Drivers of Gated Community developments in Urban Areas: The Case of Nairobi, Kenya

Juliet Muiga; Robert Wambugu Rukwaro

Volume 7, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 5-18

  Higher and middle income residents in Nairobi, Kenya have demonstrated a great craving forgated community housing. The phenomenon is manifested in all forms of residential property advertisements andin most new residential developments. The objective of this paper is to establish the drivers of the gated ...  Read More

Investigating Urban Expansion and Its Drivers in Ardebil

Haleh Hoseinpour; Esfandiar Zebardast; Hamid Majedi

Volume 7, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 19-26

  The expansion and growth of cities is a remarkable phenomenon in urban planning literature,so that unpredictable developments have become more evident in recent decades, especially in cities that haveundergone changes in their physical structure following the promotion of their political role. The present ...  Read More

Green Open Space Housing Public Company Panakkukang Makassar Indonesia

Mithen Lullulangi

Volume 7, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 27-32

  This study is a field research that aims to determine the extent of green open spaces that serve asneighborhood parks in Housing Public Company Panakkukang, which consists of three areas: Toddopuli, Tidung,and Tamalate. Population in this study, is the third of the areas. The selected sample is Tamalate, ...  Read More

Analyzing and Specifying the Mechanism of Temporary Landscape

Maryam Cheshmehghasabani; Hassanali Laghai; Farah Habib

Volume 7, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 33-40

  Although it has physical effects, temporary landscape as a new issue provides various potentialas a place events that can’t be ignored because of wide range effects on promoting and upgrading the quality ofspace. The purpose of this study is to analyze the status and mechanism of temporary landscape. ...  Read More

Study about Realizability Situation and Utilization Contexts of Water Sensitive Urban Design

Heidar Jahanbakhsh

Volume 7, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 41-48

  Climate changes, failure to complete the natural cycle of water in the city due to unsustainableconstruction of the urban environments and increase of impervious surfaces, lack of nutrition of undergroundaquifer in the cities, unsustainable management of stormwater and the floods due to them in the periods ...  Read More

Improvement of Existing Public Office Buildings in Nigeria from Users’ Perspective Using Lean Thinking – A Pictorial View

Adegbenga Adeyemi; David Martin; Rozilah Kasim

Volume 7, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 49-62

  This paper gives a pictorial view of the relevance of lean thinking, particularly the applicationof muda as a supplement to the sustainable improvement diagnosis technique of existing public office buildings,for a fuller assessment of users’ requirement in Nigeria. The impact of perceived muda ...  Read More

Original Paper
Analysis of the Liquid Architecture Ideology Based on Marcos Novak’s Theories

Siamak panahi; Anoosha Kia; Nazanin Bahrami Samani

Volume 7, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 63-72

  Marcos Novak mainly considers a type of architecture cuts loose from the expectations of logic, perspective, and laws of gravity, and has invented a set of conceptual tools for thinking about and constructing territories in cyberspace. Novak introduces the concept of "liquid architecture”, a fluid, ...  Read More