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Spatial-based socio-economic model for assessing the impact of urban riverfront development

Spatial-based socio-economic model for assessing the impact of urban riverfront development

The policy maker and planner admitted that there is still no specific impact assessment tool to evaluate the economic impacts of URD in Malaysia. In fact, the existing impact assessment tools like SIA have weaknesses in terms of scope and limitation in impact description, identification and quantification. Additionally, the SIA for DPR focuses on the URD is still at its infancy and needs to be improved. On top of that, one of the policy makers had asserted that the development of an assessment tool which focuses on socio-economic indicators with quantitative base approach as well as spatial dimension is one of the best contributions to both knowledge and the industry. Therefore, the idea to focus on the socio-economic aspect of URD has been supported by practitioners. Hence, this research is essential in uplifting the impact assessment practice of URD in Malaysia. In this regard, Adams and Tiesdell (2010) stated that planners are market actors who are involved in framing and re-framing land and property markets. They cannot directly enhance the property market value, but they have the power to gradually change the spatial aspect of property market, and therefore plays an important role in influencing property market.
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A Sustainable Approach for Urban Riverfront Development

A Sustainable Approach for Urban Riverfront Development

With the rise in human populations and needs thereof the river remained most important in all the times. Eventually river became urban river, with the dawn of urbanization, which also played as an urban corridor along with all its vital offerings for the urban settlements. Urban River saw the degradation, negligence, and pollution. It slowly became an eyesore for the settlement as it has no longer associated with its life giving parameters. Then came the era of environmental protection and revival of life to rivers through a much integrated tool; river rejuvenation and urban river front development to focus on all the physical, social, cultural and heritage parameters of the river that replenishes the urban settlements again.
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A Sustainable Approach for Urban Riverfront Development

A Sustainable Approach for Urban Riverfront Development

Capacity building is a social form of urban renewal it includes empowerment of not only indigenous people but also the enhancement of the capacity of entire city by empowering its inhabitants and the rehabilitated people. This is done by active physical infrastructure development, youth education in professional capacities, utilization of heritage as a tool for employment generation will be facilitated by such initiatives.

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Sustainable urban development in tightly constrained areas: a case study of Darjeeling, India

Sustainable urban development in tightly constrained areas: a case study of Darjeeling, India

Since the British first established Darjeeling as a “hill station” for its summer administration, it has been a focus for tourism and economic development, but there has not been a corresponding investment in infrastructure or service provision. Thus the interaction of economic, environmental and social sustainability is somewhat undermining the progression from theory into practice (Ekins, 1993; Kirkby, O’Keefe and Timberlake, 1995; Williams, 2010). Many of the interviews conducted in Darjeeling suggested that the lack of an autonomous Gorkhaland State is the largest obstacle to planning more sustainably in Darjeeling. The analysis presented in this paper suggests that this may appear to be the case as Darjeeling Municipality and District are marginalised within current governance arrangements, but whilst a lack of political autonomy is central to the perceived fractures between State and local development in West Bengal, simply replacing one governance structure with an alternative does not address the underlying problems of sustainable urban development. Wisner et al.’s (2004) re-conceptualisation of resilience in sustainability planning suggests that replacement is simply likely to lead to a replication of existing barriers and constraints. In order to fully understand the development context in Darjeeling the interrelationship between the political arenas, the economic development of the area and the physical capacity of the landscape to cope with growth must be made clear. Establishing a Gorkhaland autonomous political unit may lead to a re- evaluation of how urban areas in the Darjeeling Municipality are developed, but this cannot be seen as the sole solution.
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Need of infrastructure development for Recreation and commercial activities near Pedhi river Walgaon Amravati A Riverfront Planning Approach

Need of infrastructure development for Recreation and commercial activities near Pedhi river Walgaon Amravati A Riverfront Planning Approach

As the day by day increasing population in the urban as well as rural areas, the demand of spatial distribution, infrastructure as well as public amenities also increasing. The infrastructure plays an important role in people’s everyday lives. It is one of the biggest issues to use utilize the land use with proper infrastructure within the rural areas to enhance the economy and the mobility of rural livelihoods. The various problems like improper land use, lack of recreational, commercial activities, inefficient solid waste disposal, etc. Hence, it is urgent need to provide facilities like, farmer’s market, parks & playgrounds, proper parking system and local transport services, which will raise the development in terms of rural context.
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Evaluation of MOT, an AHS authoring tool : URD checklist and a special evaluation class

Evaluation of MOT, an AHS authoring tool : URD checklist and a special evaluation class

In this paper we present some past and future evaluation goals, methods and results of an adaptive hypermedia system authoring tool, MOT, developed at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Our first evaluation is a simple URD evaluation. The second planned evaluation is more complex, because it involves at the same time a test bed setting, as well as a classroom setting, and is due to the latter required to have educational value as such.

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Linking Participation and Built Environment Education in Urban Planning Processes

Linking Participation and Built Environment Education in Urban Planning Processes

The justifications for youth participation are diverse and refer e.g. to civil law, democratic and political theory, educational, ethical and moral theory and service orientation (Betz, Gaiser, & Pluto, 2011: p. 3). The most im- portant legal point of reference is The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). This inter- national convention discusses children’s and adolescent’s right to participation as one of its main topics and has thus contributed to an appreciation and critical reflection on youth participation in many countries (Lundy, 2007; Meinhold-Henschel, 2007a: p. 9). Furthermore, the United Nations action plan for sustainable development, namely Agenda 21, and its Local Agenda 21 processes strengthen the role of major groups in development processes including the role of young people (Hart, 1997: p. 23). In Germany, an important motivation which drives youth participation in communities is the common goal to be family-friendly and thus to attract families and enterprises (Meinhold-Henschel, 2007a: p. 12).
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Establishment and Application of an Evaluation System for the Sustainable Development of Subway Traffic

Establishment and Application of an Evaluation System for the Sustainable Development of Subway Traffic

According to the characteristics of the index system, this paper selects the analytic hierarchy process as the evaluation method for the sustainable development level of subway traffic. The analytic hierarchy process is an effective method to solve multiple objective decision-making problems[9]. Its core idea is to aggregate, refine and decompose the factors related to multiple objective decision making and then transform them into a clear decision-making evaluation model at logical layers, such as the target layer and criterion layer, and thus provide the basis for multiple objective decision making by qualitative information and quantitative methods[10]. The basic idea of the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) is to decompose the target of decision making or evaluation according to the target layer, criterion layer and index layer one by one, and at the same time, to determine the comparative importance of the lower elements to the upper elements one by one and to form the judgment matrix under the element layer[11]. Then, according to the judgment matrix, the weight of the lower elements to the upper elements is determined; next, the decision problem of the target layer is decomposed one by one to the specific index layers[12]. Finally, the whole decision-making evaluation process is finished by quantification from the bottom to the top layer. The steps of the analytical hierarchy process (AHP) are as follows:
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Research on Stormwater Management  of Cultural Heritage Ilmpark in Weimar Germany Based on Urban Resilience

Research on Stormwater Management of Cultural Heritage Ilmpark in Weimar Germany Based on Urban Resilience

Urban Park is an open space or area. The common feature of the entire urban park is that they are constituted by greenland with the function of ecology, beautification and hazard prevention and reduction. As the city’s main source of green plants, urban parks not only can effectively improve the ecological environment of the city as an urban oasis in the city also has ecological function of regulating climate, wind, sand, dust and noise reduc- tion, conservation of the groundwater, it is also reflected urban civilization, cultural and history of the city as an important landscape carrier and a concentrated expression of cityscape. Construction of urban parks, aims to coordinate the relationship between urban development and environmental protection, therefore, on the road of sustainable development, the urban park plays an invaluable role in urban resilience.
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Influence of Demographic Factors on the Preference of Future Kuala Lumpur Riverfront

Influence of Demographic Factors on the Preference of Future Kuala Lumpur Riverfront

Residents at Kampung Bharu, Brickfields, Titiwangsa, and Chow Kit were selected to be surveyed since they were expected to be the frequent user and they recognize the river better than others. The selected study area was in the residential area near to the Kuala Lumpur riverfront area which is Kampung Bharu, Brickfields, Titiwangsa, and Chow Kit. The respondents for this study have various backgrounds in term of gender, age, ethnicity, education level, place of living and employment status. Based on the data, they are 136 males (44.7%) and 168 females (55.3%). Most of the respondents are in the group of 18 to 24 years (n=182, 59.9%), followed by 25 to 34 years (n=90, 24%) and the above 34 years old group are the nominate group (n=31, 10.2%), while one respondent missed to indicate the gender. Rather than questioning the real age of the respondents, the age is categorized into three roughly equal quotas to make the comparison more reliable.
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UNDERSTANDING URBAN DEVELOPMENT THROUGH A SPORT EVENTS PORTFOLIO: A CASE STUDY OF LONDON, ONTARIO

UNDERSTANDING URBAN DEVELOPMENT THROUGH A SPORT EVENTS PORTFOLIO: A CASE STUDY OF LONDON, ONTARIO

Sporting events have proven to bring widespread benefits to host cities around the world. Such benefits include economic gains (Chalkley & Essex, 1999), destination image and branding (Chalip & Costa, 2006), and tourism (Crouch & Ritchie, 1999); all of which are important growth factors in building strong and healthy communities (Skinner, 2006). Through pre-planning stages, organizers can set goals and objectives to maximize these benefits for a city, which according to Chalip (2006), would then need to be followed through to the final stages of post-event evaluations. Additional factors such as urban development tools (Ziakas, 2010; Ziakas & Costa, 2011a), and social and community engagement (Chalip, 2006; Misener & Mason, 2010) are gaining attention in terms of the broader impact they have on a host city. Despite the widespread interest in sport events, few have theorized about the strategic processes of hosting events to fit with a city’s tourism and marketing mix. Thus, I focus on the framework of an event portfolio (Ziakas & Costa, 2011b), which is the strategic event and non-event
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Effect of land use and low impact development measures on urban flood hazard: a case study in the Black Creek watershed

Effect of land use and low impact development measures on urban flood hazard: a case study in the Black Creek watershed

urbanization on flood hazard and evaluate the effectiveness of various low impact development practices at reducing this hazard. A land use analysis indicates extensive urban growth between the periods 1949 and 2015, with extremely high imperviousness percentages existing today in the majority of the watershed. Historical hydrological simulations in PCSWMM show a significant increase in peak flows since 1949, but have now stabilized due to the limited land available for further development. Stormwater management ponds in the northern region of the watershed have helped control runoff from densely developed areas. Minimal stormwater management exists in the southern region, with low potential for implementation of large stormwater management features. Low impact development practices such as bioretention cells, infiltration trenches, permeable pavement, rain barrels, and vegetative swales were simulated in various scenarios to investigate their effects at reducing flood hazard. Results demonstrate that low impact development measures can effectively reduce peak runoff reduction rates by as much as 76% in smaller subcatchments for a 2-year storm event. This thesis provides insight into the capabilities of low impact development measures to improve flood hazard management and decrease flood hazard in urban environments.
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Theories and Methods of Urban Development Programming: “Identifying Urban Development Programming Methodologies”

Theories and Methods of Urban Development Programming: “Identifying Urban Development Programming Methodologies”

Urban development programming counted one of the major important stages of planning and design. Urban projects process still has not enough consider- ation to urban development programming stage. This step sometimes missed in urban development projects or confused with tasks of urban development planning. It has been slow to achieve full existence. Methodology and strate- gies of urban development do not set clear the limits to the mission of urban development programming. The knowledge about the urban programming process and skilled programmers, architects or planners is one of the major issues of these days. This research investigates the concept of urban develop- ment programming in urban projects, to indicate the separation of architec- tural programming and urban programming tasks, and additionally, obtain- ing to innovate a new methodology and analyze the challenges and implemen- tation. This methodology is determining the urban development programming task as well as strategies for implementation. The process of urban develop- ment programming and methods could give opportunities to programmers, planners, users, developers and urban authorities to implement this major important phase in urban projects. The research explicitly explains that urban development programming is a part of urban development planning and simplifying the process of planning.
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Rethinking the impact of regeneration on poverty: a (partial) defence of a 'failed' policy

Rethinking the impact of regeneration on poverty: a (partial) defence of a 'failed' policy

2 particularly in terms of housing, community safety and the physical environment. The fourth section reflects on the implications of findings for the current Conservative government's 'localist' approach to regeneration. It contends that the 'neighbourhood renewal' agenda was more effective than the present government claims. This challenges the decision to terminate the 'neighbourhood renewal' agenda to focus exclusively on local economic development. Such an approach runs the risk of neglecting disadvantaged areas and, possibly, widening spatial inequalities. It suggests that more effective forms of economic regeneration could be attempted, especially if delivered within a wider framework of policies to address significant and enduring regional imbalances in the UK economy. Finally, the paper proposes that current policy can be understood as a form of 'austerity urbanism' (Peck, 2012) that firmly embeds a neoliberal orientation within urban policy in England. However, it would be wrong to frame this as an inexorable long-term development given the extent to which, with hindsight, the neighbourhood renewal agenda breached this trajectory.
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Assessing the Indicators of Good Governance in Development of Urban Tourism (Case Study: City of Tehran)

Assessing the Indicators of Good Governance in Development of Urban Tourism (Case Study: City of Tehran)

The questionnaire in the first part addresses the demographic characteristics of the respondents. In the second section, 96 questions in 10 sections based on the five-point Likert scale (1-5) were set to clarify the assessment of the desirable ten-point indicators in urban tourism in 96 items. This amount is an appropriate instrumental reliability. For validity of the questionnaire, the formal and financial validity of the questionnaire was evaluated using the opinion of academic experts at the time of the expected validity. In order to calculate the average of each of the questions, the standardization criteria were used by Bazargan et al. (2007). In this spectrum, since the questionnaire based on the Likert spectrum has five options, if the score is between 1 and 2.33. Bad index status, if the score for the requested question is between 2.33 and 3.66. The situation is relatively straightforward, and as the score of the question is between 3.66 and 5, the favorable situation is evaluated. Moreover, the research time range was studied in the spring-summer of 2016.
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Developing guidelines for riverfront developments for Malaysia

Developing guidelines for riverfront developments for Malaysia

This paper attempts to identify statements that could be important for guidelines for riverfront development and then to recommend riverfront development guidelines for best practice riverfront development in Malaysia. Based on the qualitative and quantitative results, all the variables were shown to be significant and thus were important to be included in the riverfront guidelines for Malaysia. The government needs to revise the existing regulations for controlling riverfront development in Malaysia, by adopting the recommended statements for guidelines for riverfront development. In this regard, they should recognise the importance of environmental concerns and sharing costs and benefits among the stakeholders involved during the riverfront development process. This would help the government facilitate and control riverfront development in Malaysia. The government and specifically the policy makers should strictly enforce the guidelines recommended for best practice for riverfront development in Malaysia in order to achieve successful riverfront outcomes similar to other countries.
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Urban land, planning and governance systems in Nigeria

Urban land, planning and governance systems in Nigeria

These recent developments cut across housing, commercial and transport infrastructure development, and climate change adaptation programmes that will among others provide accommodation and job opportunities, and ensure effective and efficient functioning of the cities to promote socio- economic development. The Abjua Centenary City Project, for example, promises to create 50,000 jobs. However, there is little indication on how such development could address the needs of urban residents who are unable to access it for either accommodation or employment. Meanwhile, developments are still being undertaken under the Master Plan for the city extending to where the proposed project is to take place. One stakeholder, for example, observed that:
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Developing new guidelines for riverfront development in Malaysia

Developing new guidelines for riverfront development in Malaysia

69 In addition, the case study approach was the best way to investigate new themes where new perspectives were needed (Eisenhardt, 1989, p. 543). In this research, information about the emergence and establishment of waterfront development in Malaysia was required during the exploration from the stakeholders involved in waterfront development projects. The information needed included the history of the establishment of waterfront development in Malaysia, the development process which included guidelines to control waterfront development, the level of success, and other information about waterfront developments projects. The closeness of the case study to real-life situations was important for the developments of a nuanced view of reality (Flyvbjerg, 2006). In addition, the researcher also required new perspectives or recommendations in order to provide a clear picture of how best practice in waterfront developments, should be implemented in Malaysia in the future. Furthermore, a case study approach was particularly useful in generating valuable information about complex issues through the application of multiple sources of evidence, as compared to being limited to one specific data source (May, 2001, p. 173; Yin, 1984, p. 90). The in-depth focus of case studies often results in the creation of more valuable information and sufficient understanding compared to a focus on a single data source and single method (Eisenhardt, 1989; Yin, 2003). Therefore, the selection of three case studies in this research was considered more compelling and more robust (Yin, 1994, 2003). Moreover, case studies could yield more data points from different points of view – government officers, property developers and waterfront communities; so the case study approach was the most suitable method to manage and handle this situation.
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HCMV Promotes Breast Cancer Metastasis: Impacts of CMVIL-10 in the Tumor Microenvironment

HCMV Promotes Breast Cancer Metastasis: Impacts of CMVIL-10 in the Tumor Microenvironment

newspapers (Somasundaram, 2011). The Times Crest states “Some say the nickname is a tribute to the slum's colorful people. Indeed, women here wore backless cholis much before they became a rage. Others say the intent is ironical.” (Ibid.) The irony in the name comes from the primary scene of the slum: a large trash heap strung along the main road which passes the settlement. The Times of India describes the slum as having “ubiquitous filth and narrow labyrinths” (TNN, 2009). This main passage through the affluent surrounding neighborhood presents a strong contrast as one travels north from the new, wealthy development in Gulbai Tekra, through the Hollywood slum, and north to Gujarat University. One moves from dense, wealthy city to overcrowded, unmanaged slum, and finally to spacious university lawns and institutional buildings. The slum can hardly be ignored visually in its current location.
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Proposal for Godavari Riverfront   Development in Nasik Rigion

Proposal for Godavari Riverfront Development in Nasik Rigion

The untreated and treated sewage from almost all such towns flow either directly or indirectly into these rivers. Further in towns situated beside rivers, the riverbank is a part of the urban landscape, which is often used for dumping solid waste, open defecation and other undesirable activities. Prevention and management of the above adverse impacts on river and riverbanks in class I towns in the GRB constitute an important component of the River Basin Environment Management Plan. Riverbank management and wastewater management in the town. Once the URMP for a particular town is in place, investments can be made in various projects in a systematic and targeted manner for implementation of the URMP.
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