Category Archives: Territory, landscape, land

Urban Heat Island for Beginners: Part 3 *

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Urban Heat Island for Beginners: Part 2 *

The Two Dimension of the UHI UHI is mainly dependent on the modification of the urban energy fluxes and, as a consequence, on the synoptic conditions in urban and rural sites. UHIs are characterized by two dimensions: an extension and … Continue reading

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Urban Heat Island for Beginners: Part 1 *

The urban population is increasing worldwide and the urban expansion or the increase in urban density can affect both the global and the local climate having consequences, in turn, on human health. It is, therefore, important to increase the awareness … Continue reading

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Magarpatta City: Outstanding as a private city?

Chandrima Mukhopadhyay and Lila Oriard, Faculty of Planning, CEPT University, India Private city is not a distant concept in India. Certain regions have already implemented their private city models, where private sector’s participation goes much beyond financing and/or constructing infrastructure … Continue reading

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New São Paulo zoning: the future of a mega city at stake

Once in São Paulo, take as many photos as you want because the city you know is about to radically change in a few years. The bustling Latin America financial capital, home to more than 20 million people in its … Continue reading

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What to negotiate in Public Private Partnerships?

Post by Chandrima Mukhopadhyay (CEPT University Ahmedabad). Public Private Partnership is an inter-disciplinary subject in nature. However, it is considered as a highly specialised area, and a large audience from Urban Planning background remain unaware about the subject. In this short piece, I … Continue reading

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Measuring urban quality of life – some challenges in practice

We have come a great way in attempting to define what quality of life and wellbeing are, as ultimate goals urban policies. In this post, I argue that for many cities, particularly in middle-income and low-income countries, there are significant … Continue reading

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