Papers

A global shift in sustainable urban development is underway to step beyond the conventional style by practicing a more participatory approach. Despite the axiomatic desirability of participation in planning within developing countries, citizens’ motivation and participation in planning projects have remained significantly low. It is, therefore, ...

1: Limitless cities and urban futures: planning for scalePaper

In Africa, the informal sector as a whole is estimated to account for 60 per cent of all urban jobs and over 90 per cent of all new urban jobs. After home-working, street trading is estimated to account for the largest share of these jobs. Trends in street trading over time are integrally linked to urbanization, migration and economic development p...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peoplePaper

This article explores photographic documentation as a complementary approach to capture liveability in informal settlements. It aims to explore the use of visual analysis, which may have the potential to capture information that may be otherwise missed in traditional survey methods. The article scans existing liveability frameworks and indicators (...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peoplePaper

Though it is true that China has experienced an astonishing transformation in its economy over the past three decades, the increasingly severe water scarcity is seriously undermining the socio-economic development and the sustainability of this country. In response to the issue and other environmental concerns, the city have been chosen one of seve...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resiliencePaper

The National Slum Upgrading Program for Indonesia (KOTAKU) is a national collaborative platform financed by multiple sources aiming to improve poor basic services for 29 million Indonesians living in urban slums areas. The program’s reach extends to 289 cities across Indonesia to achieve alleviation of urban slums to 0 Ha through real actions of ...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resiliencePaper

South African cities are therefore decentralising from the Central Place Theory urban form or mono-centric urban form to that of a Polycentric Urban Form, whereby the city is made up and formed around various regional centres and can eventually become recognisable as a multi-nodal city-region. New Developments such as nodes yield socio-economic pot...

4: Knowledge economies and identity: planning for culturePaper

Facing vulnerability of disaster in the coastal area, a disaster risk reduction planning is envolved in Kalianda as the capital of South Lampung regency. This district areas close to Anak Krakatau which one of the most actived volcano in Indonesia and caused the underwater landslide then turn generated a tsunami. One of the disaster risk reduction ...

5: Smart futures and sustainability: planning for innovationPaper

Indian cities in general and traditional cities, in particular, have evolved gradually over time, assimilating various collective cultural decisions of several social and cultural groups. This includes not only the amalgamated social-cultural scenario but also its tangible expression, the physical spaces. These cities are repositories of urban desi...

4: Knowledge economies and identity: planning for culturePaper

Transforming urban areas and processes represents a core challenge and necessity for shifting current development pathways at all scales towards sustainability (UN, 2016; Acuto et al., 2018; CitiesIPCC, 2018). While empirical insights into the transformation dynamics of sectoral and/or geographically delimited socio-technical and social-ecological ...

7: Urban governance and planning profession: planning for futurePaper

Urbanization, the rapid urban growth and the enormous economy it can produce has always been a fascination, motto and a routine task for us, the planners, urban designers, government and so on. We have explored its ultimate ways to get urbanized and grow, but always was at a cost of something else. The neoliberal ideologies, open markets, capital, ...

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

As a global commercial city in the Pearl River Delta region, Guangzhou has always been one of the most concentrated cities for migrants both from other China’s cities and abroad. On the one hand, a large number of population movements promote the vitality of the city; on the other hand, various social problems arise, such as residential segregati...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peoplePaper

Urban green space is under pressure as cities grow and expand. Research has shown that urban green space is positively associated with people’s health and well-being. One of the underlying mechanisms is that urban green space plays a role in stimulating physical activity (Hartig et al. 2014). In order to take these insights into consideration, a ...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peoplePaper

With the population evolution and the shortage of land in the internal cities, the average building height is increasing. Splitting living or working spaces from the ground and moving them in height as a solution for the scarcity of land in the mega cities; but it also splits people from nature and ground. As a result for the separation from enviro...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resiliencePaper

As globalization causes ongoing local and regional structural economic transformation processes, big challenges arise for today's urban planning. Cities struggle regenerating themselves based on new economic principles (e.g. sustainability) and new substitute industries to stabilize the urban fabric and stop further shrinkage. Methods and new plann...

5: Smart futures and sustainability: planning for innovationPaper

How Smart sustainable cities are dependent on components like compact development, sustainable innovations with wide information & Communication Technology. Integration of compact land use and intelligent public transport system in Smart cities releases many pressures of rapid urbanization through organised compact land use, easing out travel, prov...

5: Smart futures and sustainability: planning for innovationPaper