Tag: Planning

Urban goals and targets in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

On 2 August, the UN’s 193 Member States reached consensus on the outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda to be considered and adopted by world leaders at a September UN Summit. Goals relevant to the urban environment

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Stanford researchers find mental health prescription: Nature

Stanford University

Stanford research has found that people who walked for 90 minutes in a natural area, as opposed to participants who walked in a high-traffic urban setting, showed decreased activity in a region of the brain associated with a key factor

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The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-Being

The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-Being

This handbook integrates health into planning to address the unhealthy and unsustainable conditions that are being built into the physical fabric of cities. Solving issues such as obesity, mental illness, growing health inequalities and climate vulnerability needs to involve tackling

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Green City: The Routledge Urban Sustainability Collection

Green City: The Routledge Urban Sustainability Collection

The Routledge Green City collection brings together their latest research articles covering aspects of the future of sustainability in urban environments. The articles will remain free to access until the end of the year.

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Distribution and abundance of hollow-bearing trees in urban forest fragments

Urban Forestry & Urban Greening

This research surveyed 45 natural forest remnants across the rapidly urbanising City of Gold Coast to quantify the distribution and abundance of hollow-bearing trees. The results highlight the value of urban forest remnants in maintaining the functional capacity of urban

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Presentation – Planning for biodiversity at the urban-rural fringe

Planning for biodiversity at the urban-rural fringe

A presentation given by Associate Professor Sarah Bekessy at the recent Biodiversity Across The Borders conference can be viewed online. It includes discussion of how cities are disproportionately important for threatened species and recommends the introduction of Biodiversity Sensitive Urban Design

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Urban biodiversity research briefs

Decision Point

The following urban biodiversity research briefs can be viewed in Decision Point Online: Managing the impacts of urban development on old trees, Urban expansion, climate change & frog habitat, and Planning for biodiversity in the urban fringe.

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Call for papers – new Urban Planning journal

Cogitatio

Urban Planning is a new international peer-reviewed open access journal of urban studies aimed at advancing understandings and ideas of humankind’s habitats – villages, towns, cities, megacities – in order to promote progress and quality of life. Urban Planning is

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Supporting city-scale decisions in the context of climate change

Supporting city-scale decisions in the context of climate change

How do cities take effective decisions in the management of climate change impacts and in organising their functions, communities and economies so as to reduce emissions? This book chapter explores these decisions in the City of Cape Town, South Africa.

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Planning for People – A Community Charter for Good Planning in NSW

Prepared by a group of community organisations, the Charter is a 2-page document that sets a vision, key principles and desired outcomes for good planning in NSW. A companion document provides additional detail. The Charter can be endorsed as either

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