Format | E-Book
Filetype | PDF + EPUB
Pages | 94
Year | 2017
Language | English
It is my great pleasure to announce the second issue of the World Urban Planning Magazine. World Urban Planning puts great attention to the promotion of social, environmental and sustainable solutions. As for all our issues, we describe and comment on the urban planning frameworks which are the fundamental planning tools for allocating land use.
Italy is a rather interesting country in terms of planning. It has some of the world’s greatest historical landmarks, beautiful landscapes and nature. It is one of the countries which will face a rapid change the coming years. Corruption, illegal building, and plans missing a clear implementation strategy has impacted the citizens, and still do. However, the recent plans, especially, for the Capitol has a more strategic approach to change this past.
Are you curious about how architects working in Italy think about the urban frameworks? Read about world famous Arup, and the smaller architect firm Migliore + Servetto Architects and their work and experiences with the planning system.
We are passionate about connecting and working towards creating more awareness of the urban, social and environmental aspect of urban planning around the world. We create a better understanding of urban societies around the world and publicise this in our magazines.
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– Research urban planning culture around the world
– Research different countries’ urban plans
– Publish simple, yet informative Magazines based on our research
FACTS AND FIGURES
By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population — 6.2 billion people — will live in urban cities. In other words, we will see rapid urban growth and urbanisation.
Traffic congestion is a longstanding challenge for urban areas in developing countries. Apart from causing mobility problems, it damages human health through air pollution.
The fastest growing urban settlements are not megacities with more than 10 million inhabitant, but the medium-sized and smaller cities that house less than 1 million.
The city has the task of ensuring healthy living and working environments, and provide infrastructure for clean water, sanitation and waste management.
One in seven people — a total of 1 billion — live in informal settlements and self-built homes which are of poor quality. This number is assumed to grow to 3 billion in 2050.
Better planning, integrated design and instrumental technologies are transforming cities, where cities become more “walkable”, “green”, “smart”, safe and resilient.