Questions related to City Planning
How are urban agglomerations coping with water shortages and increasingly frequent periods of drought caused by progressive global warming?
The effects of progressive global warming include increasingly higher average air temperatures, record high temperatures recorded annually during the summer heat waves, longer and more severe periods of drought, and rivers, lakes and wells drying up. Drought is becoming an increasingly serious problem in agriculture. In some regions of the world, crop production is already declining due to increasingly frequent periods of drought. In metropolitan areas, too, increasingly frequent heat and drought are generating a number of serious problems. Many urban agglomerations lack clean water and rivers are heavily polluted. As a result, in some cities restrictions are being imposed on water use beyond food and sanitation purposes. For example, watering lawns may be allowed once a week in some cities. During periods of drought, total bans are imposed on watering lawns and washing cars from clean running water intakes. In addition, during hot weather in the situation of large areas of concrete and small areas of green space, the lack of urban parks in metropolitan areas, the air temperature rises strongly. In the situation of lack of water and strong heating of concrete surfaces, living conditions in urban agglomerations deteriorate significantly. In addition, in a situation of underdeveloped renewable energy sources and thermal power generation based on dirty fossil fuel combustion energy and a large number of internal combustion cars, smog characterized by strong air pollution from toxic wastes of combustion processes is increasingly appearing. As a result, some residents of large urban areas are moving out of city centers to the outskirts of cities, suburbs or the countryside. This is fostered by the development of remote work provided via the Internet. However, problems related to the shortage of clean water are steadily worsening. In the long term, it is necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to slow down the ongoing process of global warming. In view of the increasingly serious problems caused by scarcity of clean water, city governments are introducing new solutions for reducing water consumption.
In view of the above, I address the following question to the esteemed community of researchers and scientists:
How are urban agglomerations coping with water shortages and increasingly frequent periods of drought caused by ongoing global warming?
What does this issue look like in your city?
What is your opinion on this issue?
I invite everyone to join the discussion,
Thank you very much,
It has been stated that a discussion of global urbanism that situates the city at the core of the planet’s future will provide pathways for evidence-based interventions to ensure ambitious positive environmental changes. Using ideas and examples from the Wray and Miller textbooks, reflect on the role of equity, inclusion and justice in city planning.
How can the biodiversity of urban green space ecosystems, including urban parks and gardens, be protected and developed?
In the context of ongoing climate change, the ongoing process of global warming, environmental pollution, the health of people living in the city, urban parks and other green spaces have a very important role. Studies show that urban green areas also play an important role in the number of bees and other pollinating insects, in reducing the extinction of these insects that are important for agricultural crop production. Many bees and other pollinating insects die in agricultural fields where too many pesticides and other crop protection chemicals are used. Urban parks, urban gardens and other green areas play an important role in protecting the status of bee populations. Besides, green areas, urban parks significantly reduce the air temperature in summer during hot weather. This makes the air quality better, the temperature lower during hot weather, the air more humid and cleaner. Urban parks and gardens therefore play a key role in terms of shaping the biodiversity level of natural ecosystems of green areas in cities, in conurbations and also in large metropolitan areas. Unfortunately, in some cities, the trend of so-called concreting instead of afforestation still prevails. This has continued to be the case over the last decade or so in the country in which I operate. It is only recently that the local authorities of some cities have started to pay attention to these issues. In order to reduce the scale of the summer drought in cities, they began to reduce the scale and frequency of lawn mowing and in city parks. Flower meadows have finally been created instead of mowing lawns. Bird nesting boxes and insect houses began to be erected in city parks. In some cities, areas of concrete pavements that were too large began to be dismantled and green belts increased, etc. Finally, after many years of appeals to city authorities by ecologists, naturalists, biologists, but also citizens of many other professional specialisations, environmentally and climate-conscious city dwellers, something has started to happen in terms of protecting the biodiversity of natural ecosystems in urban green areas and also increasing green areas in cities and urban metropolises. Rainwater catchment systems are being set up in urban housing estates. Rainwater and/or water from sewage treatment plants is used to water urban lawns, flower meadows, urban parks and other green areas in cities. There is a return of moa to the establishment of home gardens, with residents creating flower gardens but also vegetable and fruit gardens. Nowadays, rising food prices and the developing energy and food crisis can reinforce these positive trends. In addition, more and more environmentally and climate-conscious city dwellers are cycling instead of using combustion cars. There are more and more positive developments. But these are only the beginnings of the above mentioned positive, pro-environmental and pro-climate changes.
In view of the above I address the following questions to the esteemed community of scientists and researchers:
What else can be done in this regard?
What other pro-environmental and/or pro-climate measures can be implemented in cities?
How can the biodiversity of urban green space ecosystems, including urban parks and gardens, be protected and developed?
What do you think?
What do you think about this topic?
I invite you all to discuss,
Thank you very much,
I was gathering data about Arsi University Bekoji campus, and I observed something about the city planning. On the right side of the google image (in 2019), you can see the new urban development, and on the left side, what is most probably agricultural villages and Greenfield. The new urban development follows one of the typical city plannings I have seen all over Ethiopia, which follows a grid pattern to arrange the urban blocks and in contrast, the Greenfield has its own block pattern, which I think is the result of the social, cultural, and historical way of arranging plot of lands. It shows the trails of what is left of the ‘traditional planning.’ My whole point here is, why don’t the city planners appreciate and try to incorporate the traditional/ unexplored knowledge into the planning. That way, each city can have a unique experience and preserve the inhabitants’ lifestyle. Of course, my assumptions might be wrong, so if you are from, visited, or lived in Arisi, I would like to know what you think? Or let me know what you think about the planning ? About Arsi: Location: Bekoji, Arsi zone, Oromia region, Ethiopia Population as of 2015: 181, 906 Built-up area: 0.76 sq. km google map: https://lnkd.in/g74-VAm5 #arsi #bekoji #arsiuniversity #agriculturalvillages #savetraditionalplannings
We are currently working on a paper where we discuss how far the planning and interventions in cities nowadays ( masterplans, regeneration plans) include decisions based on the analysis/findings obtained from social media data. There is quite a lot of research that has been done, reports, and so on that concur on the fact that these data are rather helpful for the diagnosis and prediction of numerous urban dynamics and for decision and policy making... but so far we find only very few examples (to our knowledge) where these approaches have been indeed implemented in a master plan and executed. We are wondering if there is a published example/report/study that considers social media data for diagnosis/prediction and has had an impact on actual planning decisions... Thanks in advance for your help!
My name is Christiano Piccioni Toralles, I am a professor at the Inst. Fed. of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and student of the Doctoral Program in Spatial Planning at Un. Coimbra (Portugal), under the supervision of prof. Anabela Ribeiro. I'm here inviting volunteers to collaborate as an expert with my Ph.D. research on urban mobility, specially dedicated to walkability, in an inter/multimodal, inclusive, and participatory perspective.
The form link is found below. It starts with a brief explanation of the proposal and the Consent Form, then moving on to the questionnaire itself.
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- At the beginning of the form, there are instructions for translating into other languages, if necessary.
Globally and mandatorily, this questionnaire has 222 questions with multiple choice answers, except for two open-ended questions (one for the name of your city and the last one for optional comments or suggestions), with an estimated duration of 30 minutes.
This research has as its target audience only professionals who work in urban planning, mainly dedicated to the theme of urban mobility, in public or private institutions, including academic-scientific. Planners, designers, researchers, and teachers are invited to respond. There are no restrictions about their professional qualification (for example, in Urban Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Geography, Public Health, Environmental Psychology, Tourism, Sociology, Anthropology, etc.), as long as they have some experience in the subject.
If you have any questions or would like to request further information, feel free to write on this forum. Or you can contact me by email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Thank you for your attention.
I am a graduate student in City Planning at the Indian Institute of Technology currently researching 'Planning Strategies towards Low Carbon Developments in the City with a focus on urban design heuristics. I am conducting expert opinion surveys to improve the quality of the ongoing project. As you are an expert in the subject, It is my humble request to kindly allow me for a brief session sharing your viewpoints on the need for low carbon developments in the urban regions, current progress in this sector and the possibility of a relationship between urban form, energy performance and GHG emissions.
I thank you in advance for your time, efforts and consideration. It should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Your response is highly appreciated!
Link to the Survey: https://forms.gle/izx3h8Xrn5QfZvCa7
The development of smart cities is a part of the broader concept of sustainable pro-ecological development based on the use of modern, innovative information technologies and in addition to ecology.
In this way, the development of smart cities also improves people's lives and can make people happier.
Do you agree with me on the above matter?
I want to measure the ratio of open spaces such as parks and gardens to the number of children in a city.
There are quite a few parks in the city, and their width and fun park vehicles are also very few.
However, my understatement is not based on a scale. I want to compare it with other cities and reach a conclusion based on the number of children in the available park areas. I need sample research and scales on this subject. I would also like to benefit from studies evaluating the subject in terms of city planning approaches.
Thank you for all the help.
The boundaries of my investigations limits by real implementation on cities which are too far from driverless cars, ITS or other hyperllops-like decisions. I carefully examined,perhaps, all the existed models and approaches from japanees "Jamology", limitations of transport flows in the centre (of London,tax model), VANET, platooning, V2X, SCATS, SCOOT, traffic lights management and other methods which have some limitations from 'non detected' [without any sensors] vehicles (old cars, mini bus taxies or so-called "root taxy" , horses and carts , motocyclies, scooters, etc. or the bypass roads (which have exits in the centre of calculating zone and make some deviations in algorithms).
Not everything is solved by the development of public transport. In our city, it is planned to build a subway for 20 years, but the zones of the city are developed according to their own laws without taking into account the plans laid down for the metro, and therefore part of the dug canals under the ground do not meet today's needs.
Similarly, with the development of cycling and pedestrian zones. In countries with sharply continental weather in the cold season, it is unlikely that the city dweller will choose a bicycle instead of his personal car while the temperatures below 20 °C. Bus routes can have a certain effect, but again, dedicated lanes are needed (consider adjustments to the law and traffic regulations) and the replacement of a fleet for more comfortable trips as well as more developed routes. Inspection of road regulation(the police) is not as much interested in solving the problems of traffic congestion. The main indicator of the success of their work is the minimum number of accidents and victims on the roads. Therefore, the lower the traffic flow rate or its "standing", the calmer. Thus, what solution can really be implemented in cities where there are no autonomous and flying cars, where the budget is not enough to build monorails and tunnel stations (junctions) to connect metro, buses and other vehicles in rooms with comfortable conditions (for example, Queensland , New Zealand)?
Does anyone know if there is any rainfall threshold (mm/year, month or day, etc.) for a city to be considered "rainy" or "very rainy"? Or the rainfall intensity thresholds (weak, moderate, heavy, etc.)? Are there any international standards, for example from ISO or another institution? If there is a reference to support it, it will help better.
Ditto for wind speed thresholds (m/s or kt) for a place to be considered "windy". Does anyone know any references?
Thank you in advance for your attention.
Cities are increasingly aware of sustainability issues (economic, social & environmental) as part of their long term development but many cities in developing countries are still dealing with basic and most urgent concerns like economic growth, employment generation, housing needs, infrastructure development, water and sanitation etc. How urban plans and planning systems can be put into use to deal with all these concerns particularly in terms of potential development conflicts, barriers and trade-offs?
"THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY SCIENTIFIC QUESTION"
The human being's passion for automobiles is something incredible, but also complicated.
There are countless reasons to make a human being like a car, nor do I intend to discuss here what each one likes most. This passion for car almost always does not let us see clearly and rationally use and acquisition of a vehicle.
However, several studies show that vehicle is almost always underused for its intended purpose, which is actually walking and transporting. Almost your time is spent just standing still and parked (see figure).
Tell us, after seeing figure, in your scientific opinion if shape we have chosen is really useful?
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A relação entre o ruido urbano e a forma como os diversos atores sociais com ele se relacionam tem vindo a ser negligenciada dentro do seio académico (em especial dentro de áreas como a sociologia, antropologia e estudos urbanos). Por certo que, dentro do horizonte das ideias, ligada a uma relação bilateral entre as paisagens socialmente construidas e a evolução das cidades, existem algumas produções (como a de Carlos Fortuna; Augoyard e Torgue; Halligan e Hegarty; entre outros), mas ainda existe alguma falta no sentido da normalização (ou naturalização de G. Simmel) entre os sons e o meio urbano.
Assim, gostaria de perguntar se, dentro dos constrangimentos que a globalização permite, conhecem mais produções dentro desta área?
Obrigado pelo tempo.
In connection with the progressing process of global warming, the importance of creating and implementing eco-innovations, including architectural eco-innovations, is growing.
Currently, projects are being created: City of tommorow, Eco City, Vertical Forest etc.
Will humanity manage to realize these projects?
Will the global warming effect of global warming lead to the disaster of many urban agglomerations?
Please reply. I invite you to the discussion
Do you know any example/case study using state of the art technology for waste management? (e.g., GIS, BIM, Computational tools, Computation Design)
We are working on Construction and demolition waste management in the built environment context, which one can be more useful for waste management in your area (e.g., construction, food, electronic waste etc.)?
We are working on the visualisation techniques and welcome to your participation.
I am currently working on an assessment of environmental impacts from cities built from scratch. Hereby I would like to model different urban growth scenarios in the region of the new master planned cities. The problem is that most of the modelling tools (SLEUTH, GRASS, ...) need historical maps in order to evaluate past urban growth to indicate future scenarios. Obviously this is something I do not have as those cities are not built yet. What I do have are the satellite images of the current state (with its land uses: forest areas, agricultural areas, etc.) and the master plans which I could compose another land use map of.
Do you know any free modelling method, usable within QGIS or an alternative free GIS operator that fits my problem? I was not able to find anything like that so far. Therefore I am very happy about any tips you can give me.
Thank you in advance!
Different transportation, land-use, environmental, and other corresponding planners propose their work for new city urban plans in order to address the existing problems by identifying the major gaps they had. The existing land-use was following bad planning principles and it is already a failed plan. When planners integrate their proposed spatial plan to existing land use, they will have a real challenge in aligning. So, as a planner, what would be your choice to align the proposal you have with the existing land-use?
- Shall i follow the standard plan i have and remove the existing unplanned land-uses( NB: the compensation cost may be too large) ? or
- Shall i accept the existing situation as it is and compromise the planning standards?
What is your suggestion?
Any help is appreciated very much.
My position is trying to go beyond the idea of dealing with COVID19 as an opportunity but as a paradigm shift that will change every aspect of life and particularly the way houses, neighborhoods and cities are planned and designed. We need to move to an authentic people-based urbanity and architecture. How do you see this from your perspective and your context?
Thematic session (Workshop): Computerized evidence-based decision making
This workshop intends to explore the reasoning process behind how digital evidence is integrated throughout planning, urban design, urban infrastructure and transport projects as well as building and product design processes.
Decision making models involving simulations for:
· urban design,
· urban infrastructure and transport,
· building design and product design.
· Dr. Clarice Bleil de Souza (Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University - UK)
· Prof. Valerio Cutini (DESTEC University of Pisa - Italy)
· Dr. Federico Cerutti (School of Computer Science, University of Brescia – Italy)
· Ms. Camilla Pezzica (DESTEC University of Pisa – Italy & Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University - UK)
April 26, 2020: Deadline for paper submission
May 24, 2020: Notification of Acceptance. June 15, 2020: Deadline for the final version of the Papers Submissions; https://ess.iccsa.org/cgi-bin/login.py
Keenly looking suggestions about the prospect and challenges of scientific study in Heritage, Indigeneity and Folklore Studies (HIFS) at the educational institution around the world.
Due to the fact that the land property market is limited, people implement investment projects not only directly on their surface, but also:
- below them (e.g. tunnels, but also a hotel 100 meters underground) and
- above them (for example, hanging bridges, as well as offices in "houses" on trees),
- as well as "in the ground" (including a cave apartment, a hotel in volcanic rocks, an underwater hotel).
Anyway, these are often large and very recognizable investments. Their wide scope induces to ask many questions, e.g.:
- what investment projects have already been implemented or are planned in individual cities in the world?
- In what direction can they develop?
- What ideas that seem impossible today may become possible in the future?
- How is technology developing, e.g. in the field of construction?
- Are such projects likely to be affordable for a wider group of consumers?
- How do these types of investments affect the market value of companies implementing such projects or having them in their investment portfolios?
- do such investments include the same specifications as classic real estate investments (connected with liquidity, discount rate, rate of return etc.)?
- Others questions?
Good morning RG community,
Seeking guidance please!
I had an interesting email exchange regarding sustainable fire safety operations, machine learning, and sustainable smart cities today. Bottom-line, my colleague could not accept my position (sustainability applies to Fire Safety & Planning.
Advice please, how would you convince a very bright researcher to think more broadly? Obviously, fire safety is more pressing but my colleague does not want to discuss a small project scope change could create an important technology innovation for all society.
Different transportation planners use different criteria to suggest or to propose a public bus route for one city.
There are different considerable factors to be used as a reference to propose such projects such as Traffic volume, future population dynamics, decision-maker's point of view, land use characteristics and other demographic characteristics may be used as a reference to propose a public bus route system for one Metropolitan city.
And, To consider the whole things in one case, it needs special, long preliminary investigations and careful attention.
I know that there are a bunch of planning concepts from different literature, But, i need a clear image on what were the necessary and obligatory planning criteria that must be considered in proposing public bus routes for one developing countries?
Any help is appreciated. It is open for learning-teaching discussion.
I am writing a forecast over the future of Emden, a 51,000 inhabitants town in the north west of Germany which is heavily dependent on the automotive industry. The Volkswagen Group now plans to re-structure its plant here switching from fuel-driven to electronic cars and set ambitious goals as to the year 2023.
Yet, given the sluggish technological and sales performance of electronic cars so far, it is questionable whether this aims can be achieved. If not, I guess there would be major disruptions to the regional economy, in terms of rising unemployment, decreasing tax income, repercussions for the real estate sector, and others.
Detroit is a major example to what might happen to a city or region when the major employer(s) vanish or decline. That is why I want to include a case study over Detroit into my research.
I now ask you, if you know somebody who made some research over the economic history of Detroit, up to the presence. People who can offer economic, statistical, regional development and/or city planning expertise are welcomed for an exchange of ideas.
Don’t hesitate to contact me over this platform or my e-mail:
Alternatively, you give me a hint where to find the appropriate person. Also, if you have any ideas what other towns or regions had to suffer from a decline of one leading industry or company.
Thanks a lot for your ideas, your efforts, and your support!
Reiner, Professor for Economics, University (HS) Emden-Leer
According to Christopher Alexander, beauty arises out of the wholeness, which is defined mathematically as a recursive structure, and exists in space and matter physically, and reflects in minds and cognition psychologically.
Exactions are payments in one form or another to local governments to get development permission. The payments could be cash, land, or building of public facilities.
The distinction between tourism planning and urban planning may be determined by how the nature of tourism differs from that of community development, physical (infrastructure and facility) planning, and land use planning. Tourism planning usually focuses on the interests of specific groups in the population, particularly those in the private sector like tourism corporations, while urban planning usually seeks to serve the interests of broader society. Tourism planning often is focused more on the facilities and infrastructure that serve tourists such as associated leisure and hospitality sectors. Urban planning is generally more inclusive in its field, trying to pay attention to all the fundamental sides of quality of life and community development, although this varies from one location to another. Moreover, while urban planning is a basic social necessity, essential for the control of development and property values, tourism planning is not seen as a fundamental public necessity, thus voluntary cooperation is often less critical for public discussion.
Is artificial intelligence based mathematical model possible to forecast cities growing requirements for increasing populations.
In a smart city planning: the role of automation and AI is crucial. Cities populations and its demands are increasing every day.
As per report, world's 97% big cities infrastructure including supply chain management is not sustainable at all. Either we need to replan whole city or in hybrid manner transform a city through a plug and smart model.
AI based mathematical model what is mentioned here is core to the bigger picture of an effective supply chain management of a city.
For that regular encreasing demands based on increasing population need to be updated as accurately as possible. AI based mechanism can help to control many dynamic factors such as demand and supply items, quick roadmap for policy planning and execution
and many many things.
Human errors possibilities are so huge, To reduce this risk Semi-Autonomous distributed system with several peripheral like cameras, sensors, and other dynamic parameters need to be managed.
Here AI can help in solving many problems.
Is artificial intelligence based mathematical model possible to forecast cities growing requirements for increasing populations?
Urban dictation contributes significantly to the sustainable development of cities.
Most developing countries are witnessing the intervention of influential actors (especially politicians) in the urban planning process, To benefit from the resources provided by cities
I am very new to the research gate website and I was wondering if the community might be able to help me out.
I am currently writing an essay for my March Part II at the University of Westminster. The subject is the Bishopsgate Goods Yard in Shoreditch, which is a vacant site since 1964 and one of the biggest brown fields left in central London.
In conjunction with my essay, I am trying to write a section that deals with land value in London and another on planning policies. For some reason all the people I have reached out to have avoided answering any of my questions.
I was wondering if within the Research Gate community anyone would be able to answer my questions regards to these two subjects or better even know people that actually work for Planning at houses of parliament or developers that could give me hard facts on land value in London?
Apologies in advance if these kind of discussions are perhaps avoided on this website but I am getting to a point where I feel I need to do anything in order to have even one answer back.
All the best,
Business cycles continue to last longer. They are increasingly being extended through active interventionist monetary and socio-economic policies. Implementations of large infrastructure and energy investment projects often require longer, long-term construction and implementation periods. Countries with large resources of production factors, including financial, human and technological capital can implement large investment projects in the public sector or as part of public-private partnerships. In China, for example, the modern technological metropolis Shenzen was built from scratch in China during the 30th anniversary. There are planned at least two similar large infrastructure and metropolitan projects, including a modern city, self-sufficient in crops and a significant portion of other commodities, a modern city that is to be built from scratch in a maximum of 30 years as a new technological development metropolis.
Were the countries and corporations of the highly developed Western countries able to draw inspiration from strategic management with large investment projects in the public sector that are currently implemented and designed in countries such as China?
Please, answer, comments.
I invite you to the discussion.
What are the main concerns/issues for the small- and medium-sized cities in planning and implementation of ELECTRIC bike-sharing & car-sharing stations from both spatial (location of a station) and power source points of view?
How much the size of spatial area affects traffic generation within the area and the resulting traffic volumes in the relevant city (public transport or individual transport)?
Is there any method of theoretical approach how to describe this issue?
The Public transpiration system of all developing countries are getting popular because of the integrated transportation development projects.
Having practice a different kind of technology with developing country public community is hard to continue. The world have lot of experiences. Can we share some ideas. It will add more values for my project
I'm checking some modelling frameworks (LEAP? TIMES? MESSAGE? EnergyPlan?) to perform the validity of several types of measures regarding city planning, smart measures, etc.
Thank you in advance.
By making a city's public transportation system completely free of charge for all users, at all times, one can dispense with fare boxes, card readers, turnstiles, and inspectors. For buses or trams, this would enable much faster boarding, and therefore vehicles would spend less time at stops. Further speedups are possible by providing wider doors, and boarding by rear doors.
Less time spent at stops means faster trip times, especially during rush hours. When each bus or tram can make more round trips in a given time period, fewer vehicles will be needed to transport the same number of people. This represents savings in both capital and operating costs.
How much speedup can be anticipated, and how many fewer vehicles would this entail? A related question would be: in going to a free public transportation system, how many more riders would use the system, and how would this vary based on the amount of trip speedup?
If we developed a rural area to become a city, what kind of social impacts should be addressed, both positive or negative impacts?
In those areas many people live and their livelihoods depend on local resources. Meanwhile the infrastructures still lack facilitation.
In my article "When knowledge is power: grassroots participatory initiative as a process of resource development" I claim that residents are initiating informal grassroots participatory initiatives to intervene in planning-related decision making and adjust planning deliverables according to their spatial interests, perspectives, and needs (i.e., local knowledge). In the process of addressing their goals, residents face powerful players, e.g., jurisdictions and private developers. The question arises: which resources could help residents interact with powerholders to obtain their support for incorporating local knowledge into plans? Based on two case studies this paper claims that communal resources – including environmental and civic awareness, social capital, planning knowledge and political capital – are needed to develop residents’ initiative and increase residents’ success in incorporating local knowledge into planning.
I am looking for a university or a research institution in the field of urbanism and city planning that is interested in hosting and funding a series of seminars that are related to the impacts of political change and politics on the built environment as well as the physical transformation of cities.
Some topics could be:
Transformation of cities post the Arab spring revolutions
Urbicide and postwar reconstruction
Border settlements and regions
Impact of the waves of migration on cities
Planning for control.
Real estate agencies (REA) do not just accept all the properties that sellers are willing to sell thru them.
I have no prior experience, but I imagine that there are some criterias that REA check and decide if a property is marketable (and profitable) for them too, and not only to the seller.
For example, a REA might not want to take care of a very nice villa in the middle of the nowhere in the Alps.
Or, it might not want to take care of an almost destroyed refuge in an unknown place.
Could you provide a few general example of types of properties, such as strange parking lots, unusual land parcels or strange city places...
Free room to your fantasy!!
thx for the help,
Gaining UK planning consents, particularly in the south-east, is particularly challenging to architects. We would like to identify any extant research pertaining to the way in which sustainable or green building rating systems address--or can address--the practical realities prevalent in gaining statutory planning, or 'zoning', consents. The notion of 'practical realities' refers to the difficulties that clients continually face in making sustainable design measures beyond building regulations stack up financially and practically in terms of gaining planning consents.
For monitoring UHI with test beds at different locations in a city, how much geographical area/radius should be assumed in each location in order to evaluate the influence of various geographical and topographical features on the urban temperatures in each given location?
I am looking for historical data (1950 to present) of water sources for drinking in some cities in the USA. I was wondering if there is a specific source for these kinds of information?
Or I have to look for the data for each location separately?
I would like to know of world-wide examples where Temporary uses and Spaces are used as a 'testing' tool for traffic and/or urban design project. Whether the Government, municipality or developer decided to 'Trial' or Test the potential project before investing in the permanent change in the public realm.
Can anyone suggest good work about the (social) structure of residents of co-housing projects? I'm interested in studies, surveys which analyse the structure of residents based on aspects like the economic situation, education, age,social class, ...
There are new developments across world to accommodate increasing population, but these developments are changing the character of the neighborhood – mostly adopting modern elevations and Glass facades. Can you please share your views and related research in this field please?
"The ability to bring together experts, national and international specialists in integrated urban regeneration, as well as others involved in the rehabilitation process, it is essential when it is presented as the main alternative the model followed so far. Also, allows progress in defining a methodology for the design and evaluation of plans and programs of rehabilitation, the goal of the National Research Plan I + D + i project “Urban regeneration, intervention in housing estates from 1960 to 1980 . Urban integration, social cohesion and environmental responsibility. “(BIA2011-26973), currently underway.
With these premises, from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DUyOT) of ETSAM are organizing the seminar “Urban regeneration: social cohesion, environmental responsibility and urban integration” to be held on 29,30 and 31 October 2012 in the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM). This seminar, the result of the granting of aid for complementary actions of the National Research Plan I + D + i 2008-2012, linked to the research project of the National Plan I + D + i currently underway, is part of the line Rehabilitation research and urban Regeneration developed by the department and the Research Group in Architecture, Urbanism and Sustainability (giau + s) and included in this platform."
Director: Agustín Hernández Aja.
Scientific Coordination: Ángela Matesanz Parellada, Carolina García Madruga, Cristina Fernández Ramírez e Iván Rodríguez Suárez.
I am looking for opinions, as well as articles, on the relationship between the formation of town/city planning and the formation plural society.
in the context of the just started European H2020 project MOBILITY4EU, I would like to know how many cities in Europe and also elsewhere have developed SUMPs. Is there a dynamic there, do many more cities develop such strategies that European institution want to see more and more developed?
It seems a big issue to find a source for the monitoring of this, crawling in the jungle of European projects.
I found elements in the Eltis project, but does it exist other sources?
A case study can be a shopping mall in an urban scale perception: The spatial environment present within a shopping mall has unlimited variation interns of sizes, texture, colour and much more. How does it affect the shoppers or in other words, how do shopper react to these spatial qualities?
Currently I'm doing research on the priority factors in the provision of clean water infrastructure in the Bandung metropolitan area (indonesia), more specific to low-income communities.
I will use Analytical Network Process (ANP) method to seek factor priorities that will determined by the government through the planning agency and the local water company.
Most of our towns and cities (even cities in Manila) are not well designed resulting into non-functional communities. This maybe because many of our planners or planning committees are non-functional as well.
Recently in Melbourne, Australia, efforts have been undertaken to develop sub-regional (~1 million population) integrated plans which consider water supply, sewerage and stormwater systems in one work package, and link these with smaller scale growth area plans. I am wondering if there are other notable cities in the world which have attempted a similar task? Or if not, is there any notable academic literature which describes/compares actual water industry water infrastructure planning functions? (integrated or otherwise)
Obviously, I believe that the time period can be subjective based on the requirements of that particular country and other trends but still I want to know precisely.
For an example lets say that we need to make a prediction about the population of the city, furthermore lets posit that our prediction has a strong correlation with the city-plan it self, then we would have to make an assumption that the city-plan will not be changed for a particular time period, which is the standard time period (i.e. if there exists such a standard) the city is designed for.