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Compactness is Not Enough: Development and Trends of a Sustainable Urban Concept

Published Online: 10 Aug 2021
Page range: 61 - 69
Received: 14 Jan 2021
Accepted: 27 May 2021
Journal Details
First Published
16 Apr 2015
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1 time per year

The changing concept of sustainable development is changing the practice of designing sustainable urban forms. The article presents a variety of concepts of a sustainable urban form and their ambiguous assessment – the model of a compact city, if applied in all cases, can cost the quality of one’s environment and the quality of life. New bottom-up trends are emerging in theory and in practice of the 21st century, which focus on the urban planning process which is more inclusive in terms of society. The article discusses examples of the creation of a sustainable urban narrative for the development of a relationship with the community.


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