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Urban Development

Edited by Serafeim Polyzos

University Of Thessaly, Greece

Cities are growing as never before and nowadays, it is estimated that at least 50% of the world's population lives in urban areas. This trend is expected to continue and simultaneously the problems in urban areas are anticipated to have an increase. Urbanization constitutes a complex process involving problems with social, economic, environmental and spatial dimensions that need appropriate solutions. This book highlights some of these problems and discusses possible solutions in terms of organisation, planning and management. The purpose of the book is to present selected chapters, of great importance for understanding the urban development issues, written by renowned authors in this scientific field. All the chapters have been thoroughly reviewed and they cover some basic aspects concerning urban sustainability, urban sprawl, urban planning, urban environment, housing and land uses. The editor gratefully acknowledges the assistance of Dr Marius Minea in reviewing two chapters.

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Urban DevelopmentEdited by Serafeim Polyzos

Published: March 30th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1413

ISBN: 978-953-51-0442-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5107-4

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

43655 Total Chapter Downloads

14 Crossref Citations

13 Web of Science Citations

32 Dimensions Citations


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1. Reappraising Urban Planning and Urban Sustainability in East Africa

By Shuaib Lwasa and Cecilia Kinuthia-Njenga


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2. Leidsche Rijn: Balancing the Compact City with the Randstad Motorway Network

By Frank van der Hoeven


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3. Digital Amenities of a Smart City

By Uk Kim


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4. Emerging Technologies for Urban Traffic Management

By Antonio Guerrero-Ibanez, Carlos Flores-Cortes, Pedro Damian-Reyes, M. Andrade-Arechiga and J. R. G. Pulido


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5. A CA-Based Model for City Traffic Including Bicycles

By Jelena Vasić and Heather J. Ruskin


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6. Bricolage Planning: Understanding Planning in a Fragmented City

By Farah Jihad and Teller Jacques


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7. Assessing Hydrological Elements as Key Issue for Urban Development in Arid Regions

By Mohamed Tahir Hussein and Faisal Kamal Zaidi


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8. Rainwater Harvesting in Large Residential Buildings in Australia

By Ataur Rahman, Joseph Dbais, Sk Mazharul Islam, Erhan Eroksuz and Khaled Haddad


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9. The Impact of Different Urban Housing Patterns on the Sustainable Urban Development of a Historic City, Bursa/Turkey

By Arzu Ispalar Cahantimur


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10. Istanbul's Backbone - A Chain of Central Business Districts (CBDs)

By Martin Seger


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11. Two Ways of New Towns Development: A Tale of Two Cities

By Raquel Insa-Ciriza


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12. An Evaluation of Distribution and Quantity of Parks in Istanbul

By Yıldız Aksoy


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13. Cooperative Development and Land Use Planning Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Quest for Socio Solidarity Economy and Partnership in Sustainable Urban Development

By W. Magigi, K. Faustine Bee and E. B. Danda


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14. The Evolution and Spatial Dynamics of Coastal Cities in Greece

By Serafeim Polyzos and Dimitrios Tsiotas


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