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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.
Urban Planning and Management: Geo-Information Applied to Cities. The Sustainable and Inclusive City. Towards Low Carbon Development. An Exploration of Environmental Capital in The Context of Multiple Deprivations. Development of Environmental and Health Indicators Related to Inequalities. Sustainable Development by Means of a Collaborative Planning Framework. Evaluating the Role of Public Spaces in Promoting Social Interaction in Divided Cities. Are Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Communities, Ill and Costly? Urban Quality of Life and Its Spatial Distribution. City Morphology and Women’s Perception of Travel. Children's Perception of Their City Center: A Qualitative GIS Methodological Investigation. The Compact-Competitive and Resilient City. Modelling Informal Settlement Growth. Developing A Walkability Index for The Assessment of Nodes in a Transit-Oriented Development. Modelling Urban Growth. Multiple Criteria Bicycle Route Assessment Integrating Demand, Supply & Stakeholder Perceptions for A Spatial Decision Support System. Post Resettlement Dynamics of Socio Economic Pattern. National Urbanization Policy Development and Implementation with The Emerging Spatial Development Framework of Competitive and Complementary Cities. Performance Preferences and Policies in Urban Water Supply. Modelling Urban Growth and Flooding Interactions with Cellular Automata. Utilizing Volunteered Geographic Information to Assess Community's Flood Evacuation Shelters. Towards Equitable Urban Residential Resettlement.