Tag: Geography and Landscape, Urban Planning, Architecture and Design,


Matauranga Maori and Therapeutic Landscapes

The indigenous Maori of New Zealand contend that the relationship they have with the land, shapes the ways in which the cultural, spiritual, emotional, physical and social wellbeing of people & communities are expressed. While research has explored the concepts of Maori health, few studies have explored the influence of the cultural beliefs & values


Turning the Industrial City into the City of Humanities Using Historical Heritages

The city has a close relationship with our daily life. The spaces that we routinely use, such as streets, apartments and parks, are a component of the city. Therefore, understanding of the city is a precondition for understanding our present life and looking into the future. As urbanization progressed rapidly, cities in South Korea have


Relations Between Gentrification, Hospitality and Tourism: Illustrating Change in Amsterdam

Working class areas close to city centres can transform into middle and higher class areas, referring gentrification. Wealthier residents move into these areas since there is a new interest in urban living and because these neighbourhoods offer cheaper accommodations. Residents interested in settling within these cheaper neighbourhoods can still benefit from urban facilities, services, and


A Study of Multi-Agent Simulation in the Urban Transformation of Tamsui, Taiwan

Cities embed the parameters and drive components, which has intention behind the physical embodiment. Based on the research of Cedric Price’s urban planning operated by the dynamic and adaptive system showed the interactions to reflect such intentions of the immediate neighbors, participants, and the other informational feedback loop. The bottom-up intelligence becomes visible and with


How a Neighborhood Changes From Summer Resort to Conservative Quarter: The Case of Florya, Istanbul

Florya one of the oldest summer resort in İstanbul competing with its neighbors in growing. With the changes in its dwellers, the neighborhood started to change incrementally in the past 20 years. In 1950’s it has been one of the most modern and beautiful summer resorts for Istanbul’s citizens. From 90’s to present Florya wriggle


Depth Perception and Visual Manipulation of Japanese Gardens

The primary interest of this research is to introduce the principle of visual perception of depth and how the principles are implemented and applied into Japanese garden design. Physical and psychological proximity to nature is essential for Japanese gardens. Consequently, many Japanese gardens are located near or surrounded by natural environment, however some of