Urban & City Planning Council is a municipal organization or local government institution that concerns itself with the public health and quality of urban life. The UCPouncil manages the good use and development of housing land parcels distribution, neighborhood improvement, planning approvals, environment preservation, urban environment design, city public transport and commuting,water,electric,gas supplies and networks, drainage system, and all the distribution networks.
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16 April, 2019
Urban Planning | The Potential of Moving the National Capital
Last month, the Indonesian planning minister announced that the country is looking to move its capital from Jakarta to an undecided city with Palangkaraya being a prime contender. The main reasons cited for this move are the infrastructure woes of Jakarta—like congested streets and inadequate sewerage networks—and the threat of rising sea levels due to climate change.
16 April, 2019
Smart cities: The Promises and Failures of Utopian Technological Planning
Technology and innovation transform the ways that we interact with governments, purchase products and manage our health and lives. This turmoil affects cities, where the accelerating digitalization of our economy has opened the door for more technologies.
15 April, 2019
Why is Britain so bad at planning cities?
Here is something you might try if you live in Britain. Go to your favourite urban place, whether it be the centre of a large city or a small market town. Close your eyes, turn around three times and walk in that direction for 15 minutes (or an hour if you’re in London). I can predict with a reasonable degree of confidence that the place where you end up will be crap.
14 May, 2019
Are Planners Partly to Blame for Gentrification?
The world’s real estate is worth an estimated $217 trillion, making up more than 60 percent of global assets. Even though three-quarters of that amount is tied up in housing, it hasn’t translated to secure shelter or prosperity for many: U.S. homeownership levels hit a 50-year low in 2016, and that same year, 37 percent of all home sales in America were made to absentee investors.
04 April, 2019
May East: The role of women in urban development as planners, builders, city dwellers, is crucial
The breadth and depth of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is unprecedented, addressing issues as diverse as poverty, health, education, inequalities, cities, climate, peace, and partnership.
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