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This session will discuss the possibilities of creating healthy built environments that encourage physical activities of citizens. Noncommunicable diseases are one of the most serious threats to people, but some of the factors can be managed by staying physically active. The way that cities are build not necessarily promote or even allow physical a...

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Rapid urbanisation often results in a uniform infrastructural development, which compromises on liveability. Commercially mass-produced building materials and designs largely dominate the urban fabric. This generates not only low quality of life, but also compromises meeting the Paris Agreement, which calls for cutting 90% of GHG emissions from bui...

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Xi'An is one of the largest cities of China today and the former capital – Chang’An – of one of the four ancient civilizations in the world. It has a long history of 6,000 years and a rich cultural heritage, as it was once the capital of 13 dynasties in ancient China and the first city in History to have reached more than one million people. ...

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SDG 11 provides the opportunity for urban development from the perspective of sustainability transitions. There is a need for deep systemic transformations that are the result of unlearning unsustainable ways of managing the cities, their economies, and finances. There is a need to understand and emerging sustainable ‘niches,’ driven by transfo...

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The Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD) team proposes a special session titled “Msheireb’s Urban Heritage”, which comprises of three presentations, a moderated dialogue and an audience Q&A exploring various aspects of urban heritage in Doha’s Downtown. The session will explore how the redeveloped city’s identity is shaped by its architectural an...

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Port city regions are key locations in the post-oil transition and merit specific attention from planners. Located at the edge of water and land, ports are gateways to nations and continents—as the COVID-19 crises has just reminded us,—they are industrial and often petroleum hubs with important negative externalities for the neighboring urban a...

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The session will present three case studies of emergency response in three megacities to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, starting with the City of Wuhan, and following with New York and Paris. Presented by Huiyi Xia, Jianying Yuan, Nankai Xia (Tongji Urban Planning Institute), Sebastien Goethals (Citilinks) and Wenjing Luo (Wuhan Planning & Design Ins...

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Officials of civic authorities are the one who run cities. Municipal Commissioner, Mayors, Leaders, Police etc. Proposed session is to have some officials from Indian cities, representative of governance, law and order, Smart City and IT management who can discuss about success stories of their cities and cases of failure for future learning.

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Small - scale civic actions have the capacity to generate both social and urban change and push forward the localization of the SDGs. If today’s cities want improvement of environmental quality, it is necessary to engineer a way to combine sophisticated technology with citizen-driven data collection and utilization. Can this approach contribute t...

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Cities are the challenge of the 21st century, evolving and increasing rapidly the range of urgencies and emergencies. Most of the population in the world allocates in urban environments overlapping crisis such as covid19 worldwide outbreak. These extraordinary emergencies give us awareness about vulnerabilities and strengths of our living environme...

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City administrations and governance are responsibility of administrator, politicians, leaders etc. It is very essential that officials who are responsible for policies for city governance and management, they should be having experiences of other global cities, which they can apply for their citizen's betterment. Diplomatic community of any country...

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ISOCARP used to organize the special sessions on planning education. These were started by Prof. David C. Prosperi, and the first session of this type took place during the ISOCARP Congress in Perm, Russia (2012). In addition to already well established Young Planning Professionals’ Program (YPP) as well as other initiatives (like Mentor-and-Stud...

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Planners have a good grasp of Sense of Place and Place-Making at urban, neighborhood an city scale. However, we are confronted in the last 70 years with the metropolitan and megapolitan scales and the population is still stranged from identity and sense of appurtenance to the metropolis as a whole, beyond their emotional ties to their own particula...

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Oman is a country of stunning beauty and close-knit communities, which has decided to embrace its own unique path towards development: actively participating in a globalising world and at the same time strongly advancing its own culture, identity and way of life. As part of this drive, the Sultanate initiated a process of national and regional stra...

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Objective of the session is a critical assessment of the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and New Urban Agenda (NUA) in the light of COVID-19 pandemic and related economic crises. More specifically, the session asks how national urban policies and the application of the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning...

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The role of creative industries in heritage protection and smart culture can be explained as a paradygm of creative evolution from one side and of pshyhology of creativity itself from the other. Anyway, it existed a long ago before becoming an important tool for management of contemporary society. But, nowadays, in transformed post-pandemic society...

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Nairobi remains one of the world’s most intractable urban capitals, despite or as a result of a century of planning efforts. Development plans for the East African capital have been developed, repeatedly and sporadically, since 1898. Their implementation has been piecemeal and incomplete. These plans have ranged from thematic (rail and transport)...

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The advantages of Including Public Health in Urban Planning (Tehran experience in tackling with COVID-19) The public health and urban planning connection emerges within the common goals of preventing urban outbreaks of infections. Not attending to the public health issues in Urban Planning may cause health inequalities facing the urban poor people....

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1st PROPOSAL Format: world cafe or soapbox on the themes: 1. 15 minutes city – ways of rethinking megapolis (+suburbs) into a set of 15- cities 2. Substitution of Public transit infrastructure by bikes and SMT(slow-moving transport); Others may follow after seeing the abstracts submitted to Track 3 After conclusions are drawn and written down, we...

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In the second half of 2019, the Qingdao West Coast New Area planning authorities have invited ISOCARP Institute to provide it with a contemporary, international urban planning and design knowledge perspective on the next stage development and implementation of the (governmental) policies for the new era in development of the maritime cities. This k...

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The COVID-19 coronavirus crisis exposed our globalized vulnerability to novel pandemic infectious diseases without pre-treatment. It is yet too early to assess if ‘urbanization’ or ‘urban lifestyle’ is a root-cause of COVID-19, but surely cities and their typical characteristics are under stress: density, diversity, complexity and equity. H...

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COVID-19 demands a critical assessment of current governance failures. With over 150 million people worldwide at risk of eviction and being homeless, to “COVID flight” of tech and knowledge based workers fleeing high dense urban centers for “socially distant” suburbs and remote/rural areas, COVID-19 is reckoning a great reset of cities and ...

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Through re-use of industrial and abandoned heritage along the waterfonts and implementation of new purposes, there is intention to take into account the so-called “culture -led regeneration” method. A whole regional network of cities worldwide wish to create a guideline for urban regeneration through reuse by creative industries; taking into ac...

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Uniform urban development severely compromises the quality of life in cities. As a result, cities lose on valuable socio-economic opportunities. Qatar was one of the countries that took leadership and delved into an alternative development model. As a result, Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of the Qatar Foundation, implemented the Msheireb Downto...

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According to the World Health Organization, nine out of ten people worldwide breath contaminated air, which kills an estimate of 7 million people worldwide per year. Air pollution is excessive in cities, due to dense concentration of population, and high intensity of sectorial activities, such as transportation, housing, energy, construction, indus...

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Covid-19 had infected more than 4.2 million people worldwide by May 2020. During this outbreak, cities with high population density, high spatial density and high frequency of population movement, such as Wuhan, New York, Paris showed their vulnerability and unreadiness in the face of the virus. Thus, how do we plan and design cities to be more liv...

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The effects of climate change are increasing at an unprecedented rhythm, which demands adaptation and transformation of vulnerable waterfront territories. Cities aim to build up resilience, not only to mitigate losses, but also to transform themselves into stronger, improved built environments. Before the effective adaptation and mitigation, cities...

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While connectivity, decarbonisation, automation and the sharing economy are shaping the current transport revolution, the multiplication of mobility services at a fast pace through digital platforms is quickly impacting our commuting habits. As MaaS and transport technologies are rapidly evolving towards digital integration of multimodal fleets and...

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COVID-19 alerts urban planners and cities more broadly to invest in the planning of healthy cities, healthy environments for healthy people. The pandemic and response with lockdowns in almost every country shows that if cities cannot rely on a strong global and local health system, they will have extreme difficulties to continue to attract citizens...

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Wood will discuss a resilience screen and framework that was developed within a consortium that included the Rockefeller Foundation, 100RC (now GRCN), Impact Infrastructure and Social Finance. This resilient infrastructure investment screen is being applied that will be applied to infrastructure projects across a range of sectors within cities to i...

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