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Plot based urbanism : a roadmap to masterplanning for change

Romice, Ombretta and Porta, Sergio (2015) Plot based urbanism : a roadmap to masterplanning for change. Academy of Urbanism Journal.

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Abstract

Recent data and predictions on the forthcoming rate of urbanization make cities the most common living environment of the future by far, with the current 3.8 Billion inhabitants - which now make up for over half of the global population - set to increase to two thirds by 2050.