The Importance Of Urban Planning

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donors and the attention of investors. In previous incidences, the international conferences successfully managed to collect enough loans and investments that allow rebuilding operations in Gazza to start, yet several reasons precluded the rebuilding to start. B. The Uniqueness of Conflict- Context Cities engaged in high-intensity conflict may be described as polarized or dual cities. In such cities, one group usually seizes control and discriminates against others based on different characteristics; specifically, ethnicity, religion or even politic stands. Segregation, the absence of justice, poverty, exclusion and urban deterioration are common typologies that cause vulnerability which leads to threats. When the marginalized groups are…show more content…
VII. INSIGHTS FROM URBAN PLANNING Urban planning can be seen as a tool in the post-conflict program that has two roles: First, a tool for enabling sustainable development operations to improve the built environment and counter the effect of vulnerability and urban deterioration. Second: a tool for peacebuilding, reduce violence, prevent or limit the risk of re-engaging in conflicts and achieve resilience. Urban planning includes land use zoning, identification of permissible and prohibited uses, identification of hazardous areas, determining plot sizes, plot coverages, open spaces, and setbacks, building types and heights and other operations. Such operations are essential to ensure sustainability and reinforce peacebuilding, however, other guidelines can be outlined as follows: A. Creating Mediator…show more content…
This can be achieved through creating open spaces or buildings that would bring people together. This concept is focused on the creation of facilities such as schools or libraries that serve the neighborhood and supported by a community directly, such projects can become a magnet for investment. It is noted that common economic interests are one of the most effective tools to overcome differences and reach a certain level of unification . B. Adapting flexible, dynamic urban planning Urban planning interventions should be flexible, adaptable and dynamic as much as possible. Choosing spatial development paths that maximize dynamic options to encourage interaction and allow future urban changes to occur. Such spaces should be equal in aesthetic and functional treatments to work as multicultural community centers dedicated to different ethnic users. In specific projects or buildings interventions as, dual entry or exit ways for antagonistic communities might be recommended so the facility can be perceived as split space but nonetheless functionally connected. C. Avoiding symbolic group

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