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With the triumph of globalization and the expansion of financial capitalism over the past four decades, grass-roots city dwellers with long tenure are being displaced in an ongoing process of eviction and urban gentrification that is taking place in cities worldwide. The rights enjoyed by such city dwellers with respect to their own living environm...

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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. It has been confirmed by the researchers that TO...

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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 leaders are trying to show a different picture of the c...

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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 impact depends on other factors such as social context ...

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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 public space and the platform for people's daily spor...

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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 neglected, the issue finally turned into a declared...

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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 life and wellbeing, the concept of visual pollutio...

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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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“Walking is the first and foremost type of transportation, but it also provides an informal and uncomplicated possibility for being present in the public environment,'' quotes Jan Gehl in Life between Buildings. Studies also have proved that walking and cycling directly connect to better immunity to fight off diseases. With the prevalent crisis, ...

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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 among other things. Considering the above, our cities...

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To study and analyze the housing access of a community, as a basic human need, in the process of urban planning and policy-making is a critical endeavor. Housing is not entirely an individual area of decision-making as it affects and is affected by the social and political relations of societies, and hence is considered as a social issue and part o...

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For a long time, China's urban planning process often pays attention to the development of material structure while ignoring the connotation demand of humans, resulting in a series of problems in urban development. Urban spatial planning and research are facing the transformation from large-scale production space-oriented urban planning and design ...

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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 Institute at Tongji, No. 1239, Siping Road, Shang...

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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 combine China's traditional ecological wisdom from t...

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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 tool, face current urban challenges, and achieve ...

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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 spatial elements and built-up relationship of histor...

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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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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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The Regional Plan for Sustainable Development of the Brussels Capital Region identifies the canal area as the largest strategic development pole of the Region. It concerns a densely built, less-favoured, culturally diverse and segregated area. As a formal industrial area, it maintains an important economical role. In 2015, the Region launched the C...

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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 Tamil Nadu tops the list of most urbanized states...

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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 could improve the redundancy and resilience of local ...

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The project addresses the problem of replacing inconsistent and harmful practices of city planning by a balanced approach for sustainable development of the cities. The original methodology of the Anatomy of the City presented in this case is a new urban planning language that is easy to understand by different actors and has potential for creating...

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In the past two decades the State of Qatar has undergone a massive development of its urban centers, with an impressive upgrading and expansion of transportation infrastructures. Such a development, which has been functional for the social and economic growth of the Country, is currently matched by the need of implementing the United Nations sustai...

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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 extensive debate of development ethics. The Central Govern...

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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 characteristics of the association between green spac...

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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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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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