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Urban Sustainability Concepts and Their Implications on Urban Form

Adenaike, Folahan Anthony and Ibem, Eziyi O. and Balogun, Rukayat Abidemi and Oladunjoye, Kola Gbolagade Kamoru (2018) Urban Sustainability Concepts and Their Implications on Urban Form. Urban and Regional Planning, 3 (1). pp. 27-33. ISSN 2575-1697

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Since the middle of the 1980s, there has been a demand for urban centres to be more sustainable. City planners and administrators have had to lean towards the various city sustainability concepts in their schemes. The concept of “sustainable city” which became prominent as a progenitor for the others can still be deployed as the basis for most of the newer concepts. More recent concepts like “smart city” and “resilient city” have their essence in high technology and socio-environmental ideals that relate more with post-modern living. The urban form which is the most physical entity in the city is always evolving. The implementation of these concepts are likely to impact on the urban form in a way that may alter its organic or planned evolution. This study is a bibliometric survey of 5 of the urban sustainability concepts and their relevance in urban morphology. The paper analyses the core issues in each of the concepts and relates them to the aspects of the urban form they are more likely to alter with view of how such effects may determine the morphology. The five city sustainability concepts for this research are easily the most common with reference to SCI and SSCI databases and are therefore more relevant to current research. They are sustainable city, smart city, eco-city, low carbon city and green city. Green city and eco city may result in less compact urban forms while the rest are explicitly supportive of more compact urban forms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smart City, Sustainable City, Urban Form, Urban Morphology
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 10:39
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2018 10:39

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