Category: HCNY2018

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Exploring the Bearing of Urban Geography on Physical Well-Being of Communities in Ibadan, Southwest Nigeria

Due to increasing human activities in cities, occurrences widely known as pollution, residential inadequacy, congestion and related challenges like slums, deplorable neighborhoods impinge directly or indirectly on people’s quality of life and well-being. Nonetheless, the range of the influences of urban geography on citizen’s health and well- being remains largely unexplored. This paper is aimed

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The Value of Yunnan-Vietnam Railway As an Urban Industrial Heritage: Historical Analysis of Its Landscape Changes

Yunnan-Vietnam Railway, also named Indochina-Yunnan railway, as a historical corridor between China and Southeast Asia, constructed in 1900s according to the development plan of French Indochina, is one of the earliest built railways, the first international railway, as well as the longest narrow gauge and single-track railway in China. This study focuses on the area

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Sacred Springs and Military Bases: Tangible Cultural Asset Protection in an Okinawan Context

Surrounded by sparkling coral seas with a distinctive local culture and history, Okinawa prefecture is a popular tourist destination for mainland Japanese and foreigners alike; however, Okinawa is also a colonial possession and the location of 70% of the American military bases in Japan. Unlike cultural heritage protection emergencies in times of war or natural

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Marmaray Project Sirkeci Rescue Excavations in the Case of Stratification as an Urban Archaeology Example and Its Effects on City Planning

The Marmaray Project was prepared to connect Asian and European parts of the Bosphorus as the biggest transportation project in Istanbul whereby it emerged a great opportunity to connect archaeological dots of the city’s history and even surprised with a lot of new discoveries. Rescue excavations of the three major sites in Marmaray, were held

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Re-Inventing Panthalayani Kollam: An Investigation on Heritage Tourism Potential of Panthalayani Port

Panthalayani Kollam is a forgotten medieval port town situated at present day Koyilandi of Kozhikode in Kerala. The place was found to be a trade center of Moorish people, Chinese people, and others with influence of the port. It is mentioned as Pandarani by Portuguese writers, the Flandarina by Friar Odoric, and Fandreeah by Rowlandson’s

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Hospital as a City: Reorganization of Future Healthcare Environments in the Context of Twenty-First Century Civilization Challenges

The twenty-first century is a time of tremendous technological breakthrough. Simultaneously with finding ourselves in the innovative world, we have to face the reality of major shifts and social problems on the global scale. Comparing to the last century, the most essential problems are demographic changes and the complexity of population. Staggering density increase in

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Temporal and Regular Placemaking: A Stimulating Tool for Reinforcing Local Identity and Pride

Placemaking has been one of the attempts by grassroots communities to improve the aesthetic appeal of kampung urban informal settlement in Indonesia, in hopes of creating new opportunities for the residents to develop creative output relevant to their historical value of the place and cultural speciality. Hence, they will be able to strengthen and use

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Bucharest: Towards a Rethinking of the Urban Heritage

Bucharest is an ‘exotic’ city at the juxtaposition of the Oriental world and the Central-Eastern influences. Its fascinating urban tissue is composed out of palimpsest-like layers that reveal an almost organic evolution of the city. From Byzantine sediments to Modernist compositions, from Postmodern interventions to contemporary ‘small gestures’ on urban heritage, Bucharest can be read