sexta-feira, 3 de julho de 2015

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quinta-feira, 2 de julho de 2015

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH, Volume 4, Issue 3, 2015

 
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH, Volume 4, Issue 3, 2015

 
Editor-in-Chief - Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal
 

EDITORIAL PREFACE 

Virtual Identification, Public Engagement and 3D Cadastral Systems
Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
 

RESEARCH ARTICLES 

Virtual Identification of Dwelling Characteristics Online for Analysis of Urban Resource Consumption (pages 1-28)
Maryam Saydi,Department of Infrastructure Engineering Melbourne School of Engineering The University of Melbourne, Australia
Ian Bishop, University of Melbourne, Australia 

PEER: A Framework for Public Engagement in Emergency Response (pages 29-46)
David Lorenzi, Rutgers University, Newark, USA
Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York, USA
Jaideep Vaidya, Rutgers University, Newark, USA
Basit Shafiq, Lahore Univ. of Management Sciences, D.H.A Lahore, Pakistan
Vijay. Atluri, Rutgers University, Newark, USA
Nabil R. Adam, Rutgers University, Newark, USA 

Integration of Legal Aspects in 3D Cadastral Systems (pages 47-71)
Mohamed Sobaih Ali El-Mekawy, Stockholm University, Sweden
Jesper M. Paasch, Lantmäteriet, Sweden
Jenny Paulsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

 
CONFERENCE REPORT

The International Geographical Union ‘Commission on Geography of Governance' - Annual Conference: Lisbon, Portugal - April 9-10, 2015
Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
 

BOOK REVIEW

Emergent Urbanism. Urban Planning & Design in Times of Structural and Systemic Change
Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

terça-feira, 30 de junho de 2015

La ciudad colonial y la cuestión de la vivenda Tetuán-Larache 1912-1956


 
Alejandro Mujada (2015). La ciudad colonial y la cuestión de la vivenda Tetuán-Larache 1912-1956. Sevilha: Editorial Universidad de Sevilha

segunda-feira, 15 de junho de 2015

Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritrea. An In-visible Colony, 1890-1941


 
Sean Anderson (2015). Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritrea. An In-visible Colony, 1890-1941. Farnham: Ashgate.

sábado, 30 de maio de 2015

Urban Governance in Post-Apartheid Cities. Modes of Engagement in South Africa’s Metropoles


 
Christoph Haferburg & Marie Huchzermeyer (eds.) (2015). Urban Governance in Post-Apartheid Cities. Modes of Engagement in South Africa’s Metropoles.
Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.

segunda-feira, 25 de maio de 2015

On Planting and Planning. The Making of British Colonial Cities & Lusaka: The New Capital of Northern Rhodesia


 
Robert Home (2013). On Planting and Planning. The Making of British Colonial Cities. London: Routledge, 2nd edition, 260 pages (ISBN 978-0-415-54054-4)
 
 

Lusaka: The New Capital of Northern Rhodesia. [Introduction by Robert Home]. London: Routledge, 2013, 131 pages (ISBN 978-0-415-82868-0)


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Carlos Nunes Silva (2015) - Book review
In Planning Perspectives. An International Journal of History, Planning and the Environment. 
 

quarta-feira, 20 de maio de 2015

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH, Volume 4, Issue 2, 2015

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH,
Volume 4, Issue 2, 2015

Editor-in-Chief - Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal

GUEST EDITORIAL PREFACE

Smart Cities, Smart Governments and Smart Citizens: A Brief Introduction
Gabriel Puron Cid (Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas, Aguascalientes, Mexico), J. Ramon Gil-Garcia (University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY, USA), Jing Zhang (Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA)

RESEARCH ARTICLES

Extracting Citizen Values as Inputs for Designing Citizen-Responsive Urban e-Planning Services: The VOICE Approach and a Demonstration in the Healthcare Context
Na Liu (Singapore Management University, Singapore), Alex Gavino (Singapore Management University, Singapore), Sandeep Purao (Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA)

 Well-Done, Mr. Mayor!': Linguistic Analysis of Municipal Facebook Pages
Nili Steinfeld (Ariel University, Ariel, Israel), Azi Lev-On (School of Communication, Ariel University, Ariel, Israel)

Limits and Potential for eGov and Smart City in Local Government: A Cluster Analysis Concerning ICT Infrastructure and Use
Erico Przeybilovicz (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil), Wesley Vieira da Silva (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil), Maria Alexandra Cunha (Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil)

Is Brazilian Open Government Data Actually Open Data?: An Analysis of the Current Scenario
Kellyton dos Santos Brito (Pernambuco Rural Federal University and Pernambuco Federal University, Recife, Brazil), Marcos Antônio da Silva Costa (Brazilian Federal Service of Prosecution, Recife, Brazil), Vinicius Cardoso Garcia (Pernambuco Federal University, Recife, Brazil), Silvio Romero de Lemos Meira (Pernambuco Federal University, Recife, Brazil)

 
BOOK REVIEW

Smart City: How to Create Public and Economic Value with High Technology in Urban Space
Gabriel Puron-Cid (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas A.C. (CIDE), Mexico)

 

sexta-feira, 15 de maio de 2015

Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after Apartheid


 
Philip Harrison, Graeme Gotz, Alison Todes and Chris Wray (Eds.) (2015). Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after Apartheid. Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 656 pages

sábado, 2 de maio de 2015

How property tax would benefit Africa

 
Nara Monkan & Mick Moore (2015). How property tax would benefit Africa.
London: Africa Research Institute.

sábado, 11 de abril de 2015

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH - Volume 4, Issue 1, 2015



INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH
Volume 4, Issue 1, 2015


 
Editor-in-Chief - Carlos Nunes Silva,
Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal

 
EDITORIAL PREFACE

Web-based Public Participation, Crowdsourced Information, Electronic Brainstorming and Blogging in Urban E-Planning
Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

RESEARCH ARTICLES

Web-based Public Participation in Urban Planning Competitions
Susa Eräranta, Department of Real Estate, Planning and Geoinformatics, Aalto University, Aalto, Finland
Maarit Kahila-Tani, Department of Real Estate, Planning and Geoinformatics, Aalto University, Aalto, Finland
Pilvi Nummi-Sund, Development and City Planning Centre, Municipality of Sipoo, Sipoo, Finland

 
Capturing Volunteered Historical Information: Lessons from Development of a Local Government Crowdsourcing Tool
Jennifer Minner, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, USA
Michael Holleran, Austin School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Andrea Roberts, Austin School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Joshua Conrad, Austin School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Electronic Brainstorming Research and its Implications for E-Planning
Paul B. Paulus, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

 
CONFERENCE REPORT

Blogging the City: Research, Collaboration, and Engagement in Urban E-Planning. Critical Notes from a Conference
Pierre Clavel, Cornell University, USA
Kenneth Fox, Cornell University, USA
Christopher Leo, Department of Political Science, University of Winnipeg, Canada
Anabel Quan-Hasse, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Dean Saitta, Department of Anthropology, University of Denver, USA
LaDale Winling, Department of History, Virginia Tech, USA

BOOK REVIEW

Urban Complexity and Planning
Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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quarta-feira, 8 de abril de 2015

Asmara. La Petite Rome africaine



Antoinette Jeanson-Martin & Paul-Antoine Martin (2015). Asmara. La Petite Rome africaine. Balades dans la capitale de l'Érythrée. Paris: L’Harmattan, 164 pages (ISBN: 978-2-343-05684-5)

sábado, 28 de março de 2015

Douala et la Répartition Spatiale des Entreprises


Jean-Roger Essombe Edimo Nya Bonabebe (2015). Douala et la Répartition Spatiale des Entreprises. Polarisation et fragmentation. Paris: L’ Harmattan, 280 pages (ISBN : 978-2-343-05701-9)

sexta-feira, 27 de março de 2015

Journal of Southern African Studies 1st Biennial Conference

Journal of Southern African Studies 1st Biennial Conference:

"Southern Africa beyond the West: Political, Economic & Cultural Relationships with the BRICS & the Global South"

 7-11 August 2015, Livingstone, Zambia

sexta-feira, 13 de março de 2015

Sudanese Institute of Architects Conference -


Sudanese Institute of Architects Conference - “Towards Sustainable Urban Development”

Khartoum, Sudan
9th - 11th November 2015

 
Towards Sustainable Urban Development
Friendship Hall, Khartoum, 9 – 11 November 2015

CONFERENCE THEMES

A. Urban Sustainability Challenges and Opportunities
B. Urbanization Patterns, Trends and Societal Needs
C. Sustainable Urban Planning and Design

quinta-feira, 12 de março de 2015

La Mixité Urbaine et L'espace Public À Rabat


Khadija Karibi (2015). La Mixité Urbaine et L'espace Public À Rabat. Paris: L’Harmattan,
292 pages (ISBN : 978-2-343-04529-0)

quarta-feira, 28 de janeiro de 2015

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH - Volume 3, Issue 4, 2014


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH
Volume 3, Issue 4, 2014
http://www.igi-global.com/ijepr

Editor-in-Chief - Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Abstract Announcement for International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) 3(4) <http://www.igi-global.com/journals/abstract-announcement/91461>

 EDITORIAL PREFACE

Smart City, Participatory Planning, Ethics and New Urbanism
Carlos Nunes Silva (Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal)

RESEARCH ARTICLES

ARTICLE 1

Building Sound Foundations for Smart City Government: The Case of Munich, Germany

Hans Jochen Scholl (University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA), Marlen Jurisch (Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany), Helmut Krcmar (Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany), Margit C. Scholl (Technical University of Applied Sciences of Wildau, Wildau/Berlin, Germany)

ARTICLE 2

Design Review Process: Can New Technology Improve the Art of Participatory Communication?

Rojin S. Vishkaie (Department of Computational Media Design, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada), Richard M. Levy (University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada)

ARTICLE 3

Municipal Websites: Linking Democratic Theory and Citizen Participation

Lamar Vernon Bennett (Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, USA), Aroon Manoharan (Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA)

ARTICLE 4

Ethical E-Participation: Reasons for Introducing a ‘Qualitative Turn' for PPGIS

Marco Picone (Department of Architecture, University of Palermo,Palermo, Italy), Francesco Lo Piccolo (Department of Architecture, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy)

ARTICLE 5

Can e-Planning Make for Better Communities?: The Parallel Case of Architecture, Ethics and New Urbanism

Michael P. Levine (Department of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia), William M. Taylor (School of Architecture, Landscape & Visual Arts, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia)

BOOK REVIEW

Ethics, Design and Planning of the Built Environment

Carlos Nunes Silva (Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal)


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quinta-feira, 18 de dezembro de 2014

Urban Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa: Colonial and Postcolonial Planning Cultures


 
 
 


"This book is an important addition to African planning scholarship, recognizing the interface between urban planning practices shaped by context as well as imported ideas." - Vanessa Watson, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Cape Town, South Africa

"We are increasingly familiar with the problems that demographic growth, inequality, spatial dualism and post-colonial adjustment pose for cities in the developing world. Few studies, however, have fully got to grips with the sheer diversity of challenges that planners in such cities face. This book breaks new ground by offering comparative analysis of past, present and emerging planning practices across a swathe of sub-Saharan Africa. Packed with incisive case-studies and penetrating critique, it is required reading for anyone interested in the realities of planning cities in the Global South." - John Gold, Professor of Urban Historical Geography, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom



 

terça-feira, 16 de dezembro de 2014

Fotografia no contexto colonial português (1860-1969)

 
Filipa Lowndes Vicente  (org.) (2014). O império da visão.
Fotografia no contexto colonial português (1860-1969). Lisbon: Edições 80, 504 pp.

segunda-feira, 15 de dezembro de 2014

Arquitetura Moderna em África: Angola e Moçambique


 
Ana Tostões (ed.) (2014). Arquitetura Moderna em África: Angola e Moçambique [Modern Architecture: Angola and Mozambique]. Casal de Cambra: Caleidoscópio, 475 pp. 

(Preface: Isabel Maria Martins – UAN, Angola; Júlio Carrilho and Luís Lage, UEM, Mozambique)

 

domingo, 30 de novembro de 2014

Cabo Verde. Cidades, Território e Arquitectura




José Manuel Fernandes; Maria de Lurdes Janeiro & Ana Vaz Milheiro (2014). Cabo Verde. Cidades, Território e Arquitectura (com o apoio nas obras de João Loureiro).
Lisboa: Ed. Autores, 192 pp. (ISBN 978-989-97013-5-9)

sábado, 1 de novembro de 2014

Unleashing the Economic Potential of Agglomeration in African Cities


 

This report focuses on one of the crucial questions of our time - the relationship between urbanisation and economic development. Rapid urbanisation in Africa threatens disaster if it multiplies the problems of destitution, disease and degradation. However, it could become a transformative force for higher productivity, entrepreneurial dynamism and rising prosperity. The report discusses the new mood of optimism about Africa’s economic prospects and highlights the need to align economic growth and urbanisation agendas. Evidence from around the world suggests that linking economic and urban development can generate positive interactions that improve economic outcomes and human wellbeing. Ignoring the spatial implications of economic trends heightens the risk of imbalanced, exclusionary and destabilising effects. The report reviews the arguments for the economic advantages of cities and the international evidence relating to the strength of agglomeration forces. It also considers the relevance of these arguments to Africa and discusses some of the main ways in which governments can help to realise the economic potential of cities. The nature of urban planning, policy-making and investment in infrastructure will influence whether cities become more productive, or whether their burgeoning populations come up against overwhelming social and ecological limits to growth.

 

sábado, 25 de outubro de 2014

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH, Vol. 3 (3), 2014


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH
Editor-in-Chief: Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Volume 3, Issue 3, 2014

EDITORIAL PREFACE

Participatory Mapping, Urban Land Registry, Disability Issues and MOOC in Planning Education: Lessons for e-Planning
Carlos Nunes Silva

RESEARCH ARTICLES

Participatory Mapping Approaches to Coordinate the Emergency Response of Spontaneous Volunteers After Hurricane Sandy (pages 1-19)
Pamela Wridt, John E. Seley, Scott Fisher, Bryce DuBois

Understanding the Weak Performance of Technology in Urban Management: Insights from the Urban Land Registry in Benin (pages 20-37)
Claire Simonneau

Disability Issues and Planning Education: Findings from a Longitudinal Survey of Planning Programs and Lessons for Urban e-Planning (pages 38-52)
Nathan W. Moon, Paul M.A. Baker, Robert G.B. Roy, Ariyana Bozzorg
 
Learning About E-Planning: The Results of a Massive Open Online Course Experiment (pages 53-76)
Jennifer S. Evans Cowley, Thomas W. Sanchez, Nader Afzalan, Abel Silva Lizcano, Zachary Kenitzer, Thomas Evans
 
BOOK REVIEW

Crowdsourcing
Carlos Nunes Silva

sábado, 18 de outubro de 2014

Luanda. Invenção de uma capital


Maria João Martins (2014). Luanda. Invenção de uma capital.
Gato do Bosque Editores.

sexta-feira, 17 de outubro de 2014

Kinshasa


 
Bienvenu Bolia Ikoli (2014). Kinshasa Ma Ville, Ma Capitale.
Paris: L’Harmattan, 444 pp. (ISBN : 978-2-343-04257-2)

 

quinta-feira, 16 de outubro de 2014

Beira /Mozambique - Património Arquitectónico / Architectural Heritage


João Sousa Morais; Luís Lage; Júlio Carrilho; Vicente Joaquim & Joana Bastos Malheiro (2014). Beira – Património Arquitectónico / Architectural Heritage. Casal de Cambra: Caleidoscópio, 226 pp

sábado, 11 de outubro de 2014

Planning and the Case Study Method in Africa. The Planner in Dirty Shoes


 
James Duminy, Jørgen Andreasen, Fred Lerise, Nancy Odendaal & Vanessa Watson (2014). Planning and the Case Study Method in Africa. The Planner in Dirty Shoes. Palgrave-Macmillan.

This book addresses the relevance of the case study research methodology for enhancing urban planning research and education in Africa and the global South. It is the outcome of a project operated by the Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS) from 2007 to 2011 to enhance case study research capacity amongst African planning students and academics. The editors and contributors argue that case study research can produce contextualized and empirical accounts of African urbanization and planning processes to challenge outdated assumptions underpinning urban planning education and practice in many parts of the continent. The volume features case studies and examples of innovative teaching practices from contexts including Uganda, Malawi, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa.

Water, History and Politics in Zimbabwe: Bulawayo’s Struggles with the Environment, 1894-2008



Mucha Musemwa (2014). “Water, History and Politics in Zimbabwe: Bulawayo’s Struggles with the Environment, 1894-2008”. Trenton NJ: Africa World Press.

This book examines the City of Bulawayo’s struggles with the environment from 1894 to 2008 given its location in the perennially semi-arid region of south-western Zimbabwe.  It focuses on a case-study of Makokoba, the city’s first and oldest township, and explores the history of its African residents and their struggles over access to water during this period from a ‘sustainable livelihoods’ perspective – one which emphasizes that human security and environmental sustainability are inextricably intertwined. The book argues that water scarcity in Bulawayo, especially as it affected Africans for the most part, was a result of both biophysical conditions and man-made policies which were linked to deep-rooted struggles over access to, and management of, water resources in both colonial and postcolonial Zimbabwe.

Physical Planning and Food Security: The Nigerian Experience



Julius Ajilowo Bayode Olujimi & Olugbenga Franklin Enisan (2014). Physical Planning and Food Security: The Nigerian Experience. In J.A.B. Olujimi, O.O. Ogunsote and A.O. Awodele (Eds.).  Infrastructure, economic development and built environment. A book of readings. Akure, Nigeria: School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology.

African Statistical Yearbook 2014

 
 
African Statistical Yearbook 2014
 

sexta-feira, 12 de setembro de 2014

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH, Vol. 3 (2), 2014


 
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH
Volume 3, Issue 2, 2014 

 
Editor-in-Chief  - Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal

 

EDITORIAL

Planning Cultures, Planning Ethics and Citizen Participation in Urban E-Planning,
Carlos Nunes Silva

RESEARCH ARTICLES
                                                                                                                                             
Article 1

The Concept of Planning Culture: Analysing How Planners Construct Practical Judgements in a Culturised Context (pages 1-17),
Frank Othengrafen
 
Article 2

Planning Ethics in the Age of Wicked Problems (pages 18-37),
Jeffrey Chan Kok Hui
 
Article 3

E-Planning and Public Participation: Addressing or Aggravating the Challenges of Public Participation in Planning? (pages 38-53),
Mhairi Aitken
 
Article 4

E-Participation in Urban Planning: Getting and Keeping Citizens Involved (pages 54-69),
Maud Donders, Thomas Hartmann, Anita Kokx
 
Article 5

Free Public Wi-Fi and E-Planning: The Use of Online Planning to Build Better Networked Public Places (pages 70-85),
Alex Lambert, Scott McQuire, Nikos Papastergiadis
 
BOOK-REVIEW

Participatory Politics: Next-Generation Tactics to Remake Public Spheres,
Carlos Nunes Silva