Category Archives: urban morphology

Infrastructure: Key Drivers for Action

 A truly holistic approach to infrastructure requires stepping away from a silo/sector-based approach and understanding that infrastructure is made up of not just physical things or assets, but consists of three major parts: assets, knowledge, and institutions. Embracing this concept … Continue reading

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Defining Urban Space

It is not  easy to develop a definition of urban space because such a definition must consider the social parameters of its constituent parts: urban and space. The difficulty of defining urban space is enhanced if one considers that urban … Continue reading

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Democratic Public or Social Space

Democratic public space involves complex relationships between ownership, agency, occupation,  control, and freedom. It is intertwined with Concept of  Social Space and Geographical Space as well. Authors Nahal Sohbati, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Studying for Masters of Landscape … Continue reading

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Phases in Planning Process

The basis for integrating energy aspects in planning processes is a thorough understanding of the existing urban planning process in a given city. Such a process should include all phases , steps, stakeholders and their related activities/responsibilities as well as … Continue reading

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