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Public spaces are the locus of activity and interaction in any urban area. Such spaces provide identity to cities, towns or neighborhoods and define the people and culture over there. Inclusiveness is one of the core aspects of livability and is directly associated with Public or Community Spaces. Large population and rapidly expanding urban areas ...

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Since 28 October 2019, the Government of Bali has already issued a Governor’s decree No. 45/2019 regarding Bali Clean Energy. This decree is hopefully the expected solution for the Energy Crisis in Indonesia in general, and in Bali in particular. Electricity in Bali island is majorly supplied by power plants in Java island from the very beginning...

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Since the Industrial Revolution and with the rapid changes of production-consumption paradigms, cities have become a hotspot for materials-energy consumption and urban modern anthropogenic activities have given birth to many multiscalar environmental distortions such as global warming, biodiversity loss, waste disposal and many other inter-linked e...

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China has success in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic in the first phase, then China has entered the period of virus control normalized, the concept of "resilience city", which takes urban development and public safety into consideration, has again attracted attention in the field of urban disaster prevention and mitigation. When dealing with...

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With the continuous improvement of transportation facilities and information networks, the obstruction of distance in geographic space has gradually weakened, and the hotspots of urban geography research have gradually changed from the previous city hierarchy to the characteristics of urban connections and networks. As the main carrier and manifest...

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The paper describes the partial results of the ongoing EU Interreg Italy-Croatia Joint_SECAP (Joint strategies for Climate Change Adaptation in coastal areas) project which aims to identify shared intervention strategies and adaptation measures to climate change in the Adriatic coastal cities by synergizing skills and raising local communities’aw...

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Background and Status Quo – the “Problem” Over the course of the last five years, most large cities have been experiencing dramatic effects of the climate crisis. In August 2018, the New York Times published “Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change,” an explicit chronicle of all the ignored warnings based on scientific e...

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With the rapid development of society and the rapid advancement of globalization, various public health emergencies occur frequently around the world. By reviewing the worldwide of SARS, H1N1, MERS, Ebola and other sudden infectious diseases shows that large-scale, urgent, dynamic, easily transmissible and high-risk public health emergencies have b...

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Jordan supports the third-largest population of Syrian refugees in the Middle East. Only 17% of Syrian refugees are living in camp environment. While urban Syrian refugees account for 83% of Syrian refugees in Jordan. The sustained influx of Syrian refugees and the limited capacity of refugee camps have brought urban refugees to the forefront of pu...

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The Western Ghats, starting north from Gujarat and stretching south till Tamil Nadu, is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The presence of 13 National Parks, 34 Wildlife Sanctuaries, birthplace to many rivers, and recognition by UNESCO as one of the world’s eight most important biodiversity hotspots makes the Western Ghats a highly sensit...

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The COVID-19 pandemic situation makes us to rethinking the urban renewal possibilities for integration of the automatic-waste-collection-systems (AWCS) as a main part of the infrastructural layer in the old city cores, especially for their integration at the public areas and facilities, that need to operate before and in the most cases during the p...

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Smart Cities Mission (SCM), India, launched in the year 2015 is the most eyed program of the country and is yet to meet its success of making 100 cities, ‘smart’ enough for its citizens. The program aims to build quality life and set pioneer cities on the roads of sustainable development. In this era of uncertainty and climate change, the missi...

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As our cities expand and densify simultaneously, the need for people to connect with nature increases. As per the reports by the UN, around 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas today, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. The rapid urbanization is forming a negative effect on health, productivity and well-being o...

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The current global health crisis has profoundly affected major urban centers all over the world. Confinement has put people’s lifestyles in question, changed daily priorities and limited citizen freedoms that seemed inalienable before. A new set of rules on social interactions and urban operations are fundamentally transforming the way we live, w...

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Abstract: The vision of a good urban city is to design spaces livable for everyone. Every individual deserves to enjoy each space within the city. In India, 39% of the total population are children below 18 years. Planning of a city from the vantage point of a toddler is the best way to start. A child friendly city will include child friendly parks...

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In recent times, after the defeat of the ‘sceptical approach’ on the strong correlation between global warming and mankind activities, the scientific debate about ‘anthropogenic Climate Change’ and its effects on human settlements has shifted. Nowadays, it is mostly focused on the capabilities of public policies and integrated partnerships ...

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To reach the energy and climate targets an important, but also very complex task lies within the existing built up area. Both the energy transition and the transition towards new housing models are asking for an approach on a larger scale. The focus can not solely lie on transforming individual buildings, so an approach on neighborhood level seems ...

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During current circumstances of COVID-19 crisis, communities are becoming more vulnerable and devastated physically, mentally, and their overall well-being. Without question, we urban designers and planners can do something to help people recover from the current crisis, and be better prepared for the next one. According to existing literature, we ...

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As per United Nations the Population growth and urbanization are projected to add 2.5 billion people to the world’s urban population by 2050, with nearly 90% of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa (United Nations, 2014, p. 1). Out of about 7933 urban settlements in India only 3892 qualify to be classified as Census Towns by the Census of...

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Sustainable Development Goals has the seventh target of its Sustainable Cities and Communities-Goal:11 focused on providing access to safe and inclusive green and public spaces. Principles of sustainable development necessitate that a balance between environment and development to ensure healthy living. It has long been established that the presenc...

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Over the last decade, there has been increasing discussions about self-driving cars and how most auto-makers are racing to launch these products. However, this discourse is not limited to transportation only, but how such vehicles will affect other industries and specific aspects of our daily lives as future users such as the concept of work while ...

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This paper is a case study on the ecological integration planning of inter-district regions ,which is based on the planning project between two cities in China ,Jinan and Qihe. For the purpose of creating an integrated ecosystem, this study researched how to connect and protect the farmlands, rivers, forests, habitats and walking routes of the inte...

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One of the biggest obstacles to the implementation of Nature Based Solutions (NBS), sustainable urban regeneration and new management instruments challenging the status quo of resource use in cities represents shifting the mindset of the citizens. Long-standing behavior in what concerns, for example, patterns of urban traffic or the reduce-reuse-re...

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Urbanisation is an index of transformation from traditional rural economies to modern industrial areas. It is increasing concentration of population in urban areas (Davis, 1965). Kingsley Davis has explained urbanization as process of changing from spread out pattern of human settlements to one of concentration in urban centres (Davis, 1962). When ...

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Scientific opinion is now agreed that global temperatures are likely to continue to rise with related weather patterns and extreme events. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is emphasized in its Fifth Assessment Report, that climate change impact is unequivocal. Climate change not only creates new development challenges, but it al...

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As global warming worsens, climatic condition in many regions is going through profound changes which could affect the livability of cities. The climate changing condition impacts is likely to affect many urban system world wide. The evolution of heat wave risk in cities is related to regional climate change. Destruction of greenaries and naturally...

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This contribution lies in the intertwining of two areas of the territory and urban planning’s studies: on the one hand, the research on “peri-urban spaces” (or "fringe areas"), on the other hand, the reflections on “specialized peripheral settlements” of activities, often indicated in literature in various ways such as “functional poles...

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Since the 1990s, the Chinese government has advocated the construction of affordable housing, with the aim of improving the living conditions and the quality of low-income people. Shanghai has built a large number of social housing communities in the suburbs of the city. The population of the central urban area was evacuated by 650,000 and the subu...

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Connected street networks significantly encourage higher levels of people walking and biking and less trip by motorized vehicles leading to significant reduction in carbon emissions which can greatly contribute to develop a green and sustainable city with community and environment friendly transportation system in order to achieve Sustainable Devel...

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[Objective]In order to alleviate the pressure of the central city and develop high-tech industry, the Science City has become common in the world, but paying too much attention to the industry but neglecting the ecology and livability as a new city makes the Science City face urgent problems , such as water resource constraints, impulse to develop ...

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