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  • European urban sprawl : sustainability, cultures of (anti)urbanism and hybrid cityscapes
  • Europe ; Sustainable development ; Urban geography ; Urban sprawl
  • This paper has its origins in a comparative research project examining aspects of urban sprawl in Europe undertaken within the 5.FP EU. The project Urban Sprawl : European Patterns, Environmental Degradation and Sustainable Development (URBS PANDENS
  • EVK4-CT- 2001-00052) sought to understand recent trends in urban sprawl in a number of case study urban regions and to advise the European Commission on policy development with regard to the control, management and amélioration of the effects of urban
  • 2007
  • Spatial-temporal changes of Tianjin urban spatial morphology from 1978 to 2004
  • China ; Fractals ; Population growth ; Tianjin ; Town ; Urban development ; Urban growth ; Urban morphology
  • Taken fractal dimension, compact ratio, urban centroid and urban principal axis as the urban spatial characteristic indices, Tianjin city's urban area is investigated in the last 26 years in a quantitative perspective, and its traits and changes
  • 2007
  • Chinese urbanism in question : state, society, and the reproduction of urban spaces
  • Comparative urbanism. Special issue
  • China ; Neo liberalism ; Political economy ; State control ; Urban area ; Urban society ; Urbanism ; Urbanization
  • 2007
  • Attendance ; Identity ; Perception of the urban environment ; Place ; Town ; Urban attraction ; Urban environment ; Urban landscape ; Urbanism
  • 2007
  • Of Boers and plaasjapies : resistance, know-how and urban imagination in North West Namibia
  • Apartheid ; Namibia ; Post-apartheid ; Urban morphology ; Urbanism
  • Scholars in the study of Southern African cities have focused much attention on the ways residents subvert and re-work the modernist apartheid urban form. A detailed case reveals the extent to which town residents actually embrace the aprtheid-era's
  • modernist built forms as a basis for an imagined urban future. - (AJC)
  • 2007
  • Financing Urban Development : what is the role of European Investment Bank ?
  • Bank ; Europe ; Finland ; Germany ; Hungary ; Investment ; Italy ; United Kingdom ; Urban area ; Urban development
  • The article assesses the role of the European Investment Bank (EIB) in European capital markets for urban development. Following the introduction of a basic concept for the functioning of capital markets, and based on rsearch in Germany, Finland
  • , Hungary, Italy and the U.K., the article explores the investment needs in cities, the demand for urban finance, the supply of urban finance and the functioning of capital markets for urban finance. - (IfL)
  • 2007
  • Sustainable urban development in the UK : rhetoric or reality ?
  • Concept ; England ; London ; Sustainable development ; United Kingdom ; Urban development ; Urban environment ; Urban geography ; Urban planning ; Urban policy
  • 2007
  • The academic-policy interface in post-apartheid urban research
  • Post-apartheid ; Practice of geography ; Research ; South Africa ; Urban change ; Urban geography
  • is explored within the context of the imperatives of post-apartheid urban restructuring. - (AJC)
  • 2007
  • The Post-Socialist city : urban form and space transformations in central and eastern Europe after Socialism
  • Central-East Europe ; Economic restructuring ; Europe ; Post-communism ; Public policy ; Town ; Urban area ; Urban change ; Urban development ; Urban environment ; Urban morphology
  • This book on spatial transformations in the most dynamically evolving areas of post-socialist central and eastern Europe, linking the restructuring of the urban environment with underlying processes and forces of socio-economic reform. Chapters
  • are organized under six headings regional development trends ; non-residential development ; residential development ; the evolution of public space ; public policy and urban development ; planning the post-socialist city. (HC)
  • 2007
  • Europe ; European Union ; Marginality ; Residential segregation ; Town ; Urban area ; Urban development ; Urban district ; Urban policy ; Urban segregation
  • Integrated urban development policy for disadvantaged neighbourhoods is distributed differently in the EU. In Western Europe, national programmes or comprehensive approaches for individual regions and cities dominate but in Central and Eastern
  • Europe, integrated urban development is rather related to individual projects and measures. In most states of Western Europe such approaches include social and local economic questions in addition to urban development aspects, while the graetest part
  • of the Central and Eastern European states concentrates more strongly on urban development measures. - (IfL)
  • 2007
  • Spatial and functional changes in recent urban development of Zagreb
  • Business district ; Croatia ; Housing ; Hypermarket ; Shopping centre ; Transport ; Urban development ; Urban geography ; Zagreb
  • This article discusses the urban development of Zagreb in the transition period. It analyses four processes which have caused spatial and functional changes in the city's development within its administrative limits. These are : the process of a new
  • and more complex. In this connection the city has started to have more influence on the urban region's development. - (IKR)
  • 2007
  • Accessibility ; Ethnic community ; Gabon ; Urban area ; Urban development ; Urban infrastructure ; Urban migration ; Urban structure ; Urbanization
  • 2007
  • Re-urbanity : urbanising and ruralising the urban
  • France ; Gentrification ; Residence ; Rural-urban relations ; Rurality ; Spatial dynamics ; Territorial identity ; Urbanity
  • 2007
  • Urban land area and population growth : a new scaling relationship for metropolitan expansion
  • City size ; United States of America ; Urban area ; Urban density ; Urban growth ; Urban population
  • 2007
  • Slovenia ; Spatial organization ; Sustainable development ; Urban development ; Urban geography
  • The main goal of the paper is to identify, analyse and evaluate the basic processus in spatial development in Ljubljana. In the first part of the paper the main theoretical and planning concepts of sustainable urban development as well as goals
  • and aims of Slovene spatial policy regarding urban development are presented. Characteristics and processes of recent urban development of Ljubljana are presented in five themes : inner urban development, derelict urban areas, areas of dispersed
  • urbanisation, functional transformation and mixed urban land use and residential areas. - (IKR)
  • 2007
  • A Changing Scenario for European Support of Urban Renewal and Development. The first steps of JESSICA
  • Europe ; European Union ; Financing ; Investment ; Urban area ; Urban development ; Urban renewal
  • The article briefly describes the recent evolution of EU urban policy that has led to the incorporation of investments included in integrated urban development plans and programs as priority projects for Structural Funds support for 2007-2013
  • . Although some restrictions exist, notably regarding housing, the fact that urban poliy is now part of the mainstream of EU structural policy instruments is one of the major changes in the new financial perspectives. A second major change is the incentive
  • 2007
  • Upgrading the Physical Environment in Deprived Urban Areas : Lessons from Integrated Policies
  • Economic restructuring ; Europe ; European integration ; International cooperation ; Peripheral region ; Urban area ; Urban development ; Urban policy
  • The article gives an overview of determinants of success of urban restructuring policies in European cities, with a specific focus on the organization of these kinds of policies. On the basis of an inventory of 50 practices in 25 European countries
  • , it concludes that organizational issues may be key to sucess of urban restructuring processes. Because collaborations, or partnerships, are seen as necessary to reach goals within the process of urban restructuring, the process of working together has
  • 2007
  • Measurement of urbanization process and the paddy soil loss in Yixing city, China between 1949 and 2000
  • Influences of rapid urbanization and industrialization on soil resource and its quality in China
  • Aerial photography ; China ; Geographical information system ; Jiangsu ; Land use ; Satellite imagery ; Spatial analysis ; Twentieth Century ; Urbanization
  • This study used GIS technology, remote sensing images of 1949, 1966, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000, to analyze the spatial process of urbanization and its impact on the soil resources in Yixing city, southeast China. The results showed
  • that the urban area grew more than three-fold during 51 years and the loss of paddy soil accounted for 82,9% of all soil loss. According to the expansion dynamics and the results of spatial metrics, the urban expansion process in Yixing could be divided into 4
  • steps. The study also indicated that the urban expansion was encouraged by the transportation system, however, restricted by the rivers, lakes and hills.
  • 2007
  • Budapest ; Expertise ; Historical account ; Hungary ; Twenty-first century ; Urban development ; Urban geography
  • The paper gives a brief historical overview of urban geological activities in Budapest, emphasising those aspects of urban development where geological expertise may be a crucial importance. - (AM)
  • 2007
  • Italy ; Molise ; Town ; Urban development ; Urban economy ; Urban geography ; Urban history
  • 2007