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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

Metropolitisation impacts regional settlement network and its spatial development. One of the vital challenges for, both researchers and regional planners is the delimitation of the metropolitan (urban) functional areas in order to define the strategic area of planning policies implementation. At the same time, there is a need to conduct more detai...

5: Smart futures and sustainability: planning for innovationPaper

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

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

Along with continuous development of rail transit system, it becomes more convenient and faster for people to go out for a trip. Rail transit not only affects choice of work place for people, but also it has impact on choice of places for entertainment and leisure. At present, Scholars has confirmed with necessity of integration for rail station an...

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Melbourne is undergoing an unprecedented population growth which fundamentally changes movement patterns across the city. A review of traffic data and travel behaviours found that people heavily relied on private vehicles for travel. With the population expected to rise by another one million people within the next 10 years, more people will want t...

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

In the knowledge economy era, with appearance of smart tools and communication technologies, not only the production process and information industry, but also people’s movement and interaction with urban spaces is altering more rapidly than ever before. Digital mutations in the cities, have created a new different layer beyond the physical conte...

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

As large cities’ hinterlands keep expanding, Shanghai and its neighboring regions are important regions of coordination for Shanghai to realize the goal of becoming a global city. Like other metropolises, Shanghai would inevitably move towards a development path featuring polycentric urban region. Over the years, the planning of Shanghai’s city...

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

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

8th of November 2014, the eyes of the world zero in Tacloban City during the landfall of Super Typhoon Haiyan. The enormous damage came way beyond the capacity of what anybody can imagine, affecting practically everyone. When disaster’s like this happens, amongst the victims- the marginalized are the most affected and due to limited resources to ...

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

The Beyond Heritage: Culture as Urban Renewal Resource Session focuses on the contemporary approaches in using cultural heritage as a tool for urban renewal. Based on the results of the recent two very different UPAT workshops in China – Suzhou’s “Panmen-Shantang Street in the Grand Canal National Culture Park” and Wuhan’s “New Hangzhen...

4: Knowledge economies and identity: planning for cultureSession Proposal

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

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

Cities face an unprecedented urbanization pressure, which led cities of the Global South to building infrastructure hurriedly, compromising on their natural ecosystems, cultural distinctiveness, human scale, wellbeing and liveability. As a result, many cities in developing countries are charac¬terized by overcrowded, poor quality and insufficient ...

6: Changing environment and risks: planning for resilienceSession Proposal

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...

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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...

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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

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

Cities have recently witnessed the emergence of connected objected and advanced technologies that are going to have an increasing influence on city planning and design as well as urban studies. Cities are mostly defined by their complexity. Megacities are characterized by millions of daily human flows and activities driven by individual and collect...

5: Smart futures and sustainability: planning for innovationSession Proposal

In the beginning of 1990s, approximately 15% of the world's population was living in cities and according to the statistics of the United Nations (UN), the urban population ratio in 2010 was 50.5% (Bai et al.,2005). This was an output of intensive urbanization process all around the world. In this process, the nature (land, water and atmosphere) ha...

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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

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

Planning and designing a city to better meet the needs of babies, toddlers and the people who care for them is one of the best investments a city can make. Growing evidence from neuroscience, public health, education and economics makes it clear: experience shapes the developing brain. One of the best ways to ensure good experiences is to support t...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peopleSession Proposal

1. Background: In recent years, China has experienced rapid social-economic development and urbanization. Although it has improved the living standards of residents, it has brought environmental pollution, urban emergencies, lack of physical activity and other issues, which pose a threat to public health. As a country with a large population, China...

3: Liveable places and healthy cities: planning for peoplePaper

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

Development of higway (Toll Roads) is a generator in the development of the Semarang City. This is indicated by population growth, built-up land, and urban economic (GDP). In spatial this can be predicted by remote sensing techniques using land use data extracted from multitemporal Landsat imagery. This study uses Markov-Cellular Automata methods t...

1: Limitless cities and urban futures: planning for scalePaper

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...

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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

First time in the history, urban area with an excess of 50% of the total population lives in urban zones. Urban areas take into account the trading of thoughts, and produce astounding advancements in business, craftsmanship, and thoughts. Urban areas are additionally home to millions living in destitution. Urban living can give a pathway to a super...

1: Limitless cities and urban futures: planning for scalePaper

Climate change has been defined as observed variations of average climatic conditions on a specific time period (decade, year, etc). Since the industrial revolution, external impacts of Anthropocene activities have been accelerating the climate change process with the accumulation of greenhouse gasses on the atmosphere. Direct results of this proce...

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