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How to Perceive the Trade-Off of Economic and Ecological Intensity of Land Use in a City? A Functional Zones-Based Case Study of Tangshan, China

Peer-reviewed publication
Dezembro, 2020
China

China, in a rapid urbanization process, is accompanied by the expansion of built-up land, population accumulation, and intensive land investment, while the improvement of the urban environment cannot keep up with the population and economic density growth. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to discuss the balance between urban land use economic intensity (built-up area density, population density, land price) and ecological intensity (the depth, breadth, and integration of ecological spaces) in Tangshan.

Land Use Change, Urban Agglomeration, and Urban Sprawl: A Sustainable Development Perspective of Makassar City, Indonesia

Peer-reviewed publication
Dezembro, 2020
Indonesia

Urbanization towards the expansion of the city area causes urban sprawl and changes in space use. Furthermore, urban agglomeration towards urban spatial integration causes a decrease in environmental quality. This study aims to analyze (1) land-use change and urban sprawl work as determinants of environmental quality degradation in suburban areas. (2) The effect of urban sprawl, urban agglomeration, land-use change, urban activity systems, and transportation systems on environmental quality degradation in suburban areas.

Urban Acupuncture in Large Cities: Filtering Framework to Select Sensitive Urban Spots in Riyadh for Effective Urban Renewal

Journal Articles & Books
Dezembro, 2020
Saudi Arabia

New revitalization and regeneration strategies are currently taking place as a scheme for reassessing urban spaces This paper as a result navigates the theory of Urban Acupuncture UA as a quick and effective tool that can be adopted in large cities Using Riyadh city as a case study it discusses how this tool can be used to achieve maximum results with minimal effort in the most critical places Riyadh city is the capital of Saudi Arabia and is considered one of the fastestgrowing metropolitan cities in the Arab world Through time it has transformed into a city with leftover open spaces and a

Monitoring and Landscape Quantification of Uncontrolled Urbanisation in Oasis Regions: The Case of Adrar City in Algeria

Journal Articles & Books
Dezembro, 2020
Algeria

Nowadays uncontrolled urbanisation is one of the major problems facing Algerian oasis regions The monitoring and evaluation of its landscape transformations remain a key step for any oasis sustainability project This study highlights the evolution of spatial growth in the city of Adrar in southern Algeria during the period 19862016 by establishing a Spatiotemporal mapping and landscape quantification The methodological approach is based on a multitemporal analysis of Landsat satellite images for 1986 1996 2006 and 2016 and the application of landscape metrics The results show two opposite s

E-participatory Approaches in Urban Design

Journal Articles & Books
Dezembro, 2020
Global

The phenomenon of planning involving citizens participation in planning literature has been from the second half of the 20th century Indeed different methods and techniques have been used in the process However participatory practices are timeconsuming and negotiations are tiresome Accordingly the integration of developing digital technologies into participatory processes has been seen as a potential to reach large audiences and provide timespace independence Within the scope of this research a detailed literature review was done regarding eparticipation and ten 10 examples representing the

Impacts Of Socio-Political Organisational Structures Underpinning Indigenous Land Tenure Systems: Evidence From Ghana

Dezembro, 2020
Ghana

 To benefit from the underutilised potential of urban land resources, the introduction and improvement of land registration and cadastral systems have been advocated. However, evidence from empirical research in a number of developing economies including those in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) continues to show mixed or inconclusive outcomes from the implementation and operations of such systems.

Social-Ecological Connectivity to Understand Ecosystem Service Provision across Networks in Urban Landscapes

Peer-reviewed publication
Dezembro, 2020
Global

Landscape connectivity is a critical component of dynamic processes that link the structure and function of networks at the landscape scale. In the Anthropocene, connectivity across a landscape-scale network is influenced not only by biophysical land use features, but also by characteristics and patterns of the social landscape. This is particularly apparent in urban landscapes, which are highly dynamic in land use and often in social composition. Thus, landscape connectivity, especially in cities, must be thought of in a social-ecological framework.

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Planning in Urban Landscapes: Understanding Context, Appearance, Meaning, and Perception

Peer-reviewed publication
Dezembro, 2020
Australia
United States of America

Prior research has documented environmental and economic benefits of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI); literature on GSI social benefits is also becoming more prevalent among scholars around the world. This paper aims to understand whether GSI projects are considered as assets to urban neighborhoods or as projects that might introduce a new set of social concerns.

Performance Evaluation of the Urban Cadastral System in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Peer-reviewed publication
Dezembro, 2020
Ethiopia

The cadastral system is a land management and land administration tool to provide a safe and reliable real property registration system. In Ethiopia, however, the attempts to implement a reliable urban cadastral system have not been successful, which translates into a deficient land administration system. This paper is an evaluation of the performance of the urban cadastral system of Addis Ababa, based on the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) excellence model. The nine criteria of the model were used as independent and dependent variables.

In the Search of an Assessment Method for Urban Landscape Objects (ULOs): Tangible and Intangible Values, Public Participation Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS), and Ranking Approach

Peer-reviewed publication
Dezembro, 2020
Poland
United States of America

The effective assessment of urban space must link subjective and objective approaches. The main aim of the paper was to develop and test such a method of assessment in relation to one of the elements of the urban landscape called urban landscape objects (ULOs). The tested method fulfils the following requirements: (1) merges social and expert opinions, (2) analyzes diverse characteristics of urban space, (3) quantitatively presents the results of values assessments, and (4) features the simplicity of structure and ease of public understanding.

Caring for soil is caring for life. Ensure 75% of soils are healthy by 2030 for healthy food, people, nature and climate : interim report of the mission board for soil health and food

Journal Articles & Books
Novembro, 2020
Europa

Life on Earth depends on healthy soils. The soil under our feet is a living system – home to many fascinating plants and animals, whose invisible interactions ensure our well-being and that of the planet. Soils provide us with nutritious food and other products as well as with clean water and flourishing habitats for biodiversity. At the same time, soils can help slow the onset of climate change and make us more resilient to extreme climate events such as droughts and floods. Soils preserve our cultural heritage and are a key part of the landscapes that we all cherish.

Temporal Continuities of Grasslands and Forests as Patches of Natural Land in Urban Landscapes: A Case Study of the Tsukuba Science City

Peer-reviewed publication
Outubro, 2020
Japan

Development has fragmented urban nature, and target sites for conservation strategies need to be those that have long maintained their original land cover in a clustered area. Additionally, continuously grasping changes from rural to urban as well as changes over decades after urbanization is essential. Therefore, this study identified and investigated natural patches in urban landscapes, clarified actual management practices in the identified patches, and traced changes in land ownership and land cover during the past 130 years in the Tsukuba Science City, Japan.