GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management

GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management
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    GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management: A Global Perspective
  • Author:
    Martin van Maarseveen, Javier Martinez, Johannes Flacke
  • Edition:
    1 edition
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  • Data:
    January 9, 2019
  • ISBN:
    1138505552
  • ISBN-13:
    9781138505551
  • Language:
    English
  • Pages:
    364 pages
  • Format:
    PDF

Book Description
GIS is used today to better understand and solve urban problems. GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management: A Global Perspective, explores and illustrates the capacity that geo-information and GIS have to inform practitioners and other participants in the processes of the planning and management of urban regions. The first part of the book addresses the concept of sustainable urban development, its different frameworks, the many ways of measuring sustainability, and its value in the urban policy arena. The second part discusses how urban planning can shape our cities, examines various spatial configurations of cities, the spread of activities, and the demands placed on different functions to achieve strategic objective. It further focuses on the recognition that urban dwellers are increasingly under threat from natural hazards and climate change.
Written by authors with expertise on the applications of geo-information in urban management, this book showcases the importance of GIS in better understanding current urban challenges and provides new insights on how to apply GIS in urban planning. It illustrates through real world cases the use of GIS in analyzing and evaluating the position of disadvantaged groups and areas in cities and provides clear examples of applied GIS in urban sustainability and urban resilience.
The idea of sustainable development is still very much central in the new development agenda of the United Nations, and in that sense, it is of particular importance for students from both the Global South and Global North. Professionals, researchers, and students alike will find this book to be an invaluable resource for understanding and solving problems relating to sustainable urban planning and management.

Content

Chapter 1. GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management: A Global Perspective

PART I - The ‘Sustainable City’ and the ‘Inclusive City’
Chapter 2. A Planning Support Tool for Scenario Analysis of Low Carbon Transport Plans in a Data-Poor Context
Chapter 3. A Collaborative Planning Framework to Support Sustainable Development: The Case of Municipal Housing in Guatemala City
Chapter 4. An Exploration of Environmental Quality in the Context of Multiple Deprivations: The Case of Kalyan–Dombivli, India
Chapter 5. Relationships between Outdoor Walking Levels and Neighbourhood Built-Environment Attributes: The Case of Older Adults in Birmingham, UK
Chapter 6. Knowledge Co-Production and Social Learning on Environmental Health Issues: A Role for Interactive GIS-Based Approaches
Chapter 7. Role of Public Spaces in Promoting Social Interaction in Divided Cities: The Case of Nicosia, Cyprus
Chapter 8. Spatial Variability of Urban Quality of Life in Kirkos Sub-City (Addis Ababa)
Chapter 9. City Morphology and Women’s Perception of Travel: A Case Study for Istanbul, Turkey
Chapter 10. Children’s Perception of Their City Centre: A Qualitative GIS Methodological Investigation in a Dutch City
Chapter 11. The Street as a Binding Factor: Measuring the Quality of Streets as Public Space within a Fragmented City: The Case of Msasani Bonde la Mpunga, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

PART II - The ‘Compact-Competitive City’ and the ‘Resilient City’
Chapter 12. Modelling Urban Growth in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Chapter 13. Stakeholder-Based Assessment: Multiple Criteria Analysis for Designing Cycle Routes for Different Target Populations
Chapter 14. Post-Resettlement Socio-Economic Dynamics: The Case of Ahmedabad, India
Chapter 15. Planning for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Using a TOD Index
Chapter 16. Performance Preferences and Policies in Urban Water Supply in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Chapter 17. Simulating Spatial Patterns of Urban Growth in Kampala, Uganda, and Its Impact on Flood Risk
Chapter 18. Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) for the Spatial Planning of Flood Evacuation Shelters in Jakarta, Indonesia
Chapter 19. Towards Equitable Urban Residential Resettlement in Kigali, Rwanda

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