Sustainable planning practices has been embedded in the process of planning of towns and cities. This involves policy concerns over political issues and the technical aspects of sustainable developments, these concerns can vary from the use and protection of land, design of the urban environment, public welfare, transportation and distribution of networks and communications.
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The Industrialist - 'Model Village/ 'Factory village' solutions
Interventionist approach - Garden City Movement
British Urban Planner Ebenezer Howard, England, January 29, 1850 - May 1, 1928)
Known for his publication Garden Cities of To-morrow (1898), describing the idea of a utopian city in which man lives harmoniously together with the rest of nature.
(Image: "Garden City Concept by Howard" by Ebenezer Howard (1850-1928) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
The three magnets from Garden Cities of tommorow response to the urban problems of the day, recognising urban benefit, responding to rural poverty, and people moving to the city.
This video describes how Amsterdam transformed its streets into lively places for people, bicycles and the community.
Kasian Architecture Forum 2012
Our world is now more urban than rural, as we stand at the intersection of growth and sustainability, there is a critical need for us to reassess our research on urban development.
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design for Neighborhood system is a collaboration between the United States Green Building Council,the Congress for the New Urbanism and the Natural Resources Defense Council. It is
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Urban Mobility is evolving rapidly as more and more people moves to cities each week. Factors such as technological innovations increased constrains on energy use while causing deep changes in the structure of urban economies and shifting lifestyles.
" Urban Resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what lind of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience" - 100 Resilience Cities
UK's Housing Crisis
(Image: "Gentrification Stop Pozan" by MOs810 (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
Gentrification is a trend in urban neighborhoods, which results in increased property values and displacement of lower-income families and small businesses. This is a common and controversial topic in urban planning.
(Image: "Kowloon - Hong Kong" by Lichunngai (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons)
Urban density is a term used to refer to the number of people inhabiting in a given urbanised area.There has been much debate about whether humans should live in a lower density settlements. While preferences justify low density, the latter would be higher density delivers better sustainability but it can also be often misinterpreted and misused to justify development led by land value and securing large economic gains.
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