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Cities are the main engines of economy & human activities attracting flux of population from rural to urban areas. These cities hold high potential to create synergies and allowing development opportunities. Cities are also the places where inequalities are stronger and, if they are not properly man...

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The production, distribution and consumption of energy in cities is becoming more and more complex with the appearance of new technologies, financial models and user roles. +CityxChange is a smart city project in which seven European cities –Trondheim, Limerick, Alba Iulia, Písek, Sestao, Smolyan...

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In the context of the national territorial spatial planning in China, eco-spatial system becomes an important research object, the identification method of ecological pattern has also attaches importance to wider-scope consideration and multiple factor coordination. By taking Changshan County, Quzho...

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Walking is an important part of the tourist experience and comfort travel. There is increasing attention to encourage tourists to walk as a mode of sustainable transportation. Emergence of new and diverse forms of data has expand the field of research via text mining analysis. This is an alternative...

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Scenario planning is a tool that tests out development possibilities and their impacts on achieving community goals. It is primarily used by the government to support long-term well-being of the community. The tool influences growth policy and development laws and is useful in communications between...

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The continues rise in population, urbanization and the expansion of cities have triggered an increase in construction and demolition activities not to mention the frequent collapse of buildings which are mostly attributed to decay or poor structural design and/or the use of substandard materials amo...

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Bytom is a post-industrial city looking for a new vision of the future. City dwellers are between a history related to coal and new challenges. It is not easy for them to understand that industry is a thing of the past and you need to look for yourself and your identity again. Groups of social leade...

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Analyzing the Travel Pattern of Megacity Via Taxi Trajectory Data – A Case Study in Shanghai Guanhua Xing2, Xinghua Li1,2, Cheng Cheng1,2*, Wei Wang1,2 1. Key Laboratory of Road and Traffic Engineering of the Ministry of Education, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 201804 2. China Transportation...

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The issue of global climate crisis in city’s planning has been rising over the last 20 years while evidence of complex shifts in our planet’s system has been accumulated. This includes rising average temperatures, rising seas, melting glaciers and biodiversity loss. However, having been mostly n...

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In recent years, there has been big attention to the problems that urban settings are facing, they are losing their aesthetics and identity due to many urban issues, and neglected aspects, such as the visual pollution (Wakil et al, 2019). With the increasing focus on different aspects of quality of ...

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Climate changes, sixths mass extinction, use of the natural environment and extreme land transformation have been bringing the question of long, sustainable future. Theoretical division of cities, towns and rural areas have been shaping our perception and types of actions that are answering upcoming...

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In modern times, the scale of aging population is expanding rapidly and the trend is becoming more and more obvious, "home based care " model has become an essential approach to solve the problem of aging population in China. 15-minute community life circle is expected to be the basic unit in buildi...

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Urban overheating is increasingly becoming a complex urban phenomenon. Paris agreement stressed upon limiting the urban warming to a 2 degree Celsius limit. Further, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 stressed upon improving sustainability in cities, climate action and physical well-being....

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Public open space (POS) is an environmental good which has been approved to have the potential to benefit people from physical, phycological and social aspects. With the intensification of urban development, Privately Owned Public Open Space (POPOS) emerged as a common policy to respond to the widel...

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As recently, the emphasis on sustainable contemporary cities has been increased, as well as the concern in sustainable urban planning especially its remarkable role in environmental, social, and economic aspects. Also because of the outstanding connection between public values and sustainability, re...

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In the last few decades, Doha has experienced major transformation in infrastructure and its built form. Recently, the accomplishment of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) has been visible through Doha Metro Rail network becoming functional, which moved this city – state towards modern innovations...

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The COVID-19 pandemic and the epidemics in the preceding 20 years have shown the increased sensitivity of a globalized economy to disease outbreaks, its vulnerability, and lack of redundancy in economic production functions at a global scale. Scenarios for regionalization of economic development cou...

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With the acceleration of urbanization and the frequent occurrence of residents' physical and mental health problems, public health has become one of the important factors of urban development. As one of the areas closely related to people in urban life, community is the most frequently contacted pub...

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The complexity and dynamic of rapid urbanization causes many negative impacts on urban environment and decreases quality of life in our cities, producing cycled consequences from social, economic, environmental, urban, and institutional dimensions. Urban planning is unable to be an effective control...

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Like most historic and cultural cities in China, the historic urban area of JingMen city is facing a typical spatial problem of fragmentation and fuzzification. This study is focused on exploring a method for evaluating the existing values of historic urban area based on spatial prototype. As the sp...

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Bamboo has been in wide usage since ancient times as a low-cost material for houses, bridges etc. They are the largest members of the grass family & are the fastest growing in the world. It grows approximately 4 feet in a day [in 24 hours time period]. Bamboos are of noteable economic & cultural sig...

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This paper discusses the potential of an interdisciplinary design studio to develop innovative thinking in response to the climatic and social challenges facing contemporary waterfront redevelopments. Climate change has a broad and growing range of environmental effects on coastal cities that demand...

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With the society and economy of China entering the transition period, people's requirements for urban life show a trend of diversification and high standards. Urban design is no longer limited to physical space but starts to carry out multi-angle and multi-level comprehensive consideration on the so...

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Most people regard green spaces as a necessity to enhance the physical health and psychological well-being of residents in promoting the general health and welfare of citizens and the environment (Röbbel, 2016). In the Modern Era, the availability of green spaces has become an integral component of...

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Context Cities historically have been built around commerce, enabled by waterways and ports. They functioned, and function, as nodes in ever evolving networks of people and products. This hyper-accumulation of production and people led to rather poor living conditions in industrial cities during the...

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Urbanization has been rising exponentially all over the world where the trend of urbanization is at par with the population growth, resulting in creation of more urban areas - especially in developing countries like India where around 40% of the population reside in cities. The south-Indian state of...

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The relationship between the physical components of cities, including urban density, and public health of residents, is a challenging debate in different societies. Urban density affects the level of physical and mental health of residents, either directly or indirectly, however, the degree of impac...

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In the transition period of China's urbanization rate reached 60%, the excessive stage from the traditional industrial civilization to ecological civilization is the inevitable choice. In the transition period, we cannot only absorb the western development experiences of eco-city, but also should co...

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The impressive economic success of China in the past four decades is largely energy-intensive, which has been bringing numerous environmental impacts on its governance. The combination of limited resources and demand-led growth came at the cost of widening domestic imbalances and lead to an extensiv...

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Previous studies have revealed that green space may play a positive role in promoting cardiovascular health. However, this association was explored mainly in the level of overall residents. Given that prevention and rehabilitation efforts aim to reduce cardiovascular disease risk, the difference cha...

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