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    Importer-Journal-Contemporary-Urban-Affairs
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    January, 2017
    Global

    This paper reports on a detailed analysis of the metabolism of the Island City of Mumbai should the Indian Governments proposal for smart cities be implemented It focuses on the environmental impact of increased population density achieved by demolishing existing mediumrise 35 storey housing and replacing it with the proposed highrise 4060 storey towers The resulting increase in density places a burden on the demand on such things as electricity and water and simultaneously increases the output flows of drainage solid waste and greenhouse gas productionAn extended urban metabolism analysis

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    January, 2018
    Iraq

    The construction sector of the Kurdistan region of the Republic of Iraq has witnessed a huge development in the construction sector last ten years However there is a lack of awareness and legislation regarding sustainable construction in the buildings sector The aim of the paper is to find the required mechanism to introduce sustainable practice and implement sustainable construction in the buildings construction sector in Northern Iraq The main objectives of this study are identifying the barriers in sustainable construction in Northern Iraq and investigate the law and regulations in deali

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    January, 2018
    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The economy can be considered as the transversal component of human activities over territories This fact can be observed from a diachronic perspective the way how architectural typologies arose through history But the relations between Economy and Architecture are not only established by the small scales but the larger ones Cities and territories evolved from compact forms till spread ones in a parallel way to the arousal of the shopping areas Urban sprawl could never be understood without these new typologies The paper is based on the keynote speech was held in the International seminar E

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    January, 2018
    Nigeria

    One of the negative effects of the high rate and pace of urbanisation in developing countries is the decay of urban centres While this decay has eaten deep into the fabric of these settlements turning them into urban slums and ghettoes with poor infrastructure the effects of the decay are multifarious Despite the fact that the economy is the lifewire of urban centres its untold downturn consequent upon urban decay is unimaginable because of the relationship that exists between environmental quality and economic growth This calls for a proactive approach called urban renewal towards the crea

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    January, 2017
    Turkey

    This article aims at following the traces of the transformation of public sphere in Turkey through its manifestations on urban public spaces with the case study of Taksim Square In this attempt the article illustrates how Taksim square as a public space has been shaped by struggles between different ideologies discourses political decisions and daily activities taking place at personal interpersonal local national supranational and global scales Through this way this article also aims at understanding how these contestations at different scales are affecting people individually and collecti

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    January, 2017
    Cyprus

    Historical cities due to its magnificent building in its context have a tremendous influence on the formation of city identity which is created through the interaction of natural social and built elements Unfortunately modernization after the industrial revolution couldnt adapt itself to the vernacular area owing to the fact that cities began to lose their identity and sense of belonging to the environment The new technology of construction lets the cities to expand itself outside but in this transformation some factors which have an influence on the identity of the city have been forgotten

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    January, 2017
    Global

    In this article the study assessed the domestication process of humankind within the frame of urbanization and power accumulation Within this framework by giving various examples from chicken farms The study expresses the authors opinions on the analogy of the liberated human beings in cities and the freerange chickens in farms It has also been tried to explain how a city acts as a human farm Cities are governed by the ones holding power similar to the farms are ruled by farmers and humans during their history of civilization have lost their right of deciding on their lives and fates agains

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    January, 2018
    Global

    Housing is one of the basic needs of humans Families in different countries with various cultures who have different lifestyles respond to their individual needs including physical and mental in a safe place that is called house The world population is increasing day by day In parallel to this population growth housing demand increases rapidly Iran is also a country which has a rapid population growth and has developed a series of policies to solve the housing problems Affordable housing is one of solution for providing the house by governments These type of houses is the ways to answer the

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    January, 2018
    Nigeria

    This paper assesses the impact of periurbanisation on housing environmental quality and residents sociodemography in IbejuLekki periurban in Lagos Nigeria Primary data was collected through administration of 370 questionnaires to household heads in purposively selected sixteen settlements in the study area while secondary data was sourced from spatial images land use maps and satellite images of the study area Quantitative data were analysed using descriptive statistics while qualitative data was analysed using time series and satellite image analysis The result shows a spatial expansion du

  10. Library Resource
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    January, 2018
    Global

    Currently there exists a disturbing urban problem exemplified by the excessive luxury apartments and glamorous office towers being built in cities around the world in the face of the increasing unaffordability of housing and lowcost work trade or craft space Seeking to address this complex problem this paper proposes a theoretical framework that uniquely addresses both the capitalist economic structure that drives the development process and the Marxistbased urban theory by which the socioeconomic outcomes are currently evaluated This framework takes as its metatheory the approach of Thomas

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