Category Archives: Urban Studies

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.  Authors Nahal Sohbati, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Studying for Masters of Landscape Architecture Rivka Weinstock, University of Pennsylvania, Studying for Masters of Landscape Architecture … Continue reading

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Counter Urbanization: The Concept

Counter urbanization is the movement of people out of cities, to the surrounding areas. This process has been occurring in developed countries, since 1950. There are four main Reasons for Counter Urbanization: (i) The increase in car ownership over the … Continue reading

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