The approval procedure is complex, but does result in a consolidated planning process, because the procedure automatically includes almost all of the other necessary authorizations required (excluding decisions specific to the site and sectoral permissions in relation to water protection or forestry provisions). A large range of initiatives refer to mitigation and adaptation issues in implementing actions, for instance, as depavement of parking lots, urban public spaces greening, shared (informal) mobility services or collective resources management, citizens awareness (on climate change issues and on more sustainable individual and community behaviors). in Asia. (ˈɜːbən dɪˈvɛləpmənt) noun geography. The applicability of the compact city concept has become a focus in the field of urban sustainable development. Numerous community-led initiatives are acting on urban environment issues and on resources (also approached in terms of cultural and awareness values and technical capability of community awareness and behaviors). “Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good” celebrated and presented initiatives of citizens able to transform critical urgencies of urban context into new opportunities to bring back to the public life. Towards a global concept of urban development - an interview with Daby Diagne: Habitat II: taking stock 'A house to call my own' Megacities: Lagos under stress: A Eurocrat in Istanbul: The exploding city: Adequate housing in the EU: rights and realities: Cities of the Third World: When conservation is at odds with the local population The New Urban Agenda is explicitly focused on the way cities and human settlements are planned, designed, financed, developed, governed, and managed. Urban development engines. addition to social and economic processes must evolve to acknowledge the challenges of The large-scale monoculture of eucalyptus and pine in the main part of the watershed, together with the urban development of the river’s natural floodplains, has radically changed, if not destroyed, the river’s original course and has eroded the upper part of the watershed, which in turn has given rise to imbalanced sedimentation and alterations in waterflow. African cities are significantly characterized by informality and often have climate change adaptation as a greater focus than climate change mitigation. The physical infrastructure in The project, launched as a community mapping, became also a process of codesign transforming isolated pockets of open space in a strategic and systemic network of open and green spaces bringing environmental, economic, and social advantages into the periurban context of the metropolitan area of Rome. on urban development, however, little research on urban sustainability has been conducted In New York City (in recent years also with the institutional support) several positive and successful initiatives were developed, for instance: Eagle Street Farm (2009) and Brooklyn Grange (2010), two rooftop farms on tertiary buildings; and Greenhouses Vinegar Factory and Forest House (pioneers since 1993) on the top of residential buildings. Several themes common to all definitions of sustainable urban It sets sustainable development as the benchmark for settlement policy and harmonizes regional plans and measures. Urban development creates new opportunities and challenges for species competition and predation, both as exotic species are introduced and as invasive species migrate in, taking advantage of poorly integrated communities and patches in the urban setting. The US pavilion at Biennale di Venezia 2012 (title was common ground) presented the first results of a “collection” and mapping of spontaneous interventions promoted and managed by local communities on the “urban commons” (where on the public spaces). Although the New Urban Agenda is ambitious in its goals and is focused on transforming the ways in which cities and human settlements are planned, designed, financed, governed, and developed in order to improve human health and well-being, among other things. Increase the sports park,museum,civil plaza, connect to adjacent neighborhoods and strengthen the social foundation of the downtown. The rules also steer public and private stakeholder participation in the renewable energy planning, and ownership and development process, hereby helping to settle conflicts and address community concerns. Garnaut (2008) highlighted that a development such as Lochiel Park provides a credible example to the development and construction industries on the practical ways to deliver more ecologically sustainable developments. While notions of urban sustainability have challenged some of the key spatial and temporal assumptions of urban geographers, it is also clear that urban geographers have offered significant and concerted critiques of established visions of urban sustainability. Research on the relationship between compact urban spatial morphology and energy consumption has focused mainly on transportation energy consumption and less on the impact of building energy consumption (Estupiñán and Rodríguez, 2008; UN-Habitat, 2011; OECD, 2012; Tannier et al., 2012). The selected practices included both more structured and more “direct” interventions but underlining the role of “action” of citizens that act personally “finding creative sources of funding, using every tool at hand to network and form tribes, mobilizing for the sake of shared passions, and simply making things happen—these are the modi operandi of a new class of citizen activists who are changing the shape of cities today” (Ho, 2012). To ensure the capture and dissemination of knowledge developed at Lochiel Park, such as rainwater harvesting for hot water supply, there are ongoing monitoring projects to quantify delivery of the WSUD and other sustainability features specified in the development objectives (see: http://www.unisa.edu.au/lochiel-park). Culture and Sustainable Urban Development . The urgency in reactivating the disciplinary debate toward renovated approaches in public life design is also suggested by the role that the public space can play in urban climate solutions and in reaching urban sustainability goals. The delivery of services is not coordinated and can be uneven, often not reaching the most vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, the poor, or ethnic and racial minorities. The capacity of community-led projects and interventions to drive more systemic change in urban complex systems is an interesting assumption presented in the book Handmade Urbanism (Rosa and Weiland, 2013)—strong partnerships create a “productive environment” where creativity and vitality spill over into surrounding urban public space, creating what the book's editors refer to as a “ripple effect.” Proposing the “Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper-style Approach,” the authors present several interventions in five cities (Mumbai, São Paulo, Istanbul, Mexico City, and Cape Town) acting in urban informal or critical settlement and where the process of regeneration is based on community engagement and large partnerships and the benefits overcame the specific initial goal or issue activating a more large urban systemic change that includes the local community stewardship for urban places and activate processes toward more sustainable condition and scenarios. Cropped image of waitress`s hand in white glove presenting modern city block on metal tray with gray wall on background. Urban development occurs by expansion into unpopulated areas and/or the renovation of decaying regions. needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their Unfortunately, many goals may too broad and there is a need to develop efforts to implement strategies at the national, regional, and local levels within countries. These initiatives contribute to resilience and adaptation measures in urban contexts considering the mitigation of heat islands, urban microclimate regulation, water drainage regulation (rainwater re-use, storage, etc. Globally, some 100 million urban dwellers still defecate openly and some 1.3 billion tons of solid waste per year is generated within cities. By continuing you agree to the use of cookies. At the local municipal level, the spatially related energy provisions are made statutory. 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