Practices, Challenges and Benefits, Serie Urban Development and Infrastructure

Miguel P. Amado (Editor/Coordinator)

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The future for our urban planning actions is dependent on the results of us doing something today. In particular, archiving urban areas that are sustainable is a challenge in our increase urbanized world. In 2003, 48% of the world‘s population lived in urban areas. The predictions are that by 2030, more than 60% of the population will be urban 1 . This reality promotes the challenge as to how urban planning practices can be achieved. The aim of this book is to present the reader with practices, challenges and benefits of the changing patterns in urban planning. The sustainability has been placed on the world agenda, and urban planners and countries need to take it into consideration. In the same context, due to the emergence of migrations in reaching the basic needs, a reformed urban planning methodology arises, which unequivocally addresses a group of emerging urban challenges relating to climate change, poverty, informality and re-housing in a rapid urbanization phenomena. All of these issues show the necessity of specific operational processes and the evaluation of planning actions. The need is to implement measures that focus on population needs and environmental problems, and to merge the potential of urban planning in response to the phenomenon of informal settlements. The opportunity of the inclusion of public participation in the operational process ensures the commitment to arising concrete outcomes and enhancing the potential of urban planning. Also, the process should include clear indications in a restricted number to avoid losing potential of the action, but a large team of consultants should be used, if possible, to enhance quality and efficiency through insights and goals.
Original languageUnknown
Place of PublicationHauppauge NY, United States of America
PublisherNova science publishers
ISBN (Print)978-1-63117-691-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Publication series

NameUrban Development and Infrastructure
PublisherNova Science Publishers

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