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India with its current young population and the silver economy it will be when the fifty percent population which is young right now ,will become old in the next few years . The Indian way of living was a joint family system and old people were a part of the family and never left alone, they were always the head of the family till they die. But ada...

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Sundarbans, the home of the exuberant mangrove species, is spread over approximately 9630 sq. km (in the administrative territory of India) vast low-lying delta situated at the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra, Meghna and the Bay of Bengal. Sundarbans, which has been notified as a 'Critically Vulnerable Coastal Area' by Govt. of India, ...

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1.Background While Japan relies on imports for much of its food, there is a large amount of 'food loss'-food that can be eaten but is discarded.The quantity of it in Japan exceeds 4.2 million tonnes of annual global food aid to people suffering from hunger. In order to create a recycling-oriented society, the Japanese Government has set a target ...

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During extreme weather events, transportation infrastructure can be damaged directly or indirectly, threatening human safety and causing severe impacts on economy and society. Flooding, particularly as a result of heavy rain, is the most common source of weather-related transport disruption. For the past few years, Kerala, India has been witnessing...

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Exploring the psychophysical relationship between toponyms and identity, to recognise the connections people make with the names and monuments in the cities they call home. The paper is grounded in liveability, with the foundation that liveability of all the elements that produce a satisfactory life, including city inhabitants' physical and mental ...

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Especially after the industrial revolution, the increased production and the increased consumption brought by the increasing population have brought along production related problems as well as the activities to meet this consumption. Environmental damage caused by increased resource use, waste and production processes has increased day by day. In ...

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Climate change has brought serious impact on the planet and human daily life. According to the data of the International Energy Agency, China's total carbon dioxide emission ranks first in the world, while the per capita carbon dioxide emission of the United States is the highest (14.4 t CO2/person. The energy consumption of China in the field of r...

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A TEN-YEAR REVIEW OF THE DURBAN AEROTROPOLIS IMPACT ON THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBOURHOODS Key words: Aerotropolis, Special Economic Zone, Rural areas, King Shaka Aiport The modernist development approach has long been accepted by scholars and practitioners that it is not a viable development policy, however, on the implementation side of development, i...

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This session proposal addresses the issue of extreme urban heat and its consequences on urban health. It also brings to the discussion the tools and methods available for cities in addressing the issue through nature-based solutions. This roundtable discussion is organized by the Global Public Space Programme at UN-Habitat with participation from t...

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With the world facing the post-pandemic era and still recovering from recent social, economic, and environmental disruptions, securing urban habitats represents an imperative requirement. Urban regeneration advances the solution of harvesting local potential and remodeling it according to current demands. The reintegration of valuable urban assets ...

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The connection between health and urbanism goes back almost as long as cities themselves. It was health concerns in many industrial-era cities that drove people out of polluted and unsanitary urban cores and into the first suburbs. The focus on health in city planning in India can be dated back to 1956, with the engagement of the Ministry of Health...

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Deteriorating physical and mental health, declining social relationships, which lead to the decline in their psychological well-being consequently lead to a decline in the overall QoL of the older citizens or elderly. The physical limitations resulting from age related disorders are also likely to restrict the daily activities and interactions of t...

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Sanitation is known to improve public health and promote social development. Our cities are unpredictable and chaotic. Due to the rising urbanisation, the expansion of informal settlements, “Slums” are also rising, reciprocating to it. The UN defines slums as “One or a group of individuals living under the same roof in an urban area, lacking ...

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Traffic congestion is one of the most visible, pervasive, and immediate transport problems in most of the cities of the world on a daily basis. It affects all modes of transportation especially roads. Congestion is of two types based on the location where it occurs. External stress is the congestion on road and internal congestion is the overcrowdi...

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Rapid urbanisation is imposing challenges of various magnitudes on cities to meet the demands of their growing population. As described by M.R.G. Conzen, every city goes through several stages of development, reaches a point of stagnation and subsequently begins to decline leading to urban blight and decay. The unprecedented urban growth has result...

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Based on the dynamic data of China's migrant population in 2017, this paper firstly used spatial measurement methods to introduce indicators such as population migration selection index, sub-index heterogeneity, isolation index, etc., then summarize the migration flow in the Yangtze River Delta . Secondly, paper established the index of the factors...

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Urban shrinkage is influenced by economic globalisation and is a product of a certain stage of urban development. With the depletion of urban resources and the adjustment of the industrial structure, there will be a decrease in urban population, lower economic level and slow urban development within a certain period of time. The city of Baishan has...

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Urban Kampung is an informal organic settlement that occupies approximately 70% of Cities area in Indonesia. Most of the residents who live in Kampung are low to middle-income people. Kampung is most likely dominated by narrow alleys or small roads with dense buildings. Indonesian urban Kampungs generally have several issues: low educated society, ...

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The number and activities of people are primarily responsible for the profound transformation of the Earth's environment that is currently taking place. Human transformation of ecosystems and landscapes is the most significant source of change in natural systems on Earth, affecting the biosphere's ability to sustain life. The complexity of cities a...

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As the developing nations continue their struggles to accommodate their rising populations all the while sufficing the increasing needs and demands within the decreasing resource base, urban centers face a rather humongous issue of equitable and efficient provision of water supply to all. Although through localization of Sustainable Development Goa...

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Cultural Heritage is placed on a cross-sectoral policy framework, influencing and being influenced by many key policy domains (socio-economic, cultural, environmental, spatial). Stakeholders’ engagement is a particularly important element in the sustainable development of a transnational cultural route. Among the stakeholders who play a part in o...

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1. Introduction The welfare needed in the community includes a diverse range of subjects and combinations of services, such as care for the elderly, childcare and protection for children, and various services for the disabled. In modernised Japan, these welfare services have been developed as a each single project within the national insurance prog...

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Climate change is one of the top issues on the agenda of cities in the 21st century, as a multidimensional global crisis with ecological, economic, and social consequences. Due to the dynamics of development in urban settlements and the devastating effects of climate change, research and practices to be carried out at urban and regional scales gain...

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Urban planning is a key area of China's Nationally Determined Contributions, and urban form and spatial layout have been key areas of climate change mitigation. Therefore, urban carbon maps have been widely researched and used to guide the adjustment of urban form. However, inter-city comparisons of urban GHG performance are still based on the clas...

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Over 400 B.C., the philosopher Hippocrates explained in "Airs, Waters and Places" that the health of human beings requires consideration of their surroundings and the balance between human beings and their environment. They are also the basis for social development, civilisation and progress. With more than half of the world's population living in ...

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In march 2022, the Flemish Association for Spatial Planners (VRP) wrote a joint opinion on the topic of refugee shelter, together with refugee organisations ORBIT and Mondiale Werken (MoWe) and socio-spatial researchers from Endeavour, KU Leuven, the University of Gent and the University of Antwerpen. At that time, Flanders (as well as many other E...

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Under the dual background of healthy city and population aging, community, as the basic unit of Chinese cities, undertakes the heavy responsibility of old-age care. In Northeast China, due to natural factors such as climate and region, the comfort of the elderly's community walking environment has dropped significantly. At the same time, the existi...

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Germany holds one of the best public health systems of the world. However, with 11.5% of the national budget, it is per-capita the most expensive in the 'EU, according to data of 2009. The expenses may reach 500 Billion Euros per year by 2025. At the same time, the aging population in the inverted pyramid of the demographic distribution forecast a ...

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ORGANIZATION This session proposal addresses the issue of extreme urban heat and its consequences for urban health. It also brings to the discussion the tools and methods available for cities to build climate resilient communities in addressing the issue of climate-driven extreme heat. It is organized by the Global Public Space Programme at UN-Habi...

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Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental challenges faced worldwide. Although pollution is mostly thought of as a concern outdoors, studies suggest indoor air can also be highly polluted. India homes many among the most polluted cities in the world and yet has numerous dwellings dependent on natural ventilation. The urban population spends...

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