Questions related to Regional Planning
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Power Network Expansion Planning is the problem of deciding the new transmission lines that should be added to an existing transmission network in order to satisfy system objectives efficiently. It is one of the main strategic decisions in power systems and has a deep, long-lasting impact on the operation of the system. Several challenges such as deregulation, renewable penetration, large-scale generation projects, market integration, and regional planning are discussed in the literature to some extent.
In the context of the smart grid, what can be the potential future challenges in terms of different scenarios, applications, modeling, solution, and novel devices in the network?
Hi, I want to ask is there any proper way to decompose a complex function into multiple simples ones (not Fourier Series).
For example, I may manually code the following curve as f(x)=ax+bsin(x)+c, because I observe there is a periodic component and a linear component in the plotted curve. However, if the empirical data are not so apparent, is there any approach to decompose the function into varied components? Is there any study (better in urban and regional planning area) that did so?
I am looking to evaluate the quality of a land use plan in my country. However I am limited by availability of criteria to use. Do you know of literature I can review or advice on standards used in the planning profession when conducting a plan quality evaluation?
Your response will be much appreciated.
I would like to make a list of all the analytical methods and tools used in regional planning studies to evaluate and measure city-regions or mega city-regions. There are different methods for analyzing these areas, such as "Shannon entropy", but my goal is to provide a complete list of analytical methods and tools for these areas.
I am working on a study that investigates the relation and interaction between the theoretical evolution of regional planning and historical geography. I would like to understand how historical geography can contribute the qualitative analysis for regional plans.
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.
Please who has the statutory instruments and sectoral guidelines (of any country) for the following procedures: Environmental impact assessment, Health impact assessment, Social impact assessment, Strategic environmental assessment, Renewable energy and Biophysical EIA? Thanks.
Do you have any experiences or case studies to make plan for residential local areas. Do you have any practices to develop residential local areas as commercial developed area. do you have any strategies to develop these kind of cities as commercial cities. most of the people are working out side of the city. therefore, most of the people are going out side daily. Therefore, day time population is low in the city. can we develop these cities as night functioning cities. add your valuable ides. i am waiting for you ideas.
Strategic Planning was introduced in Egypt in the first half of the 2000s, after decades of applying the comprehensive planning approach in the planning process throughout the 20th century. The SP was first introduced by the UNDP and the UNHABITAT, and was officially adopted by the planning authorities in Egypt in 2006. It was mainly used in the re-planning and upgrading the existing cities and villages. This was done through an ambitious initiative that is entering now its third stage. It is important to note that there are two main bodies that are responsible for the official planning activities in Egypt and are both affiliated to the Ministry of Housing and Public Utilities. The first one is General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP), which I responsible for the planning of existing settlements, as well as making regional plans. The second one is the New Urban Communities Authority, which is responsible for the planning of the new settlements.
The SP approach has been significantly applied by the GOPP in the re-planning and upgrading attempts of the existing settlements, cities and villages, since the mid-2000s. The initial reception of the SP approach among the planning consultants and the GOPP officials was of a great anticipation and hope for a better change towards fulfilling the needs of the local communities, enhancing the built environment and improving the stagnant situation of the many Egyptian settlements. The concepts of having a vision that leads to the formulation of strategic plans to be realized by implementing strategic projects within a span of five years – to be revisited and modified according to the needs afterwards- was quiet appealing, while having strong citizen participation during the SP process.
Now with more than a decade that passed since the implementation of the SP approach in Egypt, several aspects are being questioned in relation to the whole approach and its implementation. Questions related to Visions, actors, citizen participation as well as the actual implementation of the formulated Strategic plans are raised.
I have been involved in the planning domain since 2008, where I contributed in formulating the Strategic Master Plans for four cities in the Egyptian Delta as well as the Initial Regional Strategic Plan for the Halayeb sub-region in the Soth of Egypt. I already have critical reflection that I will share as well in an article to be formulated.
In this Post, I am requesting the feedback, opinions and comments of those who were involved in the SP process since it started in Egypt in 2006 (or earlier) and would like to ask them to use the following Questions for reflections. I would say that those who would like to participate don't need to reflect on all the points, but they can select whatever they like or even add more points. The questions are as follows:
- Are the visions formulated during the SP approach get really implemented and respected during the plan making and later its implementation or are they just consumed and produced for the sake of administrative purposes?
Visions are set at the beginning of the Strategic Planning project, with the contribution of most of the stake holders
- Did the strategic planning approach realized its purpose in improving the planning process of planning the Egyptian cities both new and existing?
- What kind of drawbacks were experienced by the planners and decision makers when applying the SP approach in Egypt?
- To which extent are the SP plans implemented, especially that the initial milestone for these plans was the year 2017 and the year has already passed?
- What kind of factors affect the implementation of the plans? And are these plans respected?
- What are the roles of the involved actors and what kind of actors are involved both in new and existing cities, as well as the regional dimension?
- What kind of actor networks /arenas get involved in the planning process? Or are they overshadowed and dominated by more influential actors?
- The engagement of citizens in the planning process, is this really obvious, or is it a drawback? In terms of participation?
I highly appreciate the input of those who are interested and I promise to share the final version of this article once finalized.
I want to understand how transitional probabilities are calculated for land use change modelling, given four (4) state land use types for a previous period (T1) and a new period (T2) spanning ten years.
Please, using the above percentages how do I derive the transitional probabilities for the two periods. Make the answer simple.
Thanks for your assistance.
Basically, I am keen to examine the relationship between tourism and regional development through identification and assessment of actual and potential resources within the development-first perspective of tourism planning. Please provide conceptual inputs, methodologies and suggestions.
We are interested to review the curriculum of the Department of Geography, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Pakistan. For the said purpose, we are seeking the ways/procedures to get expert support/collaboration.
What can be done to get the expert/technical support ?
Is there any research or innovation related to storm water drainage for coastal urban areas? Generally pumping is used for effective drainage of low-lying coastal areas/towns. Can there be any other way?
I am trying to develop risk distribution maps under various management scenarios. For say what would be the potential distribution/spread of FIAS when nothing is done and what could be the change in the spread if a management is applied. I appreciate if any one of you has got an approach to it.
I am looking for specific factors when present in a Model could result in or ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of construction projects. Specifically at the local governance level
I interested in ' Integration climate change risk into river basin planning through applying SEA method in to planning process. How do you think about this?
Hi all, I am working on the topic which is focused on Protected Landscape Areas in the Czech Republic. I would like to aim to verify claims which were raised as arguments against PLA. I would like to ask you, is there any publication which follows up PLA and their impact on regional development? Is there some publication which is focused on factors of regional development in protected areas? Is PLA problem for regional development or is it an advantage? Do you know some examples? Because one of the claim (the mayors of the affected municipalities told) was that the declaration of new PLA will mean "only limitation", restriction of movement in PLA, restriction of regional development, restriction of state administration, slowing the development of municipalities etc.
Thank you so much for your answers.
Have a nice day.
What are some of the alternative ways (other than federal funding) states can pursue to fund public services such as transportation planning, paying for police and fire services and improving education? Usually those services are funded by a combination of state tax income and federal funding. How can tax-free states generate alternative income to pay for such services?
We are writing a thesis on daily mobility and urban transport. We would like to know the differences in approaches to these researchers.
Tanzania has numerous local historical sites. I am intending therefore, to write a paper about development of historical sites in one of the newly established districts in the country.
Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) is considered as a governance process by Olsen, Lowry and Tobey (1999) and by Olsen and Nickerson (2003). However I realize and support the criterion that “Integrated Coastal Zone Management” (ICZM) is limited to a management process, not specifically a governance one. Governance addresses the values, policies, laws and institutions by which a set of issues are addressed (Olsen, 2003).
In the European context (France, Germany, Luxembourg, etc.), national borders are less and less hermetic. People adopt new trans-bording behaviors that lead to new possibilities of residential and commercial development (land use) on the both parts of the border. How can we measure this differential ?
I want evaluating urmia lake ecosystem changes impact on regional spatial organisation. Actually as a effective force on spatial organisation change or reorganisation.
Using multi-objective linear programming or linear programming in urban planning.
Can you help me please?
Variations in development of any region are dictates of the available resources and the levels of their development, thus presenting regions as developed, developing, and under-developed regions. The main goal of regional planning as a field of study is to promote regional development.
I came across the Geodesign framework by Carl Steinitz
Steinitz, C. (2012). A Framework for Geodesign: Changing Geography by Design (p. 224). ESRI Press.
and was wondering if there are examples where this framework was applied on the regional scale.
Looking forward to hear your opinion and examples.
I have determined some of the indicators influencing urban rural development disparity. Now I need to relate it to policies being implemented by the Govt. I have the name of the policies and their action plans and programs. What kind of analysis/framework can be used to explain policy gaps with respect to identified factors?
I was looking for material on mitigating and adapting measures for climate change. But the problem I faced was that I mostly get policy framed proposals, or which are primarily related to technology and science, e.g. using green roofs etc. I wanted to know how spatial planning can help in mitigating and adapting to climate change. The scale will be around 1:200,000 (i.e. for a district in India). I believe that if you use this level of scale, you can do spatial planning measures best. If you use a larger scale, it will become more policy based framework, and if use a smaller scale, say 1:50000, then it will be a technological measure, and will not solve my purpose.
While polycentric urban regions identified by scholars as a new urban phenomenon and is a spreading pattern worldwide, what are the opposing reasons to this approach? Are there any ideas supporting the former patterns that mostly can be seen in developing countries-Urban Primacy?
In developing countries like Iran governments use new towns as a tool to overcome the imbalances in urban-regions. My question is what is the situation of european countries on the new towns, while based on natural resources spread around we have a way denser network of towns and cities in regional scale.
I am interested in looking at the policies of small governments concerning population change. For example, how does a county manage an aging population or decrease in labor? Some of the counties in Midwest America are continuing to lose young labor especially in rural areas. What can those counties do to reinvent themselves and replenish the population?
The present global problems emanating from climate changes have been a source of worry to World Leaders. Specific Urban issues such as housing, zoning regulations could be employed in recreating the environmental conditions of any specific area.