Category: Urban Studies


The Relationships Between Urbanization and Population Change in the Taipei Area

Urbanization is one of the most significant changes in the world in recent centuries. Cities expanded into rural areas and became larger cities, affecting social, political and economic life. However, the demographic changes and land use changes of contemporary urbanization have been significantly different from the characteristics of the past. Urban areas cover much less


Towards Sustainable Human Settlements Growth on Urban Fringe Areas with Case Study Semarang City – Indonesia

Early urbanization generally took place within an urban core but in the last few decades the process has moved towards fringe areas. Urban core is eventually characterized by marginalities, but on the other hand fringe areas have central characteristics. The role of an urban core decreases while fringe areas increases occur in almost all metropolitan


Reinvigorating Urban Nodes and Spatial Growth in Akure, Nigeria

Rapid urbanization in developing nations of the world is quite obvious. In Nigeria, the uncontrolled intensification of land use at the designated business cores of its urban centres (nodes) is now an issue of serious planning and management concerns. Governments at various levels are currently facing the daunting challenge of controlling these urban physical and


Transformation in Socio-Cultural Identity: Causes and Effects

Political and economic aspects are shaping the built environment and transform the socio-cultural organization of the cities. Cities play an essential role in expanding the opportunities for economic growth, innovation and social development; at the same time, they are also platform for poverty and threats. Thus, it is important to understand the logic of the