Urban Sustainability Concepts and Their Implications on Urban Form
Urban and Regional Planning
Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2018, Pages: 27-33
Received: Jan. 18, 2018; Accepted: Feb. 3, 2018; Published: Mar. 7, 2018
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Adenaike Folahan Anthony, Department of Architecture, College of Science and Technology, Covenant University, Otta, Nigeria
Ibem Eziyi Offia, Department of Architecture, Covenant University, Otta, Nigeria
Balogun Rukayat Abidemi, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Nigeria
Oladunjoye Kola Gbolagade Kamoru, Department of Architecture, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Nigeria
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Since the middle of the 1980s, there has been a demand for urban centres to be more sustainable. City planners and administrators have had to lean towards the various city sustainability concepts in their schemes. The concept of “sustainable city” which became prominent as a progenitor for the others can still be deployed as the basis for most of the newer concepts. More recent concepts like “smart city” and “resilient city” have their essence in high technology and socio-environmental ideals that relate more with post-modern living. The urban form which is the most physical entity in the city is always evolving. The implementation of these concepts are likely to impact on the urban form in a way that may alter its organic or planned evolution. This study is a bibliometric survey of 5 of the urban sustainability concepts and their relevance in urban morphology. The paper analyses the core issues in each of the concepts and relates them to the aspects of the urban form they are more likely to alter with a view of how such effects may determine the morphology. The five city sustainability concepts for this research are easily the most common with reference to SCI and SSCI databases and are therefore more relevant to current research. They are sustainable city, smart city, eco-city, low carbon city and green city. Green city and eco city may result in less compact urban forms while the rest are explicitly supportive of more compact urban forms.
Smart City, Sustainable City, Urban Form, Urban Morphology
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Adenaike Folahan Anthony, Ibem Eziyi Offia, Balogun Rukayat Abidemi, Oladunjoye Kola Gbolagade Kamoru, Urban Sustainability Concepts and Their Implications on Urban Form, Urban and Regional Planning. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2018, pp. 27-33. doi: 10.11648/j.urp.20180301.15
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