Conference: CITY2018

Informal Settlements and its Regeneration Factors in Urban-Rural Continuum

A pattern of settlement has formed in urban- rural continuum, which is contradiction with ordinary urban-rural settlement and called with different names, including “Shanty town”, “Slum” and “informal settlements”. Usually these kinds of settlements understood as locational- geographical spaces, in which the life of people are not favorable from the viewpoints of government mechanism and

New Year and Christmas Terror in European Cities: Berlin and Istanbul Attacks

Europe is facing a range of terrorist threats and attacks of a violent jihadist nature, from both networked groups and lone actors. Most of the recent terror incidents are the work of Islamic extremists, either natives or immigrants motivated by radical groups, such as the Islamic State, which have declared war on Western values. In

Teaching and Learning Urbanism in Architecture Schools

How are approaches and tools changing to deal with critical territorial challenges, particularly risks associated with climate change, the spatial dimension of the economy and the networked metropolitan region? Are urbanists equipped to lead solutions to our society’s challenges to sustainability? Learning is a puzzling act, and the learning of a discipline like Urbanism is

Reinventing Identity in the Changing Metropolis: Shenzhen in Chinese Female Writer Wu Jun’s Fiction

This paper focuses on the representation of Shenzhen, a very modern and rapidly urbanizing Chinese metropolis, situated in the southern part of Guangdong province, in the literary production of Chinese female writer Wu Jun, who has lived there for a long time and often chooses it as a setting for her stories, showing a deep

Walking along Dr Ka Seme Pixley Street in Inner City Durban, South Africa

The inner city of Durban, the third largest city in South Africa, is currently considered an unsafe and difficult place to live in and traverse – and also for short/temporary visits. Nevertheless, should a person find themselves walking along Dr Ka Seme Pixley Street, they will find themselves in the most significant and vibrant atmosphere

Strangers in the Neighbourhood: Everyday Interaction Between the Refugee and Local Women

Due to the ongoing war both in Syria and Iraq, as İçduygu (2015) addresses, over 3.5 million refugees are shifting from refugee to immigrant status in Turkey, and this creates an immediate need to plan for their long-term stay and to transform Turkey from a host country to home for them. To this end, the

Autoconstruction as a Housing Tactic in the Contemporary City

Based on the recognition of the difficulty of access to urban housing by the lower classes as one of the greatest political and socio-economic challenges faced by Brazilian cities in the contemporary world, this article seeks to elucidate how this issue has been operated over the years and what are the consequences of such actions

Reclaiming Gendered Urban Spaces by Facilitating Fearless Movement of Women in the Fearful Cities: Enabling Inclusiveness by Advocating Spatial Mediation

While women in most developing countries contribute significantly to the development of cities by being an integral part of the urban systems, often they are the last to benefit from it. Women have far more dynamic relationships with cities than men, “Poor spatial planning can often leave women “time poor”, Violence and fear of violence

An Analogy of Metropolis “Istanbul” as a Big Machine

What does one do in a metropolis with dozens of business towers, huge and luxurious shopping malls, hotels, conference centers, sports complexes, airports, endless construction sites, highways, bridges, sub-sea tunnels, cars, busses, and metros? What does one think to do in a city with a population of more than tens of millions, receiving constantly immigrants

Wellbeing, Inequality and the Role of Urban Form

The study of wellbeing is fast becoming a key consideration for urban planning, architecture and design policy makers as it can provide a system to measure social progress. Although average national wellbeing scores are rising in the UK, so is inequality of wellbeing. The pattern of disparities in wellbeing reveals an unequal geography both across

The Image of the City in the Portuguese Literary Journalism in the End of the 19th Century

The end of the nineteenth century witnessed several changes: the industrial Revolution created new jobs, new ways of working, new ways of producing the newspapers. The social misery that was a consequence of these transformations soon became the object of interest of men who wandered in the cities, reporting the bad conditions of life of

Semiotic Multimodality: A Filmic Analysis of Wong Kar-Wai’s “In the Mood for Love”

The study builds on Bateman and Schmidt’s (2011) seminal research on film as a form of “cinematographic document” and continues their efforts to construct a semiotic mode of film. The study applies a multimodality framework for a fine-grained analysis of Wong Kar-wai’s “In the Mood for Love” – a film adaptation of Liu Yichang’s modernist