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  • General background: history of CTV 

    Autor desconegut (2016-07)
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  • Introduction 

    Kantarek, Anna Agata; Franta, Anna (2016-07)
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  • Geometry and life of urban space 

    Salingaros, Nikos A.; Pagliardini, Pietro (2016-07)
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    This essay introduces rules for building new urban squares, and for fixing existing ones that are dead. The public square as a fundamental urban element behaves both as a node and as a connector of the urban fabric. Like ...
  • Chapter 1, Urban theory 

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  • Ring-and-circle, symbolical and practical meaning of the form in town planning and architecture 

    Bardzinska-Bonenberg, Teresa (2016-07)
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    In the research analysis of historical urban and architectural developments was confronted with the newest concepts in town planning and architecture. The search was set against the background of political and social ...
  • Car-free cities: urban utopia or real perspective? 

    Bieda, Krzysztof (2016-07)
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    The appalling conditions of many 19th century industrial cities, brought by the Industrial Revolution, triggered numerous ideas and concepts looking for a better form of urban environment. Although most of the ideas may ...
  • Governing urban planning diversity: the use of internal diversity in metropolitan area spatial planning 

    Bonenberg, Wojciech (2016-07)
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    In this paper spatial, functional, social and cultural aspects of the problem of governing urban diversity are analysed. Economical use of diversity as an element driving urban economies is highlighted. It is indicated ...
  • Integrated urban landscape: nature as an element of transition space composition 

    Haupt, Patrycja (2016-07)
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    The paper explains the genesis, methods and consequences of introducing elements of nature into contemporary cityscape. It shows their significance in creating a new image of the city. The discussion is conducted on the ...
  • City sensorics: between the animate and the genius loci 

    Kadłuczka, Andrzej; Kołodziejczyk, Katarzyna (2016-07)
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  • Dynamics of relations in the urban space 

    Kantarek, Anna Agata (2016-07)
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    Questions about sense usually accompany the times of breakthrough, when we recognise a crisis of certain values and we helplessly face realistic threats and changes. If experiences incessantly call for answers to the ...
  • Longing for the main street 

    Kozłowski, Tomasz (2016-07)
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    It may sound like a cliché that urban design theory changes with man’s development. The article refers to the changes in the way a city functions and the resulting new perception of the lack of existence of something as ...
  • Barcelona and Milan: two cities one architecture: typological similarities in residential architecture from the 1950’s - 60’s 

    Lucchini, Marco; Jaen y Urban, Gaspar (2016-07)
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    The paper deals with mutual relationship between Barcelona and Milan concerning modernist architectural and urban design. Barcelona and Milano despite their different cities morphology and urban history, have similar ...
  • In search of the rational city 

    Mielnik, Anna (2016-07)
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    Lots of studies and projects about the city today are focused mainly on different types of transformations, leading to “new” urban configurations that will ultimately deal with “new” contemporary and future problems. They ...
  • Island cities: a restriction or an opportunity? 

    Motak, Maciej (2016-07)
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    In literature islands are seen as mythical symbols of distance and solitude. Since cities are certainly physical things, the cities on islands can provide fine examples to consider the real versus the unreal. The paper ...
  • Practical importance of the shape of a tall building in the city space 

    Musiał, Robert (2016-07)
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    The development of construction technology creates ever greater opportunities for designing tall buildings with unusual shapes. So the question remains: what role might the shape of a tall building play in developing a ...
  • Public hybrid spaces as a component of contemporary cities 

    Pluta, Katarzyna (2016-07)
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    The main objectives of research work presented in the paper are: 1/Exploring the urban design solutions of public hybrid spaces in contemporary cities, which are the outstanding examples of expressive identity, 2/Carrying ...
  • Between virtuality and reality: remarks about perception of city architecture 

    Skaza, Maciej (2016-07)
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    In the contemporary reality the term "diversity" has become the basic feature that characterizes both creation and perception of the surrounding world. Trying to describe the city as the place to live of the half of the ...
  • Function of time in narration of contemporary cities 

    Szpakowska-Loranc, Ernestyna (2016-07)
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    Contemporary perception of time differs significantly from historical one. The contemporary time is speeding, divergent, meticulously quantified with abstract units, disconnected from perception of space. Differences between ...
  • Tamed city: the perception of urban space by visually impaired people 

    Tota, Paulina (2016-07)
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    Relations between man and his surroundings can always be referred to the general question of one’s being in the world. Therefore, the spatiotemporal reality creates a framework for any human activity. Space orientation is ...
  • The notion of order and the spatial logic of a new polis: three approaches to the problem of rationality in the contemporary philosophy of urbanism 

    Zuziak, Zbigniew K (2016-07)
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    Inspired by the questions about the sense of the city and the condition of contemporary urbanism, the author discusses the notion of order in the context of strategic and structural factors affecting spatial logic of a ...
  • Chapter 2, Urban processes 

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  • Quantitative analysis of the social division of space and segregation in Mexican cities: case Culiacan Rosales, Sinaloa, Mexico 

    Acosta Rendón, Jorge Javier; Marmolejo Duarte, Carlos Ramiro (2016-07)
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    The analysis of the social division of space in urban contexts for understanding how fragmented this urbanized space and elements spatially reflect this division, this can certainly help clarify what are the main causes ...
  • Housing types and choices in Saudi Arabia 

    Alhubashi, Haytham; Roca Cladera, Josep (2016-07)
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    Recently, and because of oil revenues, Gulf countries achieved great developments and made huge steps to be an advanced countries. These revenues encouraged Gulf countries to develop their economy, infrastructures and ...
  • The lost space: on the blurry boundaries of urbanity 

    Bigaj, Przemysław (2016-07)
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    The boundaries of the modern city are defined by administrative divisions – boards informing about the lines created artificially on a map and not by physical “barriers” – walls, gates, frontages. At the same time, dynamic ...
  • Urban design competition as a tool for planning the future of cities: case studies in Poland 

    Bradecki, Tomasz (2016-07)
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    The compact city paradigm is very often described as compact (dense), mixed use settlements. Masterplans for crucial areas in cities play a major role for future development of cities. The most strategic and important sites ...
  • New urban processes in Encarnación City, Paraguay: the waterfront development and urban renewal 

    Brites, Walter Fernando (2016-07)
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    The purpose of this paper is to analyze the recent transformations experienced by the city of Encarnación (Paraguay), as a result of its new urban development, influenced by the effects of the additional work done on the ...
  • Architecture of culture as a way to the revitalisation of cities of today: what can we learn from the Polish and Spanish experience? 

    Broniewicz, Piotr (2016-07)
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    Once again the architecture of culture has begun to play a significant role in the structure of cities, redefining their space, creating their character, and shaping their modern face. This trend has become particularly ...
  • Social conflict in response to urban sprawl in rural areas: urban reconfiguration of the Mezquital valley as influence area of the megalopolis of Mexico City 

    Carrasco, Brisa; Cadena, Edel; Campos, Juan; Hinojosa, Raquel (2016-07)
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    The urban sprawl of metropolitan areas involves complex processes of coexistence between urban and rural dynamics, the functional redefining of central urban areas and rural areas or urban-rural surrounding transition ...
  • The sustainable future of the smaller historical centres, between "modulation of the protection" and new technologies 

    Cerasoli, Mario; Biere Arenas, Rolando Mauricio (2016-07)
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    The smaller historical centres can play an important role in the rebalancing of the territory, reversing the trends (now also historical) to urban concentration and metropolisation. In an specific time of slowing urban ...
  • Considerations on the collective mobility vs individual mobility: new actors and forces 

    Chavoya Gama, Jorge Ignacio; Rodríguez Ávalos, Macedonio León; Rendón Contreras, Héctor Javier (2016-07)
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    In this article it is analyzed as it is that the metropolitan transport appears like a multitude of intense flows of origin-destination of goods and persons who make possible the interconnection between the different areas ...
  • Return to the city 

    Czajka, Roman; Sobolewski, Andrzej (2016-07)
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    Attempts to revolutionize the spatial structure of Wroclaw emerged in the early twentieth century. Max Berg introduced, in the years 1919 -1925, redevelopment plan of the city center involving the demolition of inter-market ...
  • Return to the idea of homely city 

    Czałczyńska-Podolska, Magdalena; Rzeszotarska-Pałka, Magdalena (2016-07)
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    Homeliness is associated with something friendly and well-known. The idea of homeliness in architecture and urban planning does not mean only people-friendly space. First of all, it means the city that is familiar to the ...
  • Development of areas of World Exhibitions: search of urbanity: case study of Milan 

    Dudzic-Gyurkovich, Karolina (2016-07)
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    Great events, which the World Exhibitions, held periodically since the end of the 18th century, certainly are, occupy a position somewhere between science and entertainment, culture and consumption. Facilities erected ...
  • Railway stations as generators of systemic repair of the city centre of Katowice: return to the essence of the city 

    Franta, Julian (2016-07)
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    The debate on the essence of the city calls for the consideration of the role of its structural elements in the loss or strengthening of this essence. The Author’s understanding of the ‘essence of the city’ is its accessibility ...
  • The route of company towns in Lower California: historic centers and industrial heritage 

    Gómez Cavazos, Enrique Esteban (2016-07)
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    Company towns in the peninsula of Baja California can be considered a tool for urban development from the late nineteenth till early twentieth century. The Mexican Government used the industrialization in northern Mexico ...
  • From stone device to technology device 

    Grodzicki, Paweł (2016-07)
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    The paper investigates the impact of rapidly growing communication technologies on the city physical structure and hypothesizes the conceivable scenarios for its spatial form in the future. The methodology is be the ...
  • The dynamics of the urban population: public space in the city: modern transformations 

    Gyurkovich, Jacek (2016-07)
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    The article presents the issue of changes in the population of selected Polish cities against the background of global demographic and urbanisation-related phenomena over the period of the last 55 years and in the perspective ...
  • Parks and roads build the cities: the M-30 and Madrid-Río project, building landscape 

    Hernández-Lamas, Patricia; Rubio Gavilán, Ana; Bernabeu-Larena, Jorge (2016-07)
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    Public works respond to a function and are linked to the territory where they are located. Its use and connection to the place become hallmarks and generating elements of urban processes. The roads are located close to ...
  • Where is the library? 

    Homiński, Bartłomiej (2016-07)
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    Urban tissue is composed of public spaces and their complementary buildings, most of which form a background for the less numerous monumental structures. Their value and importance is derived from the part they play within ...
  • Social group as a factor activating the city 

    Jagiełło-Kowalczyk, Magdalena (2016-07)
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    Background: One of the social groups that influence the activation of the city to the greatest extent are young people, including students. Social spaces dedicated to this group are to embellish the city, have a positive ...
  • Separation or integration: on evolution of the spatial model of the multinational city 

    Jasiński, Artur (2016-07)
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    The traditional model of the multinational city, which was based on the harmonious coexistence of separated ethnic residential districts and common multinational public areas, where the exchange of services and goods took ...
  • The city in-between 

    Justyna, Kobylarczyk (2016-07)
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    The city in-between is the city which gains from the past to create the history of today while looking to the future. It blurs the boundaries between yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is difficult not to look at the past ...
  • Historic town: idea and sense of identity 

    Kuśnierz, Kazimierz; Kuśnierz-Krupa, Dominika (2016-07)
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    This article addresses the problem of preserving the identity and historic cultural landscape in small towns in southern Poland. Nowadays, the unique character of those centers is frequently endangered by uncontrolled ...
  • Is compact urbanity more connected? 

    Liu, Xilu; Farooq, Ameen (2016-07)
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    The concept of urban compactness is widely accepted as an approach in modern architectural and urban design fields, this belief may vary relative to the density and connectivity of various neighborhoods working within ...
  • Contemporary European spirituality: new forms of sacred spaces 

    Malinowska-Petelenz, Beata (2016-07)
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    The 20th century witnessed changes which altered radically the world hitherto functioning in the same way for centuries. The pluralist global culture is characterized by rapid and unpredictable changeability involving ...
  • Does polycentricism influence residential values? an analysis for the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona 

    Marmolejo Duarte, Carlos Ramiro (2016-07)
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    This paper explores the relationship between centrality and land values. While in literature centrality is simplified as the proximity to centres, which normally are identified using qualitative approaches, in this paper ...
  • Identity of the river: contemporary transformations of urban embankments of the Vistula river 

    Matusik, Agnieszka (2016-07)
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  • The citizenship territories program and the challenges for the rural exodus combat in north plateau catarinense: a case study in municipalities of São Bento do Sul and Rio Negrinho 

    Maximo, Gabriela Willemann Siviero; Loch, Carlos (2016-07)
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    In February 2008, the Brazilian Federal Government created the Citizenship Territories Program, whose purpose is to promote and accelerate the elimination of poverty and social inequality in rural areas, including gender, ...
  • Urban expansion and rural spatial chaos in the fringe area 

    Mełges, Hubert (2016-07)
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    Due to the constant increase in human population, man, citizen of the planet Earth, faces many momentous questions and challenges. First of all, they concern problems of accommodation, sustenance, proper health care, ...
  • The difference in lifestyle: "a shopping list" and social engagement as urban process stimulator 

    Mikielewicz, Renata (2016-07)
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    The urbanized space mirrors the way the society works. We have on one side the commercialization of the space and on the other side attempts to make the space more human through the social engagement of architects and urban ...
  • New region urban networks in the Colombian Caribbean 

    Niño Soto, Alexander Steward; Badillo Jiménez, Walberto Lucas (2016-07)
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    The Caribbean region in Colombia has large land areas and low connectivity between urban centers, the study proposed a methodology of analysis of 10 major cities to validate a regional project called “Diamante Caribe-Santanderes”. ...
  • Nodal points in the structure of Kraków’s inner city 

    Ogrodnik, Daniel (2016-07)
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    In line with the leading topic of the conference Back to the Sense of the City, the author discusses problems related to the process of emergence of key fragments of the contemporary city. These are activity and development ...
  • Metropolis: which way to the future? 

    Podhalański, Bogusław (2016-07)
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    There are two new persons born each and every second on Earth, persons that will need space to live, just as we do. Should we build new cities, then, without question? The “population of a single day” is going to require ...
  • Detecting opportunities: neighbourhood data dynamics for urban regeneration in Valladolid (Spain) 

    Rivas Sanz, Juan Luis de las; Fernández-Maroto, Miguel; Rodrigo González, Enrique; Pérez-Eguíluz, Victor (2016-07)
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    Urban regeneration has become a priority for urban planning in Spain, because it is one of the best ways to foster a more sustainable, compact and mixed-use urban model, founded in the improvement of existing city. The ...
  • Water supplies build the cities: the Canal de Isabel II as origin of the Metropolis of Madrid 

    Rubio-Gavilán, Ana; Hernández-Lamas, Patricia; Bernabeu-Larena, Jorge (2016-07)
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    Water supply systems in big cities are fundamental parts of their metabolism. They respond to a scenario of increasing demands, and they actually act as a catalyst for their growth. This last reason is essential to explain ...
  • Residential areas in the structure of the city: case studies from west europe and Krakow 

    Schneider-Skalska, Grażyna; Tor, Paweł (2016-07)
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    Once they adopted the sedentary lifestyle, humans set to building settlements which were to protect groups of families and give them the sense of belonging to a material and social community. The settlement unit which could ...
  • Revitalisation of urban space upon the example of Copenhagen 

    Strzelecka-Seredyńska, Monika (2016-07)
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    The objective of this paper is to present selected contemporary activities in the urban space of Copenhagen aimed at the recovery of land in the process of revitalisation. They constitute examples of rational and economical ...
  • The inner edge of landscape 

    Świątek, Wojciech (2016-07)
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    This paper attempts to describe the specific urban-architectural forms that emerge in the space between the traces of the urban fabric, disintegrating into a chaotic, dispersed and deteriorating structures and landscape. ...
  • Revitalisation of large-panel housing estates as a chance for the creation of continuity and complementarity of public space in the contemporary city 

    Szczerek, Eliza (2016-07)
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    Large-panel housing estates have become a permanent element in the landscape of numerous European towns and cities, especially in the eastern part of the continent. Initially, they evoked delight and gave hope for a better ...
  • Cities of Los Angeles 

    Twardowski, Mariusz (2016-07)
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    The world capital of the movie industry does not keep up with the world capital of business when it comes to the application of urban planning solutions. Los Angeles and New York are poles apart, to say the least, as far ...
  • Human dimension of urban spaces: International Biennale of Architecture Kraków 2015 and the polish awarded competition entries 

    Urbańska, Marta A (2016-07)
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    “Jan Gehl, an expert in humanisation of cities, is convinced that the enhancing of quality of our life in the cities is a derivative of the image of public spaces […] where people meet “in order to exchange ideas, to trade ...
  • Micro-spatial and urban ephemera: bottom-up and temporary initiatives in public space 

    Wantuch-Matla, Dorota (2016-07)
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    The concept of adaptation currently seems to best embody the specific nature of contemporary transformations of urban structures within the context of concurrent changes generally taking place in civilization, economics, ...
  • Image of a Hanseatic city in the latest Polish architectural solutions 

    Węcławowicz-Gyurkovich, Ewa (2016-07)
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    The problem of the reconstruction of centres of Polish towns and cities after the destructions of the World War II evoke discussions even today. Over the first years after the war, in numerous cases the centres of historical ...
  • Times of no spatial relationships: retrospection in space on the example of modern and historic settlements in the Karkonosze 

    Wojtas Harań, Anna (2016-07)
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    The aim of the work is: - Presentation of the critical points in management of cities and villages in the system of services institutions, which is essential to the proper functioning of society and the shaping of space. ...
  • Return to a coherent city: on the example of Lublin 

    Wrana, Jan; Fitta-Spelina, Agnieszka (2016-07)
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    This article discusses a very important and current problem of the loss of integrity in Lublin. It also contains suggestions for the improvement of present situation and preventing the problem in the future. The paper is ...
  • The role of values in the development of a city 

    Zieliński, Miłosz (2016-07)
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    The paper provides two examples which illustrate how different values can materialise themselves throughout the cityscape. These images allow us to formulate a conclusion - a postulate regarding the need to revise our ...
  • Chapter 3, Urbanization and de-urbanization 

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  • Analysis of chilean metropolitan areas, the case of Santiago, and Concepcion: location patterns as building licences 2002-2010 

    Aguirre Núñez, Carlos Andrés (2016-07)
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    The study seeks to describe the growth of Chile's main cities, especially in the cycle 2002 to 2010. This series presented a growth economy averaged around 7%, with the consequent growth in the residential construction ...
  • Identifying urban heat island: the Barcelona case 

    Arellano Ramos, Blanca; Roca Cladera, Josep (2016-07)
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    There is a large consensus that cities have a special role in the process of climate change. Cities are responsible for 75% of global energy consumption and 80% of GHG emissions, both due to "lifestyle" generated in the ...
  • Are consumers willing to pay more for residential energy efficiency in emergent markets? 

    Encinas, Felipe; Marmolejo Duarte, Carlos Ramiro; Sánchez, Francisco; Aguirre, Carlos (2016-07)
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    In most of the countries, energy efficiency has been delegated to the dynamics of real estate markets, after regulating a minimum legal (although not optimal) efficiency level. So, it is expected that high efficient housing ...
  • Patterns of non-planned occupation of the peri-urban territory of the Huerta de Murcia, 1929-2015 

    García Martín, Fernando M; Ros Sempere, Marcos (2016-07)
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    The peri-urban area of the Huerta de Murcia, around the city of Murcia, in southeast Spain, fundamentally dedicated to agriculture, has undergone a process of peri-urbanisation during the past 40 years, caused by un-regulated ...
  • Virtual reality of the sustainable immaterial urban networks: simulation co-benefits approach as an strategy to survive in the dystopian city 

    García Ruiz, Dulce Esmeralda (2016-07)
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    In order that we can create cities that can adapt quickly to change, we can look at the co-benefits as a strategy for a fast implementation in a view of the contemporary city that want to have immediately results in a smart ...
  • Socio-cultural and environmental benefits from familiar orchards, in semirural localities at central highlands of Mexico 

    Gutiérrez Cedillo, Jesús Gastón; Balderas Plata, Miguel Ángel (2016-07)
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    The aim of the study was to analyze the sociocultural and environmental perception of agro ecosystems with familiar orchard (AEFO) owners, in semirural localities at ecological transition zone of the State of Mexico. ...
  • Expansion of functions of urban areas to rural areas: the case of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska 

    Korzeniowska, Agata (2016-07)
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    The town of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, located ca. 40 km from Cracow is a constantly developing center of the furniture industry established in the 19th century. It is a formal capital of the Kalwaria Zebrzydowska municipality, ...
  • Population ageing as a challenge for architectural and urban design: case study: concept of Hybrid Senior Unit in Cracow (Poland) 

    Mikołajska, Ida; Woźniak-Szpakiewicz, Ewelina (2016-07)
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    The patterns of declining fertility and mortality over the past two decades have led to significant shifts in the age structure of the world’s population. Although most advanced in Europe and North America, population ...
  • Attractiveness of small and medium-sized towns as places of residence 

    Paprzyca, Krystyna (2016-07)
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    There are many causes of the ‘drop in the attractiveness’ of small and medium-sized towns. Nevertheless, the key problems are the urban sprawl beyond the town limits, changes in the social and economic structure, and ...
  • Halle-Neustadt: the shrinking icon of modernism 

    Racoń-Leja, Kinga (2016-07)
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    Halle-Neustadt, built as a new city for the workers of the chemical industry, was recently celebrating its 50 years of existence. The former pride of socialism is now facing dramatic shrinkage, with the population drop of ...
  • EU migrant crisis and increasing demand for modular construction: modular social housing complex for refugees in Munich 

    Woźniak-Szpakiewicz, Ewelina (2016-07)
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    More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015. The number of asylum applications received in 2014 in EU Member States has risen by 25 per cent compared to the same period in 2013 and it is still ...
  • Chapter 4, Virtual cities, theory and technology 

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  • Urban brand in the era of mass communication 

    Bonenberg, Agata (2016-07)
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    The purpose of this article is a scientific reflection on the contemporary transformations in managing an urban brand. It is an original interpretation of challenges faced by municipal authorities and urban planners in ...
  • Angelópolis territory of virtual model 

    Carranza Luna, José Eduardo; Martínez López, Víctor Manuel (2016-07)
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    The virtual city is no longer an internet affair where you can navigate between fantastic spaces and known sites invented by man. Today the virtual city is a real physical site linked by the network, which is controlled ...
  • My smartphone is my sense: augmented experience of the city 

    Celewicz, Piotr (2016-07)
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    According to Marshall McLuhan's theory of media, in which he claims that the media have become prostheses of human senses, nowadays we are witnessing the growing domination of mobile devices over most human activities in ...
  • Geo-position technologies in city use research: accuracy evaluation in the context of university students mobility 

    Chaves-Custodio, Bianca; Ballús Martínez, Mireia; García Martínez, Fernando; Meza Parra, Sandra Karina; Yang, Liya; Valls Dalmau, Francesc; Marmolejo Duarte, Carlos Ramiro (2016-07)
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    In the last years the broad potentiality and utility that geo tracking systems can offer have been explored in research fields not only related to geography, but medicine, leisure and tourism as well. Although this technology ...
  • The use of smartphones in public spaces in the Smart Cities Era 

    Chaves-Custodio, Bianca; Garcia-Almirall, M. Pilar (2016-07)
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    Nowadays the possibility of being ubiquitous connected generates new patterns in the relation between people and the built environment. In a time when cities around the globe claim to be smart, it is crucial to be conscious ...
  • Digital services for an internet of places: urban digital nodes for a smart region between Milan and Turin 

    Di Vita, Stefano; Morandi, Corinna; Rolando, Andrea (2016-07)
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    This paper presents the outcomes of a three-year research project developed by the Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani (DAStU), in collaboration with Telecom Italia. Looking at territorial ...
  • Mapping land cover changes of pilgrimage sites in Mecca using multi-temporal satellite imagery 

    Imam, Ayman; Roca Cladera, Josep (2016-07)
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    The Pilgrimage sites (Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah) located in the southeast part of the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, or “Hajj Sites” as it is known, are one of the most important annual assembly areas for Muslims from ...
  • Modern analysis and simulation tools and skills for the evaluation and design of urban projects 

    Markiewicz, Przemysław (2016-07)
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    Currently most of the growth of the human population takes place in the cities. Urban areas become more densely populated. Simultaneously cities are recognized as the leading producers of CO2 emissions. For these reasons, ...
  • Valorization of urban heritage: modeling UAV 3D data for mobile platforms 

    Marques, Luís Filipe; Tenedório, José António; Burns, Malcolm; Marques, João (2016-07)
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    The valorisation of the urban heritage is presently one of main topics discussed, mostly in the theme related conferences, treaties, conventions and programs. Mobile platforms (especially smartphones and tablets) may be ...
  • City without barriers, ICT tools for the universal accessibility: study cases in Barcelona 

    Biere Arenas, Rolando Mauricio; Arellano Ramos, Blanca; Roca Cladera, Josep (2016-07)
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    This paper is the presentation of the results and developed tasks in the framework of the research project titled City without barriers. Tool for the evaluation and visualization of the accessibility into public space, ...
  • Reading the social preferences of tourist destinations through social media data 

    Serrano-Estrada, Leticia; Martí, Pablo; Nolasco-Cirugeda, Almudena (2016-07)
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    The social preferences of individuals have been traditionally identified through traditional means using field techniques such as direct interviewing, observation and people-counting. The virtual layer of the social system ...
  • Heritage buildings and digital storage: which conceivable match? 

    Pascal, Simoens; Becue, Vincent (2016-07)
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    The purpose of the article is to define the relationship between property issues and new urban experiences it creates. The article is divided by chapter 3. The first presents the background and urban issues that led to the ...
  • APP R-ALERGO: allergy-healthy routes in Valencia 

    Temes Cordovez, Rafael R; Hernández Fernández de Rojas, Dolores; Moya Fuero, Alfonso; Martí Garrido, Jaume (2016-07)
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    On the urban areas there are sources of information about the exposition to environmental allergens and others potential factors of allergies, such as: weather conditions, vegetation, urban morphology, etc. For the last ...
  • Application for a barrier free tourism in Valencia 

    Temes Cordovez, Rafael R; Moya Fuero, Alfonso (2016-07)
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    Barrier free tourism is increasingly getting a greater attention by the tourist industry, not just for the added value given to the touristic experience, but because of the difference and specialization on a wide market ...
  • Remote sensing from unmanned aerial vehicles for 3D urban modelling: case study of Loulé, Portugal 

    Tenedório, José António; Estanqueiro, Rossana; Matos Lima, Ana; Marques, João (2016-07)
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    Data acquisition using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is currently a fast and low-cost Remote Sensing approach. UAVs have become standard platforms for applications in photogrammetric data capture. This capture is still ...
  • Chapter 5, Governance, social cohesion and urban policies 

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  • The building sustainable regulations for social housing in Mexico 

    Arias, Silvia (2016-07)
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    The present project analyzes the conditions of the actual construction regulations and their relation with the conditions of sustainability of the western zone of Mexico. The human activity of production and occupation of ...
  • Sustainability criteria associated with urbanization regulations 

    Avila, David Carlos (2016-07)
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    The recent formalization in the country a National Urban Policy and Housing attempts urgent attention to the problems associated with a sector whose development in recent decades has been marked by continued dissociation ...
  • Just one housing bubble? an analysys of spatial segmentation of the residencial values over time in Barcelona 

    Ballús Martínez, Mireia; Marmolejo Duarte, Carlos Ramiro (2016-07)
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    During the last real estate cycle most of the countries have experienced a housing bubble linked to the expansion of credit, increasing residential values dramatically. Despite the globalization of financial markets, this ...
  • The challenge of the last few years: planning against poverty, microfinance 

    Carta, Giuseppe (2016-07)
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    The last ten years have witnessed a heightened interest in infrastructure in both developed and developing countries, with emphasis on the financial crisis in developed countries, and the recurring attention on growth and ...
  • Building the global democracy from urban planning policy to populism in architecture 

    Cedroni, Anna Rita (2016-07)
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    It is possible to claim that there is an analogy, in terms of management and programming, between the modality of execution in political contents and the formalities of the application of architectural models, or more ...
  • International Expo in Lodz: an opportunity or threat for the development of the city: impact of a cultural event on the spatial structure 

    Cysek-Pawlak, Monika Maria (2016-07)
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    The presented study discusses the currently announced candidature of Lodz for the organization of the International Expo 2022 in the context of its impact on territory development and urban structure. The main goal of this ...
  • The implementation of the territorial development concept in the reality of virtual world: the case of Puerto Rico 

    Estrada Meléndez, Omar H; Olivarez González, Adriana I (2016-07)
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    In the new virtual world, it becomes necessary to consider new concepts of development that allow to achieve social justice and equity. It is for this reason, in this article present a synthetic review of the development ...
  • Challenges of the NYC urban governance 

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    New York is the city that once was called by Rem Koolhaas- the urban laboratory with a distinctive ability of implementing innovative solutions to meet its development challenges. That was years before the explosion of the ...
  • Real investment in the virtual spatial planning process: quality of urban space in contemporary legal regulations in Poland 

    Korbel, Wojciech (2016-07)
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    City spatial planning is a complicated process with several targets such as the quality of space and proper urban development. Important aspect of this process is the scope of planning tasks required to be done. Another ...
  • Potential of city networks in shaping the world’s ecumene 

    Kwiatkowski, Krzysztof (2016-07)
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    The contemporary global space is characterised by huge disproportions of social inequalities, drastic division between a core and peripheries, unequal access to education and general mobility, and many more. These phenomena ...
  • Urban planning in Cracow and location of sustainable office buildings 

    Małgorzata, Zieba; Agnieszka, Telega (2016-07)
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    Social, economic, and environmental benefits of sustainable buildings result in increasing demand and supply of green office space and governments adopt green buildings requirements as policy instruments. Effect of public ...
  • Present-day architect is an urban designer 

    Małgorzata, Mizia (2016-07)
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    The range and scope of an architect’s tasks has shifted: from that of a designer burdened with responsibility for the shape and effectiveness of architecture, to that of a director (animator) of urban space, responsible ...
  • The incidence of the criminal policy in the conformation of the public space 

    Monroy, Carla (2016-07)
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    Mexican Criminal Policy is distinguished by its historical repression, the strategies implemented by the current government affected directly the violence and crime index. These facts beat and modified the conformation of ...
  • Functional urban areas as an essence of the contemporary city 

    Noworól, Aleksander (2016-07)
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    The paper outlines challenges in the governance of functional urban areas, treated as a contemporary form/nature of the city. The institutional infrastructure of that governance consists in the co-existence of the formal/legal ...
  • The ex Haciendas San Nicolas de Esquiros and Santa Maria del Refugio: their patrimonial in a neoliberal context 

    Ojeda Sampson, Alejandra (2016-07)
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    San Nicolas de Esquiros and Santa Maria del Refugio Haciendas emerge from colonial times in Mexico, instituting their communities based on this and the figure of peasant subsumed to that of the authority. Based on its ...
  • Coastal landscape management in mexican tourist regions: Punta de Mita case in Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit 

    Olivares González, Adriana I; Córdova Martínez, Tania (2016-07)
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    This article analyzes the process of coastal landscape management in the Mexican tourist region from the transformation of the landscape of Punta de Mita. This peninsula is part of the interstate metropolitan zone of Puerto ...
  • The correlation between the identity of city center streets and urban activation of cities: on the examples of Poznań and Warsaw 

    Regimowicz, Natalia (2016-07)
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    In many Polish cities we see the disappearance of individual features of city center areas which give way to more typified and repeatable. Modern urban complexes - often impersonal spaces with no unique character do not ...
  • Spatial patterns of social mobility perception derived from access to social housing in a Mexican border city 

    Sánchez Flores, Erick; Maycotte Pansza, Elvira; Chávez, Javier (2016-07)
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    Homeownership has become a crucial element in constructing and confirming social position in western societies. Housing can be an effective social mobility strategy. In the societies of developing countries, however, the ...
  • Property tax as urban planning instrument in large cities: the Brazilian experience 

    Santos, Angela Moulin Penalva; Vasques, Pedro Henrique Ramos Prado (2016-07)
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    There is an ongoing process of increasing urbanization of the world population with socio-spatial polarization in large cities. Such population density increases the competition for urban land, arousing crescent ground ...
  • Immigration social challenges in public spaces in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 

    Summan, Maher Mahfoz (2016-07)
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    After the economic rise in Saudi Arabia in 1938, workers migrated from across Saudi Arabia seeking better work opportunities. Statistics from the General Census of Population and Housing in 2010 reveal that the total number ...
  • Chapter 6, Meanings of the city 

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  • Utopia and imagination 

    Biliński, Grzegorz; Duzel-Bilińska, Alicja (2016-07)
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    The most important aim of the "Back to the Sense of the City" International Conference is to draw attention to the city and the sense of its being, the fact that a city seen as a heterogeneous entity is not only a work of ...
  • Pakuska 

    Dziechciarz, Olgerd (2016-07)
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    “Pakuska” is a book about one estate, quite small and perhaps not different from other similar estates created in Poland in the time of the construction boom of the seventies. But for that very reason, as all of them were ...
  • The fragile heart of the city: the case of Ragusa, Sicily 

    Franchini, Ado; Maggiore, Carlo Alberto (2016-07)
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    The conference introduces one of the international workshops we organized in 2014-15 about urban regeneration. The selected theme for the Ragusa Workshop concerned the regeneration of the historic centre of Ragusa Superiore, ...
  • The real city - the mental city 

    Gibała-Kapecka, Beata; Kapecki, Tomasz (2016-07)
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    The search for relationships and dependencies between the real city and its mental image, may prove to be a key to understanding and reading the needs of the residents, primarily related to safety and comfort of living, ...
  • City as a work of art 

    Tabisz, Stanisław (2016-07)
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    Impressional and comparative reflection about the existence and the operation of selected cities in a context of their unique aesthetics and beauty, by a painter, draftsman and designer, the chancellor of the Academy of ...