#6/2021 PLANNING (2)
2021 ISSN-L 2501-5591 (Online)=ISSN 2559-4141
SIREL, A. - An analysis of the relationship between transport and urban structure in Istanbul
In the last thirty years of globalization, the world has seen comprehensive technological and economic change. In this new order, where geographic locations between countries are blurred or eliminated, new commercial relationships have been established with countries that were previously considered too remote. In turn, rapid global population growth, migration and urbanization have created new transport demands. Due to the symbiotic relationship between transport networks and urban structure, strategic planning that integrates the two factors has become increasingly important. In this context, this study aims to determine the interrelationship between transport and urban structure in Turkey at the national level, and in Istanbul at the city level. Following analysis, potential opportunities, threats and policy recommendations are presented.
Keywords: Urbanization; urban development; land use; transport system; Istanbul.
JAMIL, O. - Biodiversity integration in coastal urban planning of Abu Dhabi: a case study of South Mussafah
Biodiversity integration in contemporary coastal cities is a growing global concern for urban planners today. Coastal cities can host a high richness of urban biodiversity which can assist in providing cultural and environmental ecosystem services. That said, there is limited inclusion of biodiversity in most planning instruments, as they are designed based on public health, safety, and economic growth. In this light, the research examines what components of biodiversity can be sustainably integrated into neighbourhood master plans, urban policies, design strategies, and land-use zoning within the context of Abu Dhabi coastline, the United Arab Emirates as a case study. The research objective is to present a review of the current challenges facing biodiversity in the emirate by assessing the present legislations, governmental plans, and policies and then proposing solutions that can be adapted to counteract the erosion of its natural treasures. For this purpose, experts, and professionals working in the field of biodiversity conservation, urban development, and policymaking, were interviewed for primary information. Additional data were collected through ArcGIS tool analysis, published information from governmental and non-governmental sources to cultivate strategic ecological solutions. This includes providing planning recommendations for protecting urban biodiversity based on ecological knowledge while focusing on the inclusion of environmental issues in the urban development planning process.
Keywords: Climate change; Habitat protection; Urban resilience; Sustainable development; Coastal cities.
ISLAM, Md. S. S. and SHARIF, S. S. B. - Assessing the role of tea stalls as third places in Rajshahi, Bangladesh
According to author Ray Oldenburg, third places are spaces used by people to escape the routine of home and work. Conversations, discussions, hangouts, jokes and laughter are main activities of these social spaces. Different places in different context such as Coffee shops, bars, taverns, pubs act as third places. However, due to rapid urbanization, the social life of the people is hardly paid attention to, and infrastructures are preferred rather than public spaces. Tea stalls are small, shabby structures scattered about throughout the cities and even rural areas of Bangladesh that sell tea and snacks. Looking at the characteristics of third places, and observing the stalls, it becomes evident that these local tea stalls also act as third places. This paper attempts to assess and measure the performance of various types of tea stalls as third places in Rajshahi city. A questionnaire survey was designed to measure their performance. Based on the results and participant observation methods, it was seen that tea stalls act as potent third places. As lives are becoming more mechanized and social spaces are shrinking, third places can fight the lack of accessible, inclusive social places and enhancing the experience of city for the people.
Keywords: Third places; tea stalls; city; urban design; urbanism; Rajshahi.
Seham Mostafa Qutb, Nada Salah Mohammed - Mapping Potential Sensitivity as a tool for sustainable urban development in Islands. Case study Al-Shaeir Island, Egypt - Please follow the editors instructions and send the Copyright Letter signed! Thank you!
John Lupala - The capacity of urban local authorities in regularizing informal settlements in Tanzania - Please follow the editors instructions and send the Copyright Letter signed! Thank you!
Johnson, Pp. Rutherford - Understanding Local Perceptions to Guide Poverty and Housing Policy: An Urban Planning Case Study in Crookston, Minnesota - - Please follow the editors instructions and send the Copyright Letter signed! Thank you!
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Literature review on rehabilitation of abandoned stone quarries
Examination of design criteria for children's playgrounds - The Tatvan Boardwalk Case Study
The role of urban green spaces in Sustainable Urban Planning