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Category Archives: Research

June 12, 2017
Are Solar Cities Feasible?
International Journal of Urban Sciences (abstract)

We examine three pathways toward solar cities: ‘project-based solar development’; ‘strategic solar development’; and ‘infrastructure-scale solar city development’, focusing in each case on electricity development.

Perspectives on Post-2020 EU Spatial Policy
European Planning Studies (abstract)

This article analyses the implementation and main impacts of European Union Cohesion Policy and proposes a new strategic paradigm, built around a novel European Spatial Planning vision, backed by the main pillars and dimensions of territorial development and cohesion.

Capabilities in Knowledge-Based Regional Development
European Planning Studies (abstract)

In light of theoretical and empirical advancement, this paper introduces a capability framework to reveal the multi-layered and dynamic nature of capabilities in knowledge-based regional development.

Cultural Production in Peripheral Urban Spaces
European Planning Studies (abstract)

This paper has two main purposes: to investigate the nature of embeddedness of these practices and explore the ways of self-organization of cultural actors and their relationships with public policies.

June 11, 2017
TDM Study For Behavioral Change Toward Sustainable Transport
Cities (abstract)

This study is based on a critical review of literature in order to establish a framework of social behavioral change policies, particularly developed and tested for urban mobility and traffic congestion as could be applied toward the city of Istanbul.

Uncertainty and Design Practice in Shanghai
Journal of Architecture & Urbanism (abstract)

Building on the Foucauldian notion of apparatus, this paper unpacks the condition of uncertainty in Shanghai’s experimental architecture design practice and examines the negotiations of power emerging among the diverse actors taking part in this process.

The Asianization of Future Cities in Filmdom
Journal of Architecture & Urbanism (abstract)

The clichéd 1930–1950 Western cinematic images of Shanghai as a fascinating den of iniquity, and, in contrast, as a beacon of modernity, were merged in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.

Promise Scholarship Programs as Place-Making Policy
Journal of Urban Economics (abstract)

Using data from multiple sites, we compare the evolution of school enrollment and residential real estate prices around program announcement dates within Promise-eligible and surrounding areas.

June 8, 2017
The Uneven Flooding Impacts of Rising Sea Levels
Princeton University

Sea-level rise over the next 50 to 100 years will lead to moderate coastal flooding in regions already prone to floods, but to more severe flooding in regions where such floods are currently rare, suggests new research.

Do Robots Cause Low Wages and Unemployment?
Chicago Policy Review (abstract)

In a new study, Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo build a model to explain the aggregated effect of robots on employment and wages in the U.S. labor market.

Does The Health Impact of Green Space Differ Among Groups?
International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health (abstract)

It has been suggested that certain residents, such as those with a low socioeconomic status, the elderly, and women, may benefit more from the presence of neighbourhood green space than others. We tested this hypothesis in four European cities.

The Debate Between Sustainability and Inequality
International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development (abstract)

This article explains the roots of the debate and how inequality, which undermines social justice, works against sustainability in general and environmental sustainability in particular.

June 7, 2017
Could Your Car Predict a Cardiac Event?
University of Michigan

Medical emergencies cause a high number of vehicle crashes. Now researchers have teamed up with Toyota to examine whether new vehicle technology could predict — and potentially prevent — such scenarios.

Order, Complexity and Endogenous Dynamism in Suburbs and Towns
Urban Policy & Research (abstract)

This article argues that with the rise of the shopping centre and the decline of traditional precincts, the subsystems of the city have been increasingly organised by mechanical order rather than the self-organisation required of complexity.

Parking Policies in China’s Metropolises
Urban Policy & Research (abstract)

To untangle the factors that contribute to delays implementing desirable parking policy reforms, this paper examines the development of parking policies in China.

Urban Cultural Policy and Creative City-Making
Cities (abstract)

The purpose of this paper is to revisit the history behind the creative city and critically engage with these emerging movements. In so doing, our aim is to provide a deeper understanding of creative city policy formation.

Drivers Bewildered By Chinese Interchange

Five suspended levels and cars going in all directions: a new highway interchange is driving motorists to tears, as they find themselves lost in a concrete maze resembling a plate of spaghetti.


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