Planning And Design For Future Informal Settlements

Author: David Gouverneur
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317658930
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Planning And Design For Future Informal Settlements. This is the first book to address future informal settlements at the global scale. It argues that to foster favourable conditions for the sustainable evolution of future informal cities, planners must consider the same issues that are paramount in formal urban developments, such as provision of: balanced land uses energy efficiency and mobility water management and food sufficiency governance and community participation productivity and competitiveness identity and sense of place Planning and Design for Future Informal Settlements makes a call for responsible action to address the urban challenges of the developing world, suggesting that the vitality of informality, coupled with spatial design and good management, can support the efficient use of resources in better places to live. The book analyses the strengths and weaknesses of informal urbanism and the challenges faced by the fast growing cities of the developing world. Through case studies, it demonstrates the contributions and limitations of different attempts to plan ahead for urban growth, from the creation of formal housing and urban infrastructures for self-built dwellings to the improvement of existing informal settlements. It provides a robust framework for planners and designers, policy-makers, NGOs and local governments working to improve living conditions in developing cities.

Upgrading Informal Settlements In South Africa

Author: Scott Drimie
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781775820833
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Upgrading Informal Settlements In South Africa. More than 1.2 million households in South Africa live in informal settlements, without access to adequate shelter, services or secure tenure. There has been a gradual shift to informal settlement upgrading in South Africa in recent years, and there have been some innovative experiments. However, only modest progress has been made in addressing the challenges. There is a need to analyse the progress made and explore the future agenda for informal settlement upgrading in South Africa and elsewhere. Upgrading Informal Settlements in South Africa examines the current successes and challenges of informal settlement upgrading initiatives in South Africa and contextualises these experiences within global debates about informal settlement upgrading and urban transformation. The book discusses: * The South African informal settlement upgrading agenda from local, national and international perspectives * South African "city experiences” with informality and upgrading * The role of partnerships, actors and capabilities in pursuing an incremental upgrading agenda * Tools, instruments and methodologies for incremental upgrading * Implications of the upgrading agenda for the transformation of cities The book covers theory and practice and has been written and edited by a wide range of practitioners and researchers from government, NGOs, the private sector and academia, and represents a vast accumulated body of housing experience in South Africa.

Planning And Design For Sustainable Urban Mobility

Author: Un-Habitat
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317932870
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Planning And Design For Sustainable Urban Mobility. Urban transport systems worldwide are faced by a multitude of challenges. Among the most visible of these are the traffic gridlocks experienced on city roads and highways all over the world. The prescribed solution to transport problems in most cities has thus been to build more infrastructures for cars, with a limited number of cities improving public transport systems in a sustainable manner. However, a number of challenges faced by urban transport systems – such as greenhouse gas emissions, noise and air pollution and road traffic accidents – do not necessarily get solved by the construction of new infrastructure. Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility argues that the development of sustainable urban transport systems requires a conceptual leap. The purpose of ‘transportation’ and ‘mobility’ is to gain access to destinations, activities, services and goods. Thus, access is the ultimate objective of transportation. As a result, urban planning and design should focus on how to bring people and places together, by creating cities that focus on accessibility, rather than simply increasing the length of urban transport infrastructure or increasing the movement of people or goods. Urban form and the functionality of the city are therefore a major focus of this report, which highlights the importance of integrated land-use and transport planning. This new report of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the world’s leading authority on urban issues, provides some thought-provoking insights and policy recommendations on how to plan and design sustainable urban mobility systems. The Global Report on Human Settlements is the most authoritative and up-to-date global assessment of human settlements conditions and trends. Preceding issues of the report have addressed such topics as Cities in a Globalizing World, The Challenge of Slums, Financing Urban Shelter, Enhancing Urban Safety and Security, Planning Sustainable Cities and Cities and Climate Change.

Emergent Urbanism

Author: Assoc Prof Tigran Haas
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472407466
Size: 57.84 MB
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Emergent Urbanism. In the last few decades, many European and American cities and towns experienced economic, social and spatial structural change. Strategies for urban regeneration include investments in infrastructures for production, consumption and communication, as well as marketing and branding measures, and urban design schemes. Bringing together leading academics from across a range of disciplines, including Douglas Kelbaugh, Ali Madanipour, Saskia Sassen, Gregory Ashworth, Nan Elin, Emily Talen, and many others, Emergent Urbanism identifies the specific issues dominating today’s urban planning and urban design discourse, arguing that urban planning and design not only results from deliberate planning and design measures, but how these combine with infrastructure planning, and derive from economic, social and spatial processes of structural change. Combining explorations from urban planning, urban theory, human geography, sociology, urban design and architecture, the volume provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview, highlighting the complexities of these interactions in space and place, process and design.

City Design

Author: Jonathan Barnett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317481488
Size: 69.11 MB
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City Design. City Design describes the history and current practice of the four most widely accepted approaches to city design: the Modernist city of towers and highways that, beginning in the 1920s, has come to dominate urban development worldwide but is criticized as mechanical and soul-less; the Traditional organization of cities as streets and public places, scorned by the modernists, but being revived today for its human scale; Green city design, whose history can be traced back thousands of years in Asia, but is becoming increasingly important everywhere as sustainability and the preservation of the planet are recognized as basic issues, and finally Systems city design, which includes infrastructure and development regulation but also includes computer aided techniques which give designers new tools for managing the complexity of cities. This new, revised edition of City Design includes a larger format and improved interior design allowing for better image quality. The author has also included wider global coverage and context with more international examples throughout, as well as new coverage on designing for informal settlements and new research conclusions about the immediacy of sea level rise and other climate change issues that affect cities, which sharpen the need for design measures discussed in the book. Authoritative yet accessible, City Design covers complicated issues of theory and practice, and its approach is objective and inclusive. This is a comprehensive text on city design ideal for planners, landscape architects, urban designers and those who want to understand how to improve cities.

Self Made Cities

Author: S. Tsenkova
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211170054
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Self Made Cities. The purpose of this study is to provide a general overview of the phenomenon of informal settlements in the UNECE region, to identify policy responses to address these challenges and to highlight results achieved. Emphasis is given to practices that can facilitate in informal settlements, and in general to strategies that can better the physical, social, economic and environmental situation of informal settlements.

Enhancing Urban Safety And Security

Author: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1844074757
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Enhancing Urban Safety And Security. Enhancing Urban Safety and Security addresses three major threats to the safety and security of cities: crime and violence; insecurity of tenure and forced evictions; and natural and human-made disasters. It analyses worldwide trends with respect to each of these threats, paying particular attention to their underlying causes and impacts, as well as to the good policies and best practices that have been adopted at the city, national and international levels in order to address these threats. The report adopts a human security perspective, concerned with the safety and security of people rather than of states, and highlights issues that can be addressed through appropriate urban policy, planning, design and governance.

Rethinking The Informal City

Author: Felipe Hernández
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845455828
Size: 44.67 MB
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Rethinking The Informal City. Latin American cities have always been characterized by a strong tension between what is vaguely described as their formal and informal dimensions. However, despite intrinsic semantic implications, the terms formal and informal do not refer only to the physical aspect of cities but also to their entire socio-political fabric. Given the fact that informal cities and settlements exceed the structures of order, control and homogeneity expected to be found in the formal city, the wide-ranging essays in this volume from disciplinary areas such as anthropology, architecture, history, cultural and urban studies, and sociology are concerned with the need to produce alternative methods of analysis in order to study the phenomenon of urban informality. This book provides a thoroughgoing review of the work that is currently being carried out by scholars, practitioners and governmental institutions, in and outside Latin America, on the question of informal cities.

Informal Transport In The Developing World

Author: Robert Cervero
Publisher: UN-HABITAT
ISBN: 9789211314533
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Informal Transport In The Developing World. This study reviews the informal transport sector throughout the world, and identifies promising enabling and remedial strategies. The publication is a valuable tool for local, regional and national transport decision makers who seek the knowledge, tools and techniques to plan and regulate informal transport in order to maximize its inherent economic advantages. Examples are cited from various transport systems.