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Disentangling the nexus of global intermediaries: the case of bus rapid transit

proliferation of private vehicle use, the denigration of public space and unequal access to transport systems. Indeed it is regrettable that some of these auspicious bus projects have failed to result in a higher-quality system of public transport (e.g. TranSantiago in Chile) and yet few of the discouraging lessons circulate ( Gilbert 2002 ). The arguments in this paper are grounded within the policy mobilities scholarship ( McCann & Ward 2011 ; Peck & Theodore 2015 ), drawing as well on relevant debates on knowledge exchange from political science, communications and

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The rhetoric and reality of public participation in planning

planning system’ ( Rydin 1986 : 28). The debate over land availability has intensified over recent decades with, in general, builder-developers arguing that the planning-system restricts their ability to obtain a basic factor of production and that development controls inflate the price of land and, therefore, of houses. The main building pressure group, the Home Builders Federation, has extended the argument on behalf of its members to contend that planners are frustrating households’ home-ownership ambitions and threatening the livelihood of small builders, as well as

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A model of the analysis of the dynamics and structure of socio-economic development (an example of the set of the largest Polish cities in the years 1998–2015)

. & Klusacek P. 2010 Population decline in Polish and Czech cities during post – socialism? Looking behind the official statisics Urban Studies 47 11 2325 2346 Szukała, M. (2015) 4ELT. Innowacyjny, zintegrowany program nauczania w klasach I-III Trening twórczości 4ELT, Poznan [in Polish]. Szukała M. 2015 4ELT. Innowacyjny, zintegrowany program nauczania w klasach I-III Trening twórczości 4ELT, Poznan in Polish Turok, I. & McGranahan, G. (2013) Urbanization and economic growth: the arguments and evidence for Africa and Asia Environment

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Measuring citizen participation in urban regeneration: a reflection on the construction of the participation index for the Bip/Zip programme in Lisbon

area’ ( Brannan, John & Stoker 2006 : 1001). On the contrary, anecdotal evidence, compounded by a general lack of adequate description of the designs and methods used in participatory processes in favour of a more normative statement on citizen participation as good per se , is often found in this field of study. Scientific knowledge frequently produces arguments based on a self-evident legitimation of participatory processes and, as highlighted by L. Häikiö (2012: 432) , ‘discursive structures presented in scientific texts have an effect on the ways legitimate

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How to build a community. New Urbanism and its critics

‘through comprehensive urban design and planning, New Urbanism seeks to foster place identity, sense of community, and environmental sustainability’. The existing literature on the New Urbanism approach is often one-sided, presenting either its advantages or disadvantages. This article will contribute to research on the topic by discussing both the possible benefits of New Urbanism, as well as the critical arguments regarding it. The New Urbanism movement has been developing since the 1980s. In 1993, Andres Duany, Peter Calthrope, and Peter Katz – together with other

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Action against smog at local government level in relation to urban public transport: evidence from selected Polish cities

risk of smog. P. Talaga (2017) takes a slightly different stance on the sources of smog from T. Kopta, paying attention to the politicisation of smog. The author notes that according to the arguments of the parliamentary opposition, the ruling party is responsible for smog because it is failing to pursue a proper energy policy and promotes old, high- emission sources of energy needed to develop the Polish economy. P. Talaga makes an outstanding contribution to the discussion by highlighting that, according to measuring devices, smog also arose in Warsaw and other

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”Katowice effect”? Regeneration of the site of the former Katowice coal mine through prestige cultural projects

publications were analysed, out of which the special issue of the Fabryka Silesia quarterly delivered especially interesting insights. In the sections that follow, we will give an overview of the strengths and shortcomings of regeneration by prestige projects based on literature reviews. Next, an account of the process of regeneration of the former Katowice Colliery site is presented. The fourth section is devoted to an assessment of the effects of the regeneration, including the main arguments of the project’s critics. The last part of the paper presents a few more

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Urban design for mobilities – towards material pragmatism

situations of everyday life mobilities. This then takes place on a theoretical and philosophical backcloth of what elsewhere has been termed ‘material pragmatism’ ( Jensen 2016 ; Jensen & Lanng 2017 ). The key argument in this paper is therefore that exploring concrete mobile situations in the light of mobilities design opens up a different way of engaging with one of the key dimensions of the contemporary city; making sense of the increasing flow of people, goods, vehicles, and information. The structure of the paper is the following. After the introduction, we move

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Analysis of inclusionary housing as an urban planning instrument of the North in the South: the context of Dhaka

legal questions, controversies, and its effects on existing city planning), it should not eliminate an inclusionary housing policy. H. S. Mekawy (2014) also identified the constraints and potential of inclusionary housing. He mentioned that lack of substantial public funding, an unsuitable market situation, regulatory barriers, the incompetence of local staff, opposition from market rate purchasers, and opposition from developers are potential constraints that affect the success of inclusionary housing. On the contrary, he assembled the major arguments for an

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The idea of public participation in spatial management in Poland: state-of-the-art and practical skills

citizens had no appropriate habits and skills nor any faith that their participation in public projects would bring any positive result. Architects, and urban and spatial planners did not want to enter any dialogue with non-experts, and public authorities were quite reluctant to share their power. In the 1990s nearly every public statement promoting participation encountered the following argument from its critics: the Polish people have not matured to democracy, therefore it will take time to wait until they have. I do not subscribe to the opinion that a passive vigil

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