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Abstract Bhutan is a tiny kingdom nested in the fragile ecosystem of the eastern Himalayan range, with urbanisation striding at a rapid rate. To the global community, Bhutan is known for its Gross National Happiness (GNH), which in many ways is an expression of...
Abstract The need to improve slum housing is a major urban planning agenda, especially in Africa and Asia. This article addresses whether it seems feasible to do this whilst helping achieve the 1.5 °C agenda, which requires zero carbon power along with enabling the...
Abstract Peak car has happened in most developed cities, but for the 1.5 °C agenda the world also needs emerging cities to go through this transition. Data on Beijing shows that it has reached peak car over the past decade. Evidence is provided for...
This paper builds from the findings of a focus group study to propose a smart urban regeneration model for the City of Port Louis, which could enable the old city to be restored and regenerated rather than redeveloped in modernist architecture, as has happened in...
This study presents a review of the literature on the nature, challenges, and opportunities of Smart Cities, and proposes a new Smart Cities framework.
The "biophilic architecture" design approach asserts that humans have an innate connection with nature that can assist to make buildings and cities more effective to live in.
Large-scale green urbanism in cities and their bioregions can help to reduce stress on planetary boundaries and the biosphere due to human consumption patterns.
This paper discusses the history of urban infrastructure planning in the 20th century.
There is strong evidence for environmental, economic and social benefits derived through the applied methodology of biophilic design. Early data on the impacts of biophilics provides evidence for the significant increase in urban land and property prices as well as the public value of ecosystem...