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Proposed Charlotte To Atlanta High-Speed Passenger Rail Line: An Economic, Infrastructural, And Developmental Analysis In The Upstate Of South Carolina, Ian C. Macurda, Kimberly Whitehead 2024 Anderson University - South Carolina

Proposed Charlotte To Atlanta High-Speed Passenger Rail Line: An Economic, Infrastructural, And Developmental Analysis In The Upstate Of South Carolina, Ian C. Macurda, Kimberly Whitehead

SC Upstate Research Symposium

This research paper is an in-depth analysis of the high-speed passenger rail line proposed between Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA and its impact on the economy, infrastructure, and future development of the Upstate of South Carolina. Currently, passenger rail service between Charlotte and Atlanta is offered on Amtrak at late hours throughout the night on its long-distance passenger rail line The Crescent from New York City, NY to New Orleans, LA. The train is often delayed and is operating at a deficit for Amtrak, like most of their long-distance routes. Traffic on Interstate 85 through the Upstate is another issue …


Neighbourhood Planning: Reminiscence Towards Liveable Communities, Bolanle Wahab, Waheed Kadiri, Ayobami Popoola, Bamiji Adeleye, Robert A. Dwamena 2024 University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Neighbourhood Planning: Reminiscence Towards Liveable Communities, Bolanle Wahab, Waheed Kadiri, Ayobami Popoola, Bamiji Adeleye, Robert A. Dwamena

CSID Journal of Infrastructure Development

Urbanisation remains a topical discussion across the globe. According to the United Nations (2022), 68% of the world's population will be absorbed in urban areas by 2050. The envisaged rapid urbanisation in cities by 2050 is believed to be accompanied by various planning problems, which include accelerated climate change, urban slums, urban sprawl, poor sanitation, inadequate infrastructure, overcrowding, housing deficiency and transportation issues. To mitigate these planning problems, the role of effective urban planning cannot be overemphasised. Urban planning provides a pathway for overcoming the various challenges posed by urbanisation both in the present and in the future.

Urban planning …


Towards A Sustainable Urban Community At The Point Development In Durban, Magdalena C. Cloete, Viloshin Govender 2024 University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Towards A Sustainable Urban Community At The Point Development In Durban, Magdalena C. Cloete, Viloshin Govender

CSID Journal of Infrastructure Development

Urban design is the art and method of shaping cities and communities; it plays a pivotal role in creating sustainable, liveable environments that cater to the diverse needs of residents. As urbanization continues to shape our world, integrating architectural education with a bottom-up approach to urban design becomes increasingly imperative. This paper explores the symbiotic relationship between architectural education and urban design, emphasizing the benefits of adopting a bottom-up approach toward creating sustainable urban neighbourhoods. This research aims to explore and understand the role of architectural education and urban design in developing a sustainable urban neighbourhoods in the case study …


Socio-Economic Effects Of Orisumbare Sawmilling Industries On The Residents Of Ikire, Irewole Local Government Area Osun-State, Nigeria, Umar Usman Jimoh, A S. Famewo 2024 University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Socio-Economic Effects Of Orisumbare Sawmilling Industries On The Residents Of Ikire, Irewole Local Government Area Osun-State, Nigeria, Umar Usman Jimoh, A S. Famewo

CSID Journal of Infrastructure Development

The study examined the socio-economic effects of the Orisumbare sawmill industry on the residents of Ikire, Irewole local government area of Osun State. The objectives of the study include, examination of the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents, the positive effects of industry on the residents, the negative impacts of industry on the residents, and the perceived environmental-induced diseases caused by industrial activities. A case study research design was adopted, while both primary and secondary data were utilised. A multistage sampling technique was used, in which a buffer zone of 900m radius was made to delineate the zone of industries’ influence. …


Evolving Hangwuran City Development Model Through Partial Least Square Approach In North-Central Nigeria, Samuel Medayese, Hangwelani H. Magidimisha-Chipungu, Lovemore Chipungu 2024 University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Evolving Hangwuran City Development Model Through Partial Least Square Approach In North-Central Nigeria, Samuel Medayese, Hangwelani H. Magidimisha-Chipungu, Lovemore Chipungu

CSID Journal of Infrastructure Development

The need for a paradigmatic shift in city development ideology has become increasingly evident over the years. In response to this need, the Hangwurian City Development Model was developed to establish a connection between the concepts of environmental awareness, urban governance, and management. This model also integrates sustainable urban development, urban liveability, and inclusive physical development. The research sets a critical objective of analyzing the significant levels of various indicator variables. The exploratory research utilized partial least squares (PLS) via SmartPLS to evaluate the variables, collecting quantitative data through the open data toolkit from three selected cities: Lokoja, Minna, and …


Liveable Communities: A Case Study Of Availability, Proximity, And The Quality Of Critical Infrastructure In Colombo, Srilanka, Maheshi Tennakoon, Udayangani Kulatunga 2024 University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Liveable Communities: A Case Study Of Availability, Proximity, And The Quality Of Critical Infrastructure In Colombo, Srilanka, Maheshi Tennakoon, Udayangani Kulatunga

CSID Journal of Infrastructure Development

The concept of livable communities has become increasingly significant in regional planning, aiming to improve the quality of life for residents. Despite continued investment in critical infrastructure in developing countries, the enhancement of livability has not kept pace with infrastructure development. This study investigates the impact of crucial infrastructure on community livability, utilizing a holistic single case study approach with Colombo as the case study. The relationship between critical infrastructure development and urban livability serves as the unit of analysis. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with ten subject matter experts and analyzed using manual content analysis. The research finds …


An Architectural Approach To Neighborhood Design In The Quarry Road Informal Settlement In Durban, Viloshin Govender, Ameen Shaikjee 2024 University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

An Architectural Approach To Neighborhood Design In The Quarry Road Informal Settlement In Durban, Viloshin Govender, Ameen Shaikjee

CSID Journal of Infrastructure Development

Informal settlements, often characterized by inadequate infrastructure, housing, and services, are a significant urban challenge in the global South. Creating well-functioning and supportive neighborhoods within these settlements is crucial for improving the living conditions and livelihoods of those living there. This paper explores the strategies and principles of creating neighborhoods in informal settlements that promote community empowerment, social cohesion, and sustainable development. Conventional top-down development approaches often fail to address these settlements' unique needs and dynamics. In contrast, a bottom-up approach empowers residents, fosters community engagement, and promotes sustainable development. This paper explores how architecture can respond to the needs …


Partnership And Coalition Efforts For Community-Based Research: Towards A Liveable Urban And Rural Settlement In Kwazulu-Natal, Sibongile A. Ngcobo, Nene E. Khalema, Tawanda Makusha 2024 University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Partnership And Coalition Efforts For Community-Based Research: Towards A Liveable Urban And Rural Settlement In Kwazulu-Natal, Sibongile A. Ngcobo, Nene E. Khalema, Tawanda Makusha

CSID Journal of Infrastructure Development

This paper examines the role of community partnerships and coalitions in the intricate and constantly evolving dynamics of communities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Various aspects of the community context, such as socioeconomic conditions, geography, environmental factors, demographics, community politics, and cultural norms, often influence these community partnerships and coalitions. This study adopted the Community Coalition Action Theory as an organisational framework to examine the efforts of coalitions and partnerships in community-based research. The research applied a mixed-methods approach. This included a survey and individual interviews within the research organisation responsible for multiple community-based projects in rural and urban areas of …


Urban Expansion And Loss Of Watershed Of Eleyele Dam In Ibadan, Nigeria, Samson A. Adejumo, Solomon Osunwale 2024 University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Urban Expansion And Loss Of Watershed Of Eleyele Dam In Ibadan, Nigeria, Samson A. Adejumo, Solomon Osunwale

CSID Journal of Infrastructure Development

The study examined human activities contributing to the depletion of the Eleyele watershed. The activities have grown over time due to urban expansion through population growth and land and space requirements, resulting in rapid land use and land cover change. The study sourced both quantitative and qualitative data. A total of 247 pre-tested questionnaires were administered to randomly selected residents in the four communities (Eleyele, Ijokodo, Awotan, and Idi Osan) abutting the Eleyele watershed. In-depth interviews were conducted with the heads of Eleyele Waterworks, the Forestry Department, and the Oyo State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources. We used Remote …


Condition Of Drainage System And Its Impact On The Residents Of Mowe, Ogun State, Nigeria, Ayodeji Olusola Ajayi, Testimony Ayomide Oladiran, Ismail Adedapo Oyerinde, Aderonke Olufunmi Ajayi, Adonis Busuyi Fakanlu 2024 Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria

Condition Of Drainage System And Its Impact On The Residents Of Mowe, Ogun State, Nigeria, Ayodeji Olusola Ajayi, Testimony Ayomide Oladiran, Ismail Adedapo Oyerinde, Aderonke Olufunmi Ajayi, Adonis Busuyi Fakanlu

CSID Journal of Infrastructure Development

This study examines the impacts of drainage infrastructure conditions on Mowe, Ogun State, residents. The study used a quantitative research design, using a systematic random sampling technique to select ten (10) residential estates (three public-owned and seven privately owned) in the study area. In all, 107 residents were sampled using a structured questionnaire. The data collected was analysed using descriptive statistics. Based on the findings of this study, it was evident that the surface drainage system, mainly constructed with sandcrete blocks, was predominant in the study area. The result established that the drainage's minimum height in the study area was …


Land Surface Temperature And Landuse/ Land Cover Change Variability Using Remotely Sensed Data For Sub-Urban Settlements In Osun State, Nigeria, Saeed K. Ojolowo, Abiodun A. Audu, Charles O. Olatubara, Olusiyi Ipingbemi, Olaitan O. Odunola, Olaide J. Omirin, Oluwasinaayomi F. Kasim 2024 University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Land Surface Temperature And Landuse/ Land Cover Change Variability Using Remotely Sensed Data For Sub-Urban Settlements In Osun State, Nigeria, Saeed K. Ojolowo, Abiodun A. Audu, Charles O. Olatubara, Olusiyi Ipingbemi, Olaitan O. Odunola, Olaide J. Omirin, Oluwasinaayomi F. Kasim

CSID Journal of Infrastructure Development

Land surface temperature (LST) is an indispensable factor in studying urban climate. Ground-based measurements have been employed to quantify LST and Land Use/Land Cover Change (LULC). However, due to advancements in space technology and extensive spatial coverage, remote sensing techniques are increasingly being used to measure the intensity of LST and LULC dynamics, owing to the availability of enhanced satellite-based thermal observations of the Earth. The climatic conditions over a medium-sized city could be improved by understanding the interplay of LST and LULC. In this study, we estimated LST based on Landsat bands 4 and 5 for 1990 and 2000, …


Assessing The Characteristics Of Coastal Neighbourhoods That Influence Flood Susceptibility In Kosofe, Nigeria, Saudat O. Ajijola, Funmilayo M. Adedire, J A. Fadamiro 2024 Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria

Assessing The Characteristics Of Coastal Neighbourhoods That Influence Flood Susceptibility In Kosofe, Nigeria, Saudat O. Ajijola, Funmilayo M. Adedire, J A. Fadamiro

CSID Journal of Infrastructure Development

As climate change continues to exacerbate weather patterns, flood susceptibility has become an increasingly pressing global concern. The susceptibility to floods is influenced by many contextual factors; as such, characterizing coastal neighbourhoods for the purpose of articulating susceptibility pathways is crucial for developing appropriate physical planning policies. The specific research objective seeks to assess the dimensions of neighbourhood characteristics that influence flood susceptibility in Kosofe, a suburban coastal community in Lagos, Nigeria. The data used were based on primary and secondary sources. Using a systematic sampling method, 324 respondents participated in the field survey. The result of the descriptive statistics, …


Analysis Of The Effects Of Service Delivery On The Wellbeing Of Internally Displaced Persons (Idps) In Federal Capital Territory (Fct), Abuja, Olusegun O. Idowu, Valda Martins, Ndako B. Santali, Jonathan U. Adama, Adekunle S. Adeogun, Gideon Danlami 2024 Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

Analysis Of The Effects Of Service Delivery On The Wellbeing Of Internally Displaced Persons (Idps) In Federal Capital Territory (Fct), Abuja, Olusegun O. Idowu, Valda Martins, Ndako B. Santali, Jonathan U. Adama, Adekunle S. Adeogun, Gideon Danlami

CSID Journal of Infrastructure Development

The provision of services, encompassing substandard medical facilities, inadequate housing conditions, limited access to electricity, insufficient recreational amenities, and the absence of potable water supply, has emerged as a significant impediment confronting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) both domestically and globally. The present investigation sought to evaluate the impact of service delivery on the welfare of IDPs residing in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The objectives of this inquiry were to assess the socioeconomic attributes of the IDPs, scrutinize the types and efficacy of service delivery within the IDP camps, and appraise the consequences of service delivery on the well-being …


Health And Healthcare: Designing For The Social Determinants Of Health And Blue Zones In North Nashville, Rebecca Tonguis, Honor Thomas, Olivia Hobbs 2024 Belmont University

Health And Healthcare: Designing For The Social Determinants Of Health And Blue Zones In North Nashville, Rebecca Tonguis, Honor Thomas, Olivia Hobbs

Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS)

Owned by North Nashville’s First Community Church, a now empty site in the Osage-North Fisk neighborhood of North Nashville has been identified as a potential site for a new location of The Store, in addition to a community-centric architectural development based on the social determinants of health and informed by the principles behind Blue Zones, the locations with the highest lifespans in the world. Opened by Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley, The Store is a free grocery store that “allow[s] people to shop for their basic needs in a way that protects dignity and fosters hope”, for which North Nashville …


Impact Of Mega Projects Construction On Surrounding Traffic - A Case Study Of The Oncology Institute, Rania Abdo, Huda Soliman Seddiq, walaa ahmed nour prof, Bahaa El-boshy 2024 Tanta University - Faculty of Engineering - Assistant Lecture in Architecture Department

Impact Of Mega Projects Construction On Surrounding Traffic - A Case Study Of The Oncology Institute, Rania Abdo, Huda Soliman Seddiq, Walaa Ahmed Nour Prof, Bahaa El-Boshy

Journal of Engineering Research

The adverse effects of traffic on the quality of life have become undeniable, with congestion, noise, and pollution significantly impacting urban environments. Large construction projects risk exacerbating existing traffic problems or creating new ones without proper traffic planning and management. Notably, most existing studies predominantly concentrate on the post-construction phase of buildings, neglecting the broader temporal spectrum of project development. The importance of traffic studies is further underscored as they provide a proactive framework for planners, policymakers, and developers. By delving into the nuances of traffic impact during the entire project lifecycle, this research, instead of our research, not only …


Analyse Permeability And Integration In Architectural Landscapes To Create A Seamless Environment, Ensuring Ease Of Movement And Blending With The Surrounding Environment., Amira Fawzy Helmy Almaz 2024 Hours University ( HUE)

Analyse Permeability And Integration In Architectural Landscapes To Create A Seamless Environment, Ensuring Ease Of Movement And Blending With The Surrounding Environment., Amira Fawzy Helmy Almaz

Journal of Engineering Research

The study explores the understanding of connectedness, integration, and axial route selection in urban parks using space syntax. It uses the Theory of Space Syntax to analyze georeferenced photographs and urban morphology data. The findings suggest that creating rules for integration and linkage that directly influence users' decision-making processes could lead to significant improvements in urban parks.

The study discusses space syntax as an architectural concept that views architecture as an interface between public and private spaces, analyzing landscapes through mirroring and focusing on internal configurations and exteriors. The study proposes a method to measure permeability and integration in urban …


Decision-Making Effect: Development Investment Initiatives For Marginalized Communities. A Case Study Of Damietta Furniture City (Dfc), Shata Region, Riham Salah Mohamed 2024 Horus university Egypt

Decision-Making Effect: Development Investment Initiatives For Marginalized Communities. A Case Study Of Damietta Furniture City (Dfc), Shata Region, Riham Salah Mohamed

Journal of Engineering Research

Urban forms emerged in many unplanned locations as a result of the phenomenon of chaotic urban expansion brought on by population growth and without restrictions, which led to the existence of neglected slum areas that became marginalized and were not subject to the planned and studied urban. These regions are characterized by economy, social and environmental decline. This is what made the state turn to creating important investment projects next to some of these areas as an attempt to develop those areas, solve their problems, and help in their growth and development.

This article examines the extent to which development …


The Role Of Greenways In Achieving Urban Sustainability For Cities Accordance With The Sustainable Development Goals 2030, walaa ahmed nour prof, Aya abdelazim Abdeen, lobna Agha Prof 2024 Vice Dean for Community and Environmental Affairs, Professor in the Department of Architecture, Tanta University, Egypt

The Role Of Greenways In Achieving Urban Sustainability For Cities Accordance With The Sustainable Development Goals 2030, Walaa Ahmed Nour Prof, Aya Abdelazim Abdeen, Lobna Agha Prof

Journal of Engineering Research

The concept of "greenways" emerged to achieve sustainable development in urban areas and to address natural disasters resulting from climate change. This research paper aims to study the role of greenways in achieving urban sustainability and their facilitation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. The paper expounds on the idea and origin of greenways, their benefits, and analyzes some global examples. Furthermore, it categorizes the indicators of greenway design into two types: those with a positive impact and those without an impact on sustainable development goals. Using standardized tools, the relationship between each indicator and sustainable development goals …


A Review On Recent Deep Learning-Based Semantic Segmentation For Urban Greenness Measurement, Doo Hong Lee, Hye Yeon Park, Joonwhoan Lee 2024 Utah State University

A Review On Recent Deep Learning-Based Semantic Segmentation For Urban Greenness Measurement, Doo Hong Lee, Hye Yeon Park, Joonwhoan Lee

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Student Research

Accurate urban green space (UGS) measurement has become crucial for landscape analysis. This paper reviews the recent technological breakthroughs in deep learning (DL)-based semantic segmentation, emphasizing efficient landscape analysis, and integrating greenness measurements. It explores quantitative greenness measures applied through semantic segmentation, categorized into the plan view- and the perspective view-based methods, like the Land Class Classification (LCC) with green objects and the Green View Index (GVI) based on street photographs. This review navigates from traditional to modern DL-based semantic segmentation models, illuminating the evolution of the urban greenness measures and segmentation tasks for advanced landscape analysis. It also presents …


Generating A Design Automation For Functional Relationship In Residential Building: Developing Plug In, Fatima Yahya Belok, Mostafa Khalifa, Nabil Mohareb 2024 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture - Design & Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Generating A Design Automation For Functional Relationship In Residential Building: Developing Plug In, Fatima Yahya Belok, Mostafa Khalifa, Nabil Mohareb

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Designers, architects, and students face many problems in finding the optimum zoning or exploring different alternatives during early design stages, which consumes time and energy. To solve this problem, a computer editing tool will be an added value that helps users at this stage. The optimization of functional relationship is very important as many factors should be considered such as orientation; vertical and horizontal relationship; areas, view, building regulations, opening to wall ratio, form-to-form relationship, spaces proportions, circulation, and other related issues. In computer generative design, recent research has reached a goal to generate functional relationship in residential buildings and …


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