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Urban areas as defined by the Census Bureau are densely-populated areas with at least 50,000 people ("urbanized areas") and densely-populated areas with 2,500 to 50,000 people ("urban clusters").

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Matériels institutionnels et promotionnels
avril 2019

Large urban trees are excellent filters for urban pollutants and fine particulates. Trees can provide food, such as fruits, nuts and leaves. Spending time near trees improves physical and mental health by increasing energy level and speed of recovery, while decreasing blood pressure and stress.

Matériels institutionnels et promotionnels
avril 2019

Large urban trees are excellent filters for urban pollutants and fine particulates. One tree can absorb up to 150 kg of CO2 per year, sequester carbon and consequently mitigate climate change. Trees provide habitat, food and protection to plants and animals, increasing urban biodiversity. Planting trees today is essential for future generations!

Public Space Profile Skopje: Research Report cover image
Rapports et recherches
avril 2019
Macédoine du Nord

This Public Space Profile of the City of Skopje provides a brief overview of current practices in the development and management of public space in Skopje and a profile of the availability and quality of public space. The report addresses numerous institutional, technical and human dimensions of public spaces in Skopje, including:

Publication évaluée par des pairs
avril 2019
Global

The primary objective of this article is to review the evolution of urban land-use survey methodologies during the last century, with a special focus on the methodologies concerning field surveys that are conducted for urban planning purposes.

Publication évaluée par des pairs
mars 2019
Europe

Landscape corridors are narrow strips of land that differ from the matrix on either side. In addition to providing connectivity between fragmented landscapes, these corridors serve scenic, cultural, social, ecological, and recreational purposes.

Land Rights for Slum Dwellers in Odisha:  Making technology work  for the urban poor
Rapports et recherches
mars 2019
Inde

The webinar Land Rights for Slum Dwellers in the East Indian State Odisha: Making technology work for the urban poor took place on 14 February, 2018. 

The webinar discussed anecdotes of the land rights policy in the state, application of innovative technology, processes and partnerships in the project execution and best practices followed in gaining rights for slum dwellers. 

Publication évaluée par des pairs
mars 2019
Afrique
Ghana

Periurban areas of growing cities in developing countries have been conceptualised as highly dynamic landscapes characterised by a mixture of socioeconomic structures, land uses and functions. While the body of conceptual literature on periurban areas has significantly increased over the past two decades, methods for operationalising these multi-dimensional concepts are rather limited.

Publication évaluée par des pairs
février 2019
Mozambique
Afrique

In recent years, a new era of interventionism has emerged targeting the development of African cities, manifested in ‘fantasy’ urban plans, surging infrastructure investments and global policy agendas. What the implications of this new era will be for specific urban contexts is still poorly understood however.

Publication évaluée par des pairs
février 2019
États-Unis d'Amérique

This paper examines two periods of renewal in Washington, DC, USA’s southwest quadrant and their relationship with displacement. The paper situates this discussion within both the local historical continuum and globally-recognized paradigms, such as “the right to the city”.

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