IRSPSD aims to explore sustainable urban forms within the disciplines of regional and urban planning. Considering the impact of planning policy on spatial planning implementation, we seek to develop bodies of knowledge from original studies and promote critical debates on emerging issues and practice from researchers on an integrated multidisciplinary platform that reflects a variety of perspectives—such as economic development, social equality and equity, and ecological protection— with a holistic view of achieving sustainable urban form.

Feature Paper

Qingming Zhan and et al

School of Urban Design, Wuhan University

Sustainable Strategy: Comprehensive Computational Approach for Wind Path Planning in Dense Urban Area [Citation]

International review for spatial planning and sustainable development, Vol.6 No.4, 148-164

This paper introduces a comprehensive framework that assesses the urban heat environment and formulates urban wind paths. Compared with other ecosystems, the wind environment and heat environment in urban areas can be much more complicated and dynamic. Nonetheless, it is of great concern considering the agglomerated population and industries at stake. Hence, multiple computational techniques are developed to assess the contemporary heat environment, and to formulate feasible policies to improve it to a more livable state by introducing the solution of natural wind. Three key factors are considered: solar radiation, which is the major source of heat; wind direction and wind speed, which transports heat in space; and urban land surface, which may affect radiation reflection, contain auxiliary heat sources or cause vertical air flow. Hence, mesoscale meteorological data are applied to provide information about solar radiation, and are used for simulating local wind flow; Landsat images can be translated into land surface temperature figures; and building and land use databases provide information about built-up features. These combined, the local heat environment in urban areas can be mapped and monitored in a periodic fashion, with wind path analysis providing possibilities in cooling down the hotspots. Practices in cities including Fuzhou and Wuhan have proved constructive, with some others still underway.

Newly published issue

International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, 2022, 10(2)

Fifteen papers are published in this issue, including case studies in Algeria, Bangladesh, China, Japan, Indonesia, Iran, Slovakia, Thailand, Portugal. There are also some papers as comparative research about smart city, mega-events explored by cities worldwide, contributed by authors from Portugal and Netherland. 

Tatsuya Sekiguchi, Naoki Hayashi, Yuuki Terada, Maaya Ooue, Hiroaki Sugino [Citation]

Purchasing behavior and awareness during COVID-19-related panic buying

A case study conducted in three Japanese cities

2022 Volume 10 Issue 2 Pages 1-18 Download PDF(968K)  Full view HTML

Rebeka Petrtýlová, Jaššo Matej [Citation]

Waterfront character areas as the key elements in building the city - river relationship Bratislava, Slovakia case study

2022 Volume 10 Issue 2 Pages 19-37 Download PDF(1143K)  Full view HTML

Chems Eddine Hacini, Yassine Bada, Christian Pihet [Citation]

The Mobility of People with Disability: Between Urban Accessibility and Urban Attractiveness. A Case Study from Algiers, Algeria

2022 Volume 10 Issue 2 Pages 38-57 Download PDF (1445K)  Full view HTML

Xiaolong Zou, Shihan Ma, Sihan Xin [Citation]

An Analytical Hierarchy Process Approach for Smart City Assessment in Japan: From Concept to Indicators

2022 Volume 10 Issue 2 Pages 58-72 Download PDF (699K)  Full view HTML

Mengge Du, Shichen Zhao [Citation]

Efficiency Evaluation and Influence Factor Analysis of Medical Malls

Taking Fukuoka City, Japan as a Case Study

2022 Volume 10 Issue 2 Pages 73-91 Download PDF(975K)  Full view HTML

Safia Mahfoud, Yassine Bada, Valerio Cutini [Citation]

The impact of the urban structure on the public squares uses: a syntactic analysis Case of Bejaia city, Algeria

2022 Volume 10 Issue 2 Pages 92-110 Download PDF(989K)  Full view HTML

Maryam Rajabi, Elham Shrifian [Citation]

User activity impact assessments in a sustainable public space: a measure by regarding visual graph analysis

2022 Volume 10 Issue 2 Pages 111-130 Download PDF(1362K)  Full view HTML

Hafnaoui Hamzaoui, Yassine Bada, Carmelo Maria Torre, Alessandro Bonifazi [Citation]

Exploring the segregation of commercial land use by gender in the city centre of Biskra, Algeria A syntactic study, the movement economy process

2022 Volume 10 Issue 2 Pages 131-147 Download PDF(1048K)  Full view HTML

Pranom Tansukanun [Citation]

Sustainability through the place-making process: Lamphun old town inhabitants’ sense of place

2022 Volume 10 Issue 2 Pages 148-167 Download PDF(1665K)  Full view HTML

Yawei Chen [Citation]

The future of mega-events, post-COVID-19 pandemic:

2022 Volume 10 Issue 2 Pages 168-178 Download PDF(389K)  Full view HTML

Diogo Correia, Leonor Teixeira, João Lourenço Marques [Citation]

Investigating Smart City Barriers: Contribution of Experts based on a Delphi Analysis

2022 Volume 10 Issue 2 Pages 179-199  Download PDF(1469K)  Full view HTML

Xiangyang Wu, Mingzhi Chen, Yurong Zhang [Citation]

Evaluation of the open space performance for the mass fitness activities in an urban park

a case study of Lixiang Park in Shenzhen City

2022 Volume 10 Issue 2 Pages 200-218  Download PDF(976K)  Full view HTML

Abdul Latif, Abubakar Karim, Sugianto Sugianto, Romano, Muhammad Rusdi [Citation]

Evaluation of the spatial planning in agropolitan area development in Nagan Raya Regency, Indonesia

2022 Volume 10 Issue 2 Pages 219-234 Download PDF(360K)  Full view HTML

Hynda Boutabba, Samir-Djemoui Boutabba, Mohamed Mili [Citation]

Deciphering spatial identity using space syntax analysis:

New rural domestic architecture "Diar Charpenti" type, Eastern Hodna, Algeria

2022 Volume 10 Issue 2 Pages 235-255  Download PDF(1096K)  Full view HTML

Raisa Sultana, Kazi Farha Farzana Suhi, Maisha Mahboob, S.M. Nahian Islam [Citation]

A Multivariate Statistical Study of Dhaka’s Quality of Life Based on Residents’ Perception

2022 Volume 10 Issue 2 Pages 256-273  Download PDF(601K)  Full view HTM


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