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Tourist destinations are used in coping with crises. Their exposure on several threats have reinforced them over the years and made them flexible with uncertainty. Are there any lessons that cities can take from tourist destinations? Urban tourism has increased rapidly over the years and tends to be the largest segment in total tourism activity glo...

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With economic restructuring many cities in China have entered post-industrial era, particularly in metropolitan cities such as Shanghai. Various informal uses have been observed on the former industrial land. One of the most liveable urban form is so-called “creative industrial park”, which is typical mixed use of culture, commerce and office. ...

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Over the last decades, tourism has experienced exponential growth, expansion and diversification, being considered one of the most important socio-economic sectors, an essential source of income and employment for many territories. In response to the concerns about the negative impacts of tourism and to improve the relationship between hosts and to...

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The metropolis of Tehran is the political and commercial capital of Iran. The city accommodates approximately 15 per cent of the nationwide population and hosts many important industries and infrastructures of the region. Thus, disaster mitigation and management are of great importance in Tehran. From the tectonic point of view, Tehran is located i...

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Industrial lands in China deserve new investigation as China is transferring from the high-speed development mode into new normal economy stage. We measured the development of industrial lands in China in the past two decades. Using urban industrial-construction proportion and location quotient for industrial lands (LQ) as indicators, we found that...

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In the evolution of the study of Urban Planning, the emergence of the notion of Publics and Counterpublics presents to us a cross-cutting framework that could aid us in the study of the complex transitions that are underway with every shifting paradigm. This is crucial at the rise of a crisis like Covid-19 and gives a set of tools with which to int...

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Private and public actors encounter difficulties in implementing the technological and organisational design of industrial ecology (IE) due to its complex nature. In some cases, IE is even regarded as the basis of the circular economy. IS is a sub-area of IE that focuses on the study of industrial networks in which resources are shared and valorise...

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Land use practices need to be regulated and managed else they cause harm the rivers. Land use practices have impacts on both the availability and quality of water resources. (Baker and Miller, 2013) used the SWAT model in an assessment of land use impact on water resources in an East African watershed. Rivers play a vital role in supporting these l...

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Background Ensuring the economic, climate and social urban resilience may be achieved within by Commoning. This collective practice of multi-actor governance is applied in both of urban and rural contexts. The authors present the outcomes of their research on the commonnig type of spatial management. Putting in parallel urban and rural contexts con...

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After China is developing into the era of industrialization, most developed countries chose the path of industrialization which is developing with the consumption of resources and environmental pollution, taking the strategy of “governance after development”. But China has large population, and the lack of resources causes we can't retrace Euro...

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The concept of coworking emerged in the early 2000s. Rapidly, these collaborative spaces proliferated all over the world, often installing themselves in renovated and reconverted places, offering shared offices and hosting a variety of activities for different types of users, such as events, training, networking sessions, among others. Its members,...

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The present tasks facing most of the cities in Nigeria is over reliance on foreign exchange earnings on crude oil. The task ahead is to ensure cities function properly and cater for its inhabitants adequately. Several effort to diversify and develop other sectors of the economy over the last two decades yielded no positive end. Although the country...

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Natural disasters have been an integral part of human history, regardless of geographical location. With the recent innovations in knowledge and data technologies, businesses have been collecting and analyzing data for decades to discover underlying trends and patterns. With massive amount of information available, authorities and rescuers should c...

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Liveable spaces and green spaces are often considered parts of the same coin. As urban development and densification increases in the contemporary city, we see green spaces disappearing from our living spaces, people being disconnected from nature, and as a result, decreasing liveability (Cilliers, 2012; Cilliers, 2013; Cilliers et al., 2010; Cilli...

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The development of digital technologies leads to new ways of collecting, storing, and processing data about the architectural and urban environment. Modern tools, such as laser scanners of various types, unmanned aerial vehicles, for a short period of field work allow to collect a large amount of data. The accuracy of the data in the form of point ...

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As a part of the supporting facilities of basic public services, the vegetable market provides great convenience to meet the daily needs of citizens. The study found that the vegetable market is an important supporting facility for family life and a vital indicator of urban livability. However, the traditional markets have the characteristics of la...

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The street is the main public space in the city. The quality of street space might affect the frequency of using the street, thereby affect the urban vitality. Thus, many previous studies have conducted the quality measurement of street space, street health benefits etc. Among them, most researchers believe that street quality and perceived comfort...

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Fossil fuel sources which are used to generate energy for vehicles, both personal and public, are limited and declining. Furthermore, the increase in carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere will cause pollution and destruction of the Ozone layer, and as a result, will create unfavorable conditions for life on Earth; most of this gas is produced by...

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While dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, we have realized that sustainable living environment is very important for human survival. The natural resource and material carrier of urban environment is land. As a kind of resource, it is the most basic and important guarantee in the process of human production and life development.The sustainabl...

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This study examines how the development of water supply management happens over time in distinct types of informal areas in Mumbai and Nairobi. The financial differences and political barriers in both cities, together with the vast diversity factors, development patterns, and challenges of each study area show that reconsidering different approache...

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Today, creating sustainable urban revenues from tourism and creating special urban tourism routes requires the use of new communication technologies and urban information systems. The research results show that the appropriate model of urban tourism to determine the specific routes of tourism should in the first place have a systematic approach to ...

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ABSTRACT The aim of this study is to define the cultural values that inspire the formation of traditional market spatial patterns. This study dealt with traditional market spatial pattern, hidden cultural values in the form of the morphology, and the factors that cause change. This study takes place in Sapon market in Egba-Oke-Ona in the city of Ab...

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The South African (SA) National Department of Human Settlements (NDHS) has always responded to high population, homelessness, poverty, expensive and scarce land with the policies that govern and support the provision of housing with high density policies. However, the Department is now re-thinking the provision of housing by de-densifying as a meas...

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Women’s triple role in the third world countries in under recognized. The traditional planning methods does not acknowledge the gender needs and varied gender roles while planning. Apart from playing the reproductive role, women perform productive roles, they are often secondary bread earners, which requires them to travel. In addition to this, w...

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Cities across India are facing challenges of unplanned development and burdened infrastructure, housing stock crops up before land-use planning while street infrastructure & public transportation is made to play catch-up with the already developed housing stock. The civic bodies struggle to provide basic amenities of sanitation, water supply, elect...

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The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of urban regeneration in fostering sustainable development of the heritage districts in old Doha, Qatar. Urban regeneration is a tool that seeks to address the apparent decline and decay of urban areas and cities across the globe. Over time, the process of urban growth, as well as productivity patter...

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Urban development and transportation are interrelated as transportation networks help in shaping the urban form along with supporting the social, cultural and economic growth of cities similarly infrastructure and superstructure of transportation networks are also shaped by city dynamics. Lahore, the cultural capital of the country, stands among th...

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Transportation infrastructures are key components of the modern highly interconnected urban built environment, which in the post-oil era may require the adoption of optimized engineering models to be employed for the design of more sustainable solutions. In the specific case of road pavements, these quantitative analyses are essential in order to m...

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Circular Economy (CE) is increasingly considered vital in achieving environmental sustainability. Assessing progress is a crucial part of implementing CE policies and managing CE practices [1]. Both scholars and practitioners have thus developed numerous CE indicators varying in scope and objectives. Achieving environmental sustainability is a matt...

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A good public space must be accommodative for everyone including the marginal, the forgotten, the silent, and an undesirable people. With the process of development, the city leaves behind the marginalized section of the society especially urban poor, who constitute about 20-30 percent of the urban population and are majorly involved in informal se...

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