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Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development

Approaches for Achieving Sustainable Urban Form in Asian Cities

Kawakami, M., Shen, Z.-j., Pai, J.-t., Gao, X.-l., Zhang, M. (Eds.)

2013, XXIV, 459 p. 185 illus.

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  • Focuses on the role of public actors in implementing spatial planning
  • Features case studies based on existing concepts of sustainable urban form in the planning practice of various Asian countries
  • Discusses a matrix of practice examples from a multidisciplinary perspective
  • Uses particular methods such as statistical- and geospatial analysis and urban models Policy measures in planning and design are taken as important tools to achieve sustainable urban form
  • Documents Asian planning experiences from a multidisciplinary viewpoint
This book attempts to provide insights into the achievement of a sustainable urban form, through spatial planning and implementation; here, we focus on planning experiences at the levels of local cities and some metropolitan areas in Asian countries. This book investigates the impact of planning policy on spatial planning implementation, from multidisciplinary viewpoints encompassing land-use patterns, housing development, transportation, green design, and agricultural and ecological systems in the urbanization process. We seek to learn from researchers in an integrated multidisciplinary platform that reflects a variety of perspectives—such as economic development, social equality, and ecological protection—with a view to achieving a sustainable urban form.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Ecological System - Landscape and Urban Planning - Sustainable Society - Urban Vulnerability - Urbanization

Related subjects » Ecology - Environmental Management - Population Studies - Sustainable Development

Table of contents 

Part 1 Urbanization and Sustainable Society - Section Urbanization and planning approach.- Part 2 Urbanization and Sustainable Society - Section Housing and Transportation.- Part 3 Landscape and Ecological System, Sustainable Development - Section Green design and landscape.- Part 4 Landscape and Ecological System, Sustainable Development - Section Agriculture and ecological system.- Part 5 Landscape and Ecological System, Sustainable Development -  Section Vulnerability of urban system.

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