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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

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

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

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

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...

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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

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 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...

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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...

5: Smart futures and sustainability: planning for innovationPaper

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

Oil is a blessing for cities that are economically empowered by the petroleum-related industry. Until the peak phase of the business, the oil industry contributes to creating numerous jobs for the population, and the local societies obtain “brain gain” of incoming talents that fulfill the high supply of oil jobs. Evidence indicates that oil cit...

5: Smart futures and sustainability: planning for innovationCase Study/Research Project

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

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

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

Berlin exemplifies the relationships between (sub)culture, identity, and the emergent knowledge economy like no other. Unique conditions, including the aftermath of two World Wars, a generation-long separation by the Berlin Wall, and a period of failed investment-led over-speculation, created a testbed for alternative cultures, local creativity, an...

4: Knowledge economies and identity: planning for cultureCase Study/Research Project

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

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...

5: Smart futures and sustainability: planning for innovationPaper

With nearly 55 percent of Indonesia’s population or nearly 148 million people lives in cities today whose urbanization growth rate lagging other countries in the region, that are China, Thailand, and Vietnam (World Bank, 2018), Indonesian cities are prime sources of pollution, congestion, vulnerable to climate risk, and both physically and mental...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peopleCase Study/Research Project

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

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

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...

4: Knowledge economies and identity: planning for culturePaper

In urbanizing regions and metropolises world-wide, housing access is consistently a primary factor driving livability of cities and sustainable urban growth. Along with housing access and affordability, cities face shifting household composition, increasing vulnerabilities to severe weather events brought on by global warming, and accessibility and...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peopleCase Study/Research Project

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

Public open spaces are becoming more sought after in the present-day model of sustainable community and urban development. This study addresses the emerging concern with lack of safe and equitable public spaces in rapidly growing and over-crowded cities. It presents a brief discussion of fragmented urban settings and the disputed edges that are for...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peopleCase Study/Research Project

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

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

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

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