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Land valuation in densifying cities: The negotiation process between institutional landowners and municipal planning authorities +
Gabriela Debrunner & David Kaufmann

This paper explores the land use interests of institutional landowners and municipal planning authorities. It also reviews their goals, strategic behaviors, and sustainability trade-offs in land valuation in densifying cities.

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Enhancing public value with co-creation in public land development: The role of municipalities +
Melissa Candel & Jenny Paulsson

The aim of this paper is to investigate munici-palities' use of public land development to enable and structure public value co-creation, and to provide suggestions for enhancing public value. Findings are based on a multiple case study of five flagship urban development projects located in different municipalities in Sweden.

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No justice, no streets: The complex task of evaluating environmental justice on open streets in three U.S. cities +
Dani Slabaugh, Alessandro Rigolon, & Jeremy Nemeth

In this paper, the authors study open street initiatives through a holistic definition of environmental justice, shedding light on three potential paradoxes of such initiatives: the engagement, hegemony, and displacement paradoxes. The paper utilizes a mixed-methods approach integrating interviews and spatial analyses, focusing on three cities with permanent programs: Denver, Oakland, and Seattle

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An integrated approach for examining urban fragmentation in metropolitan areas: Implications for sustainable urban planning +
Peiheng Yu, Esther Yung, Edwin HW Chan, Man Sing Wong, Siqiang Wang, & Yiyun Chen

Urban fragmentation is generally regarded as a strong urban structural polarisation that is closely related to sustainability, yet a comprehensive understanding of the management of different fragmentation scenarios and their causes is still lacking. The Wuhan metropolitan area, as a rapidly urbanising region, shows clear evidence of different forms of urban fragmentation due to rapid urbanisation and spatial differentiation in pedestrian network structure, neighbourhood residential pattern and land use structure. In this study, an integrated framework for examining the fragmentation of dynamic and complex metropolitan areas, is proposed.

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