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Open Review
21 Oct 2021
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Anushka Anushka Shahdadpuri

Chaos”, “organic”, “contested”, “messy” are terms evidently used to describe the nature of Indian cities, as 60-80 % are nearly “unplanned” and “self-constructed”. However, these expressions stand antithetical to modern urban spatial practices of planning and planned development which are embedded in regimes of formality and legality. Many of the...

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21 Oct 2021
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Huiyang Huiyang Qi

1) The paper discusses a perspective for analyzing urban transitions of modern China. 2) The perspective focuses on the reconciliation process of bottom-up public needs and top-down politico-economic goals, and the process can be partially observed through the transformation of local economic organizations. 3) The perspective helps to understand how a particular...

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19 Oct 2021
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Neville Neville Mars
Fabien Fabien Pfaender

Peri-urban landscapes present a growing challenge for urban planners. Vast territories that comprise high population densities, but few clear centralities, erode the epistemological integrity of popular planning models. Meanwhile, as in situ urban-industrial development and top-down planned infrastructures transform these intricate landscapes, both the conceptual and practical challenges augment. Here,...

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17 Oct 2021
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José José Mota
João João Seixas

This article presents a preliminary analysis on the evolutionary framework for new types of in-tersections, dialogues and conflicts between urban administration and civic movements in Por-tugal. The analysis is here based on two case studies developed around urban requalification processes in two central public spaces, in the cities of Lisbon...

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15 Oct 2021
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Sammar Sammar Allam

Climate change has been a rising issue with a persisting global warming in stake. Global sea-level rise (GSLR) endangers coastal cities with the increase of 4 mm in sea level annually. A pragmatic intervention and smart nature-based solutions (NBS) is to adapt to change. Studying Coastal regions contours and simulating...

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Open Review
15 Oct 2021
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Martin Martin Flugelman Olmeda
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Sofia Sofia Frasquet Dreyer
Martin Martin Flugelman Olmeda

Through a visual exploration of the Rio de la Plata’s littoral zone in Buenos Aires, the project seeks to reframe the ecological and aesthetic significance of the post-natural shoreline. The aim is to bring into focus the small-scale ecosystems at stake in the large-scale destruction of River Basin ecologies, exploring...

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Open Review
15 Oct 2021
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Cristina Cristina Wong

The understanding of site specificity as a process-based approach is required to achieve sustainable landscapes, meaning that the final product is the intertwining of design processes, instead of arriving to a predetermined final form, it unfolds with the systems found in place, by the exploration of geographical, cultural and social...

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14 Oct 2021
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Christian Christian Nolf
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Weishun Weishun Xu
Christian Christian Nolf

After four decades of fierce urban growth driven by economic development, China recently adopted a three redline policy to protect its permanent farmland, vital ecosystems and to contain urban expansion. To delineate urban growth boundaries (UGBs), the currently adopted land-use suitability methods all use quantitative indicators to define a compromise...

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14 Oct 2021
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Jiawen Jiawen Han
Wenya Wenya Xue

Many industrial buildings from the last century remaining in the city centres of post-industrial Chinese cities have been transformed to adopt new functions and new relationships with the urban area. The transition has impacted the shift toward Chinese cities as more public and dynamic places. However, the interface between industrial...

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13 Oct 2021
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Inge Inge Goudsmit

Recent studies on the role of architecture within urban restructuring processes have become dominated by narratives on neoliberal urban entrepreneurialism, which consider urban devel-opment projects as key instruments of growth-oriented regimes and urban elites. In this paper, I want to focus on the role that iconic architecture can play within...

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