government or public becomes ever more intense. The meeting of primary leaders in Yangtze Delta was held every year since 2005. By contrast, the cross-boundary coordinating issues shows little progress. For example, Jing...

7: Urban governance and planning profession: planning for futureDraft Presentation

Urban vulnerability refers to the ability of a city to resist internal and external natural and human factors. With global environmental changes and urbanization continuing at pace, the urban planning and development strategies of cities, especially megacities, are facing comprehensive and unprecedented issues. This paper takes Shanghai, one of the...

5: Smart futures and sustainability: planning for innovationDraft Presentation

The decentralization of employment to suburb has created numerous new attractive sub-centers, where residential and economic activities were mixed together. This process, termed as post-suburbanization, could be found globally with some variation between countries. The emergence of post-suburbanization and its polycentric spatial structure has been...

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

In less than a few decades Qatar – a country in the middle of the Arabian Peninsula – has grown from a fishing and pearl hunting nation into the most affluent economy with the highest GDP per capita in the world. The population increased from just over a hundred thousand in the 70s to around 2.5 million currently. These major changes had to be ...

7: Urban governance and planning profession: planning for futureDraft Presentation

As an important role of regional cohesion and functional complementarity in the integrated development of the Yangtze river delta and the development of the Shanghai metropolitan area, the rural area is an important part of boosting the overall construction of the metropolitan area. At present, the research on rural revitalization mainly focuses on...

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

Coastal areas are globally under pressure during the last centuries. It often results in land use conflicts which are affected by the diverse composition of stakeholders and interest as well as lack of governance. Our study from Patimban Indonesia explores the influencing factors of large scale land transformation for seaport development resulting ...

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

Most of the cities in the world are witnessing tremendous changes in their urban landscape, over the last half-century. Under the modern planning regime, the spatial layout organization of a city is very much dictated by the ease of motorized movement priority, in order to cope with increased travel demands as a result of the pressing growth of the...

4: Knowledge economies and identity: planning for cultureDraft Presentation

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...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peopleDraft Presentation

In recent years, the acceleration of urbanization leads to the serious hardening of the underlying surface in cities that are located in China and the waterlogging caused by the hardening damages the development of those cities. According to the Chinese Ministry of civil affairs < 2016 National Natural Disaster Situation>, the statistics show that:...

5: Smart futures and sustainability: planning for innovationDraft Presentation

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 ...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peopleDraft Presentation

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...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peopleDraft Presentation

Although there is substantial literature on the implementation of integrated water resources management and multilevel governance of water, less attention is given on how and why cultural values contribute to the integration level of its implementation. Thus, this paper examines cultural ecological knowledge impacts on current water management prac...

4: Knowledge economies and identity: planning for cultureDraft Presentation

Defining the RUrban – taking a case of Hyderabad Large parts of rural areas in India are not stand-alone settlements but part of a cluster of settlements, which are relatively proximate to each other. These clusters typically illustrate potential for growth, have economic drivers and derive locational and competitive advantages. Hence, making a c...

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

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

Land planning governance is considered as a deliberate attempt to solve the complex nature of land planning. Connective capacity as the capacities of domains and institutions to combine various values, cross boundaries and establish linkage, is found as one of the main aspects of the land planning governance. However, existing researches have mainl...

7: Urban governance and planning profession: planning for futureDraft Presentation

The paper explores the informal approaches adopted by the Kalyani municipality in the state of West Bengal (India) to challenge the unconstitutional limiting of its powers by the state government using a voluntary sanitation project and the resultant dilemma regarding legitimacy of land tenure in two of its slums. By understanding the kind of sanct...

7: Urban governance and planning profession: planning for futureDraft Presentation

The Yangtze River Delta metropolitan region is one of the six largest urban agglomerations in the world. Its regional integration development is a key point of the Chinese government’s regional coordination strategy. And also, establishing the Yangtze River Delta integration model zone has become a national strategy. There are a high degree of ur...

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

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...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peopleDraft Presentation

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

Regional planning literature suggest development of small and medium sized cities to counter balance mega-city-centric growth poles. Yet, implementations of such strategies are problematic, especially in fast growing transitional economies of the Global South. Market driven global economic environment typically favours metropolitan scale, connectiv...

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

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

The 1001 fairy tale of the East, a cultural capital of Kazakhstan, a center of arts and festivals of Central Asia, a contemporary oasis in Syr Darya valley. There are only a few targets of urban transformation of Turkistan, the masterplan strategy designed by interdisciplinary team of Urban Sustain Architecture (Kiev) and Frame Art (Astana). Turkis...

4: Knowledge economies and identity: planning for cultureDraft Presentation

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 ...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peopleDraft Presentation

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...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peopleDraft Presentation

With China’s urbanization embarking on a new stage of regional integration, the intra-megacities have been experiencing more and more strong interactions. Meanwhile, the complex inter-regional contradictions are becoming extremely acute, such as environmental pollution, ecological destruction and industries competition etc., especially in the cro...

7: Urban governance and planning profession: planning for futureDraft Presentation

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

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...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peopleDraft Presentation

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...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peopleDraft Presentation