Essays about: "urban citizens"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 312 essays containing the words urban citizens.

  1. 1. Effects of COVID-19 on temporal urban diversity : A quantitative study using mobile phone data as a proxy for human mobility patterns

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Kulturgeografiska institutionen

    Author : Feliks Sjöblom; [2021]
    Keywords : COVID-19; urban diversity; human mobility; mobile phone data; logistic regression; COVID-19; urban mångfald; mänsklig mobilitet; mobiltelefondata; logistisk regression;

    Abstract : The present paper examines possible changes in temporal urban diversity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Stockholm and Uppsala metropolitan areas. In addition to general changes in diversity, potential differences of diversity levels at locations with varying socioeconomic characteristics are examined. READ MORE

  2. 2. Citizens resisting Smart Cities’ initiatives : The case of Concepción (Chile) and the R+D PACYT project.

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Malmö högskola/Institutionen för Urbana Studier (US)

    Author : Natalia Belén Sandoval Quezada; [2021]
    Keywords : Smart cities; urban social conflict; right to the city; flagship projects; corporate storytelling; placebo interventions.;

    Abstract : Parque Científico y Tecnológico (PACYT, Science and Technology Park) is a large-scale R+D project that seems to be framed in a Smart City plan for Concepción, Chile, which the media has presented as “the Chilean Silicon Valley” (Araus, 2015; Tele13, 2019) and promises to bring not only research and development opportunities for the city but also thousands of direct and indirect jobs (Estudio Interdiseño, 2018; la Tercera, 2015) carried out by PACYT Corporation. Nonetheless, voices have raised to question the construction of the 91 hectares initiative, and some of them have even organized in citizen groups targeting the creation of the urban complex, which actively share information contesting the PACYT through social media, and coordinate activities to protest and spread the word. READ MORE

  3. 3. COOL IT DOWN - Tackling urban heat island effect in Singapore

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för arkitektur och byggd miljö

    Author : Marcin Zebrowski; [2021]
    Keywords : urban heat; urban heat island effect; tropical; climate; microclimate; sustainable urban design; marina bay; singapore; Arts and Architecture;

    Abstract : This master thesis aims to propose sustainable solutions to influence the microclimate, tackle the urban heat island effect and provide a climate-sensitive design for Marina Bay in Singapore. During the site visit and research, the main challenges for Downtown Singapore were identified. READ MORE

  4. 4. Lyftet : från flygplats till stadsdelspark

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Sofie Taylor; [2021]
    Keywords : landskapsarkitektur; gestaltning; park; tävlingsförslag; tri-valent design; rekreation;

    Abstract : Detta arbete visar hur en flygplats kan omgestaltas till en stadsdelspark med målet att ge platsen en identitet och där befintliga kvaliteter kombineras med sociala, ekologiska och estetiska värden. Gestaltningen genomförs inom ramen av den internationella idétävlingen Malmi flygplatspark, där avsikten är att komma med nya innovativa sätt att omgestalta den nedlagda flygplatsen till en stadsdelspark. READ MORE

  5. 5. Urban Segregation in Malmö : Discourse Policy Analysis at the Local Level and the Emergence of New Actors

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Malmö högskola/Institutionen för globala politiska studier (GPS)

    Author : Sina Abolghasem Rasouli; [2021]
    Keywords : global; Malmö; segregation; local policy documents; Master Plans; glocal; BID Malmö; WPR; Global City;

    Abstract : Segregation is frequently described as a consequence of the global restructuring of social, economic, and political expansions in which multicultural cities, like Malmö, become part of them. This study aims to highlight how visions of housing segregation and exclusion in the city of Malmö has been represented in the local policy documents (Master Plans) through the last three decades and to understand how a newly emerged glocal actor, known as BID Malmö, have impacted the urban governance in the city. READ MORE