Towards a systemic understanding of compact city qualities
Journal article, 2021

The compact city concept remains a key policy response to multiple societal challenges. Based on theoretical and empirical research, this article seeks to a) develop a systemic understanding of compact city qualities; b) map alleged compact city qualities from the literature onto this framework; c) map qualities mentioned by stakeholders in two European cities onto the same framework; and d) apply the developed framework to analyse how compounded compact city qualities relate to policy challenges, such as carbon neutrality, poverty alleviation, neighbourhood revitalization, or community engagement. It is based on literature reviews and interviews with stakeholders in Barcelona and Rotterdam.

compact cities

Rotterdam

urban qualities

Barcelona

systemic framework

Author

Jaan-Henrik Kain

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning

Marco Adelfio

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning

Jenny Stenberg

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Liane Thuvander

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Journal of Urban Design

1357-4809 (ISSN) 1469-9664 (eISSN)

Vol. In Press

Subject Categories

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Environmental Management

Human Geography

DOI

10.1080/13574809.2021.1941825

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Latest update

7/15/2021