Category Archives: Urban Studies

Edge City Concept

Business environments can exist either within the central business district or outside the city. An area becomes an edge city when there is a concentration of firms, entertainment and shopping centers in a previously known rural or residential area. An … Continue reading

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Cities Need Trees to Survive

Trees improve the livability  and sustainability of our cities in many ways. For many years tree canopy in our urban areas has been decreasing. Large mature trees which reach the end of their lives are often replaced with smaller species. These replanted trees then struggle to … Continue reading

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Pocket Parks: An Innovative Way to Use Small Urban Open Space

Pocket parks, also known as minipark or vest-pocket parks, are urban open space atthe very small scale. Usually only a few house lots in size or smaller, pocket parks canbe tucked into and scattered throughout the urban fabric where they … Continue reading

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Resilience of Cities

  Urban resilience has conventionally been defined as the “measurable ability of any urban system, with its inhabitants, to maintain continuity through all shocks and stresses, while positively adapting and transforming towards sustainability”.Therefore, a resilient city is one that assesses, plans, … Continue reading

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