Islamabad, a town planning example for a sustainable city

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dc.contributor.author Frantzeskakis, IM en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T02:52:03Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T02:52:03Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en
dc.identifier.issn 17433541 en
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.lib.ntua.gr/xmlui/handle/123456789/35817
dc.subject New cities en
dc.subject Sustainable city en
dc.subject Sustainable transportation en
dc.subject Urban planning en
dc.subject.other capital city en
dc.subject.other conference proceeding en
dc.subject.other land use planning en
dc.subject.other quality of life en
dc.subject.other sustainability en
dc.subject.other town planning en
dc.subject.other transportation planning en
dc.subject.other Asia en
dc.subject.other Eurasia en
dc.subject.other Islamabad [Islamabad (ADS)] en
dc.subject.other Islamabad [Pakistan] en
dc.subject.other Pakistan en
dc.subject.other South Asia en
dc.title Islamabad, a town planning example for a sustainable city en
heal.type conferenceItem en
heal.identifier.primary 10.2495/SDP090081 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/SDP090081 en
heal.publicationDate 2009 en
heal.abstract Islamabad, the new Capital of Pakistan, planned by Constantinos A. Doxiadis and Doxiadis Associates in the late 1950s, is now a fast-growing city of about 1.5 million inhabitants, forming, together with the adjacent old city of Rawalpindi and a National Park, a Metropolitan Area (Greater Islamabad/Rawalpindi Area) of about 4.5 million inhabitants. This paper presents the combined land use-transportation planning of Islamabad, within the broader framework of the C.A. Doxiadis Ekistics theory. An evaluation of the results follows, based on a visit by the author and on more recent information. The advantages of the clear hierarchy of residential communities, of the related functions and of the transport system are apparent in the segregation of the various categories of movements (i.e. high/low speed Road Traffic, Public Transport, Bicycles, Pedestrians, etc.) and in the reduction of trip lengths. They will be more and more apparent as the urban area expands and the population and car ownership increase. With proper management of traffic and demand, the road network will not be subject to the capacity and related serious environmental problems observed in almost all large cities of the world. The present quality of life in Islamabad is made apparent from the satisfaction expressed by the people who live and work there and by the wish of others to reside in the new city. Islamabad is a ""unique"" example of a large new city ""planned for the future and built for the present"", fully respecting the long-term planning. © 2009 WIT Press. en
heal.journalName WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment en
dc.identifier.doi 10.2495/SDP090081 en
dc.identifier.volume 120 en
dc.identifier.spage 75 en
dc.identifier.epage 85 en

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