Questions related to Urban Geography
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.
- Form in English: <https://forms.gle/uEbwPvFbUL9Ly3R56>
- Form in Portuguese (if you prefer): <https://forms.gle/QQogLjupNG1Kgves7>
- 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 currently working on my research topic on “Safe Urban Mobility”. I mean by “Safe” which ensures no transmission the infections during transport journeys in the time of the pandemic (Covid-19), especially with the poor mobility choices.
After searching the literature, I got a few studies pointing to the topic.
You can view and discuss your perceptions on this topic.
I welcome all opinions.
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.
I need the district and village wise shape file of Kerala for plotting vulnerability of coastal villages.Can any one provide me with .shp/.smz files for further analysis in spss.
A clear definition of experience and action could improve our understanding and analysis of agency in general. In my own research within urban studies, I see that people being able to share experience- and action-based knowledge, are better equipped to phrase their local and social needs. I've theorized that these types of knowledge exceeds their personal lives, being partially determined by the constraints of the physical and societal constraints of the environments they live in. These constraints being rather stable, one may hypothesize that relevant and area specific knowledge patterns will outlast individual lives.
Classical american pragmatism and especially John Dewey provide good theoretical arguments for such a claim: long term experience with an environment, establishes specific knowledge patterns that are relevant to both daily live and the formulation of common goals. My question now is that in the actual renaissance of classical American pragmatism, there is almost no attention to such dynamics of agency.
Hans Joas and Gary Bridge have insisted on creativity, bodily knowledge and the intentional structure of action, but how do these (or other) authors relate to my understanding of agency? Does Dewey's theory on experience and action help us in understanding long standing agency patterns bound to specific urban areas?
What is the most practical micro-climate model for examining the relationship between urban design parameters and outdoor thermal comfort (considering the effect of wind, mean radiant temperature and air temperature in calculating PET). I have found many softwares, I am not sure which would be the best for my research question. (Envi-met, Rayman, SOLWEIG, Townscope, Urbawind). Please share your experiences. Thank you.
For doing solar potential rooftop assessment in urban area using GIS and RS techniques 3D building models are wanted to generated with orthophotos and high resolution satellite image stereo pairs. And for exclude casting shadow areas ArcGIS hill shading tool is proposed to be used.
I am interested to study the role of capital and capitalism in shaping our Urban. specially I want to know how the capital flow can influence urban spatial, urban traffic, urban pollution , etc.
Which methods and techniques I can use for comparing two neighbourhoods on the basis of satisfaction of residents and facilities provided?
I'm doing research on the field of traditional permanent markets. I would like to get in touch with papers with similar research field
I want to analyze impact of ISA on the Urban surface teperature. Anyone telling me detail process of estimation ISA from landsat imagery with references and video tutorials will be highly acknowledge. Thanks in advance.
zipf ( 1949) introduce rank-size rule model . is there a better alternative model for analyzing population size of cities?
Sonis and Grossman (1984) introduced a semilogarithmic model for rank-size rule for explaining rural settlements. Does any one know are there any other models?
The literature on urban space usually deals with the subject through the lens of the opposition between "space(s) of oppression," such as space produced by capitalistic forces, and "space(s) of resistance," such as the spaces of (racial, sexual, religious) minorities. Is it possible to go beyond that dichotomy when dealing with urban space?
I am collecting theoretical, methodological and empirical papers concerned on this issue. Thanks in advance!
I am currently working on 'ethnic/migrant entrepreneurship, ethnocultural diversity and innovation in cities'.
Within the process of the transformation of ethnic neighbourhoods into places of leisure, tourism and consumption (for example, Aytar and Rath, 2012; Hiebert, Rath and Vertovec, 2015; Rath, 2007), the commodification of ethnocultural diversity by ethnic/migrant entrepreneurs, amongst others, is crucial. However, I found no references on how such a diversity commodification takes part in the transformation of the - whole - city.
Thus, I would infer that the transformation of ethnic neighbourhoods is actually - a kind of "proxy" of - the transformation of the city itself. What you do think? Is that the only way ethnic/migrant entrepreneurship may contribute to the transformation of the city?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
In a study we relate spatial similarity of neighbourhoods with socio-economic aspects. Any suggestion on past research?
For my research, I need to know the average area of a city in 1950 or 1960. I am particularly interested in Latin American cities, but data from another region would also be nice.
Thank you very much.
Scientists have come to observe that the hexagon is the optimal geometric shape for packing within limited spaces. Has there been work done in a likewise manner on urban agglomeration?
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?
Since there are lots of products in MODIS for urban heat island can anyone suggest me which is the best one? and why? I need to start working on urban heat island of some city in Asia but before that I need to know which product is best for that.
I read one interesting paper from the following url: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425711003427
And I have an interest in technically reproducing Figure 18 in the paper. I attached the paragraph that explains the algorithm, however I could not reproduce the same figure for my study area.
Should I extract the pixel value of "urban" and convert into xyz table first? Then convert into MS. Excel to produce the graph?
Any technical assistance is welcome and really appreciated.
The new spanish population census (2011) was a sample-based one, so, at intraurban level the information available is nearly zero. As this is not the only case (argentinian census would be another example), in this context, do you think we will be able to carry on studies on this matter, or, due to the lack of information, is a "dead" line of research?
In a spatial context, if both have the same role and influence? Whether the development of the area affected or affect a transformation? How to characterize and measure it?