Category Archives: Urban Studies

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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Changing Urban scenario in the Nineteenth Century in Ottoman Urban Space

In nineteenth-century, urban space in the Balkans underwent a drastic change. The urban population constantly expanded, with Christians especially increasing in number. Owing to energetic activity on the part of non-Muslim merchants and artisans, the urban economy as a whole … Continue reading

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Impact of Urbanisation on Water Quality

There’s no end to the effects that urbanization can have on water bodies. Millions of people; landscape manipulation; waste material; dumping of chemicals and fertilizers; withdrawing water for peoples’ uses. As you expect, urbanization rarely improves water quality, but to … Continue reading

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