Urban Planning For Emergent Technologies, New Life-styles And A Changing Environment
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R. G. Boothroyd
Urban designs often cannot be adapted to changing life-styles. Alternatively, some examples may incur prohibitive costs of retrofitting. In today’s fast-moving society the urban designer faces an increasing variety of problems. Some of these are considerations which have merely changed. These include urban and interurban transport; waste disposal and recycling; unemployment and workforce mobility; education and recreational facilities. Other considerations are more novel such as developments in manufacturing technology; likely changes in taxation methods; reducing domestic incomes; promotion of racial and religious harmony; retailing, or hiring of products as an alternative; product reliability; alternative ways of dwelling purchase; adapting planning to accommodating changes in climate particularly in high temperature zones. The paper concludes with an outlined large-scale planning proposal using solar power for large-scale electricity supplies integrating the economic and social interests of Europe and Africa This example requires some of the above and some additional considerations. Keywords: urban transformation, sustainability, climate change, economic development, urban integration.
Keywords: urban transformation, sustainability, climate change, economicdevelopment, urban integration.