Spatial Planning and Sustainable Construction - Science topic
Spatial Planning and Sustainable Construction are this international research community is intended to gather researchers and planning consultants who will share the latest results of research and successful case studies in spatial planning and sustainable development. The field ranges from urban policy, planning and design, planning support system to the field of transportation planning, landscape design and geography.
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The article "Ethnographic Knowledge in Urban Planning – Bridging the Gap between the Theories of Knowledge-Based and Communicative Planning”, that was published on November 4th 2021 has serious ethical problems, e.g, plagiarism, authorship and duplication.
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.
Indoor environment quality is an essential for a comfortable living in enclosed spaces. I want to know its relation with environmental sustainability in the buildings.
I'm looking for specific examples of best practices in spatial planning at regional level. If this case-studies involve both the normative structure and the running process of plans it'd be perfect. I already have a bunch of examples following the contents provided by the ESPON projects and some other sources (i.e. manuals on nationalwide perspectives). I just wat to expand them as much as possible. Thanks in advance
In my book "Public Participation as a Tool for Integration Local Knowledge into Spatial Planning" (Springer, 2017) I claim that Local Knowledge in urban and regional planning refers to the knowledge of people who could be affected by plans, and that it is "a large, complex epistemological system related to a broad conceptual scope that includes perceptions, desires, grievances, opinions, ideas, beliefs, thoughts, speculations, preferences, common sense, feelings and sensations; it also addresses needs, cultural codes, spatial conducts, social relations, societal norms, and everyday life scenarios and practices, all of which are rooted in the locals' everyday reality".
I would like to get publications regarding challenges and problems associated with simultaneously managing spatially distributed construction sites
Can anyone highlight some measure or policy guidelines adopted by various cities for conservation or preservation of the Environment and ecology in the urban centres especially in the residential developments?
Currently I am looking at different policy level decisions and their impacts on the housing development in India. Can you share some research done and publications on the similar studies in other countries?
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.
I am preparing to study the impact of planning policy instruments on the behaviour of private sector stakeholders in the sustainable development of urban waterfront locations.
The EC-funded project INSPIRATION – http://www.inspiration-h2020.eu – is to formulate an end-user driven Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for land-use, soil management and spatial planning and the related, impacted compartments of the Soil-Sediment-Water (SSW) system in order to meet current and future societal challenges.
In a series of bottom-up stakeholder engagement activities across EU nations the project gathers Research and Innovation (R&I) needs related to the INSPIRATION scope (land and SSW-system use and management), including topics such as:
- What are the strategic research topics?
- What are experiences regarding connecting science to policy/practice?
- What are national and transnational funding schemes to implement such Research?
To complement these activities, I would appreciate your view and contribution! What is your view on the research and innovation needs and opportunities? Do you have a vision on, and what is your insight in upcoming knowledge demands (short, middle and long-term)?
Collecting input from you is crucial for the project in order to help us describing the state-of-the-art as input into the European research agenda.
I'm carrying out a research on a little town on the south of Italy, Altamura, in Puglia.
I would like to exchange and gain knowledges on the restoration of dismissed and abandoned spaces on the inner town historical centers, in order to boost and encourage urban regeneration of these specific area of the cities.
Last day US Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri released new map of global ecological units. Here is the information: http://blogs.esri.com/esri/esri-insider/2014/12/09/the-first-detailed-ecological-land-unitsmap-in-the-world/?utm_source=esri&utm_medium=email&utm_term=78724&utm_content=article&utm_campaign=globe_2014
What do you think about it? Can it be used in spatial planning in your country?
With experience in dealing with international spanish developers, I have found they recognize how important the SIA process is, from the designing to the implementing of infrastructure projects. The point is that they seem to adjust the SIA size to the legal needs of the specific country. Is this also your impression? I think SIA is not very expensive, and it can provide good and profitable outputs in terms of corporate image, CSR, solving social conflicts before they appear, etc... Opinions?
Maybe should be discussed through different nations. For example, in the free market economy, like EU; and in a transitional economy like in China. Can you provide some information about that? Many thanks!
There is a growing need for the evaluation, assessment, or even measurment of urban resilience. In contrast to the complexity of urban processes, the physical layout of cities (that is, patterns in this case) may, to a certain extent, be measured easier. Therefore a morphological approach to urban resilience may contribute to the development and improvement of resilience assessment tools. Did anyone find spatial indicators that may be directly related to resilience? Are there any morphological studies or tools that explicitly refer to resilience?
In comparison "pairwise" in AHP method, the consistency index should be less than 1. When placing various parameters seems that the index approaches the inconsistency (> 1).
Does this method accept more than 30 parameters simultaneously? or no relationship : "number of parameters vs. index "?
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In AHP method of weighting, as the number of variables increases so should the Consistency ratio. Prof Saaty suggested a CR of 0.1 irrespective of the number of variables, researchers have found this to be too restrictive. the formulation by LAMATA gives a formulation to adapt to the number of variables but how many variables for what CR?
For instance in Iran during the Safavid dynasty some of the Armenian of Jolfa had been made to settle in Isfahan (the capital city of the time), furthermore a certain district had been built for them. I wonder if there are such examples before or after industrial revolution.
I want to help a local authority to do a site selection process using modelling techniques in GIS for a intercity bus station/terminus, considering issues of sustainability and walkability
I am working towards completion of my PhD dissertation on "Environmental sustainability of large residential projects in Bangalore city: Implications of environmental regulations with special reference to the Environmental Impact Assessment Notification". Any useful insights and references would be welcome.
Informal housing, illegal settlements, and the kind are considered as regular things to be found in large cities located in developing countries. Building on deSoto's opinion, is it possible to socially and economically empower the urban poor by legalizing/formalizing something that they informally own? deSoto argued that poor people's homes are significant assets, but without formal title deeds guaranteed by the legal system, these assets are considered as "dead capital". By giving the poor legal titles to their property, could it mean that the poor will have an asset to build, and collateral?
Community partcicipation is the key ingredient for an empowered society. It is the life blood that sustains community's life. Due to failures from government led water services especially in rural areas, it is logical to mobilize rurlaites for community works in the form of self-help to improve their living standards on a self-sustaining basis.Please add to what you know about this hot topic