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The 2nd World Sustainability Forum

E: Sustainable Urban Development


Dr. Michael J. Heckenberger, University of Florida, USA 

The idea of sustainable urban development dates to the early 20th century, but radical 20th century changes in global population (<10% in 1900; >50 % in 2012) and associated size and distribution of cities and land-use, even in most remote areas of the globe, underscores the critical importance of urban sustainability, including global ecology and climate change. This session addresses major themes in urban studies in terms of sustainability, such as history and form, urban development and planning, environmental and social justice, socio-cultural diversity, public space and land-use, and the aesthetics and representations of urban life, and the tension between scientific models and applications and the diversity and socio-cultural rights of local groups and contexts, including minorities, marginalized groups and other vulnerable groups that comprise the majority of people affected by contemporary urbanism.

List of presentations (14)
List of Accepted Abstracts (6)
Coração da Cidade: Heterotopias, Hybrid Spaces and Urban Sustainability in Centro, São Paulo
Discussions on Sustainable Development of Tourism Industry in Chengu City, China
Integrating Sustainable Development Approach to Spatial Planning Practice: Sustainability Assessment and The Case of Turkey
Markovian Connective Graphs: A Graph theory approach for anthropogenic land use change in Lisbon, Portugal
Process design for sustainable urban development
Profitability of investments in thermal retrofitting. Case studies from Romania
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