Urbanscaping, Landscaping

Urban areas are responsible for the majority of GHG emissions. The next several decades will see the construction of a large amount of new urban area globally, which means that there is still an opportunity to encourage low-carbon urban growth.
 
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Urban planning and design quite literally shape the environment around us — and that environment, in turn, shapes how we live, work, play, move, and rest.
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The guide provides information about tree planting process and presents a set of good practices for its management. The current regulations and laws are exposed, as well as a general description of the ecoregions and the natural characteristics of the AMA. It also includes thirty technical charts of native species recommended for the arborization with their technical features, as well as the particularities of each one regarding the uses, ideal location in urban areas and the maintenance and care required.
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The COVID-19 global pandemic altered every aspect of urban life in recent months. In response, city transportation officials around the world have quickly implemented new street design and management tools to keep essential workers and goods moving, provide safe access to grocery stores and other essential businesses, and ensure that people have safe space for social/physical distancing while getting outside.
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In 1992, the Government of the Philippines embarked on a mission to bring decommissioned U.S. military bases into productive use through the Bases Conversion and Development Authority Act.1 Fort Bonifacio, a defunct base on the outskirts of Manila, held great potential due to its proximity to the city and available infrastructure.
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In the early 1980s, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) decided to cease all cargo ship operations along Brooklyn’s Piers 1 to 6 due to a decline in use, as cargo was increasingly going to other ports. As a result, the piers became a barren, post-industrial site with little activity. Even so, the area had significant potential for reuse, in part due to its panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline across the East River.
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In the late 1980s, Copenhagen wrestled with the challenge of how to use the city’s underperforming assets to build large-scale infrastructure. The city responded to the challenge with an innovative institutional arrangement - a publicly-owned, privately-run corporation- the Copenhagen (CPH) City & Port Development Corporation.
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The “Diepsloot Node” is a mixed-income, predominantly residential area located between the City of Johannesburg and the suburbs of Midrand and Centurion (in the City of Tshwane) to the north. The Diepsloot Node is bounded to the south by an upmarket, gated development known as Dainfern and the low-income suburb of Diepsloot to the north. 
 
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In the 1990s, Phu My Hung (PMH) was undeveloped swampland located seven kilometers to the south of downtown Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). Today, PMH is one of the most coveted residential areas in Vietnam and its transformation is referenced as a national model for urban development. PMH was one of the first land-based financing projects since Vietnam’s reunification in 1975.
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The Porto Maravilha Urban Regeneration Project used the sale of development rights to transform a decaying industrial waterfront in Rio de Janeiro into a vibrant mixed-use zone with renewed urban infrastructure, while preserving its historical identity and heritage. 
 
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