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The perils of premature globalisation and the birth of megacities: social exclusion and spatial injustice in Dhaka. (2024)
Book Chapter
ZAMAN, Q.M. 2024. The perils of premature globalisation and the birth of megacities: social exclusion and spatial injustice in Dhaka. In Shakur, T. and Ghafur, S. (eds.) Megacities of the Global South in the 2020s: growth transformations, contested/negotiated spaces and changing liveabilities. Global built environment review, Special Issue 2024. Ammanford: Open House Press (Global Built Environment Review), pages 9-21.

Megacities and globalisation are two global, connubial phenomena. Asian and Latin American cities dealt with globalisation prematurely, hastily transforming into mass producers to serve global consumers. Since the late 20th century, these cities emer... Read More about The perils of premature globalisation and the birth of megacities: social exclusion and spatial injustice in Dhaka..

Sustainable conservation of Sakumo wetlands for social and environmental benefits. (2023)
Thesis
AGBETI, J.A. 2023. Sustainable conservation of Sakumo wetlands for social and environmental benefits. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2270664

Wetland degradation has become an issue of concern worldwide. It is associated with anthropogenic activities within human-dominated wetlands. The benefits and values of wetlands to humankind are varied, with highly diverse ecosystems that provide ess... Read More about Sustainable conservation of Sakumo wetlands for social and environmental benefits..

Borders of convenience: European legal measures and the migration crisis. (2023)
Book Chapter
ARNELL, P. and LYONS, C. 2023. Borders of convenience: European legal measures and the migration crisis. In Zaman, Q.M. and Hall, G.G. (eds.) Border urbanism: transdisciplinary perspectives. Cham: Springer [online], chapter 26, pages 421-431. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06604-7_26

The migration crisis has posed fundamental questions for European institutions. Amongst these are whether EU human rights reality matches its rhetoric. The answer is a resounding no. The reaction of the EU to the crisis has entailed an abdication of... Read More about Borders of convenience: European legal measures and the migration crisis..

A neighbourhood of fragmentation. (2023)
Book Chapter
ALTENBERGER, I. 2023. A neighbourhood of fragmentation. In Zaman, Q.M. and Hall, G.G. (eds.) Border urbanism: transdisciplinary perspectives. Cham: Springer [online], chapter 28, pages 461-476. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06604-7_28

Once isolated as a bordered neighbourhood, the Raploch Council housing estate in Stirling, Scotland, has been regenerated through a gentrification policy that encouraged increased owner-occupied housing in an area previously dominated by social housi... Read More about A neighbourhood of fragmentation..

India's shift to soft power in Nepal: a case study of the borderland city of Birgunj. (2023)
Book Chapter
PANERU, S. 2023. India's shift to soft power in Nepal: a case study of the borderland city of Birgunj. In Zaman, Q.M. and Hall, G.G. (eds.) Border urbanism: transdisciplinary perspectives. Cham: Springer [online], chapter 11, pages 197-211. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06604-7_11

A variety of factors influenced India's shift from hard power to soft power diplomacy in Nepal. The factors that influenced the Indian economic blockade on Nepal in 2015 and the interaction between the agent of power (India) and the subject of power... Read More about India's shift to soft power in Nepal: a case study of the borderland city of Birgunj..

Border(s)lines between isolation and connection: the disused railway in Aberdeen. (2023)
Book Chapter
ZECCA, C. and LAING, R. 2023. Border(s)lines between isolation and connection: the disused railway in Aberdeen. In Zaman, Q.M. and Hall, G.G. (eds.) Border urbanism: transdisciplinary perspectives. Cham: Springer [online], chapter 14, pages 245-266. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06604-7_14

Abandoned railways allow an interpretation of urban borders by considering different scales of connection and separation. The former railway line in Aberdeen is used as a case study to explore how urban linear connections represent a defining linear... Read More about Border(s)lines between isolation and connection: the disused railway in Aberdeen..

Border urbanism: a critical discourse. (2023)
Book Chapter
ZAMAN, Q.M. 2023. Border urbanism: a critical discourse. In Zaman, Q.M. and Hall, G.G. (eds.) 2023. Border urbanism: transdisciplinary perspectives. Cham: Springer [online], chapter 1, pages 3-26. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06604-7_1

This opening chapter overviews the purpose of the book. A global initiative on border urbanism research and interdisciplinary collaboration began in 2016, bringing researchers from 28 countries together to discuss various border-related issues at an... Read More about Border urbanism: a critical discourse..

Border urbanism: transdisciplinary perspectives. (2023)
Book
ZAMAN, Q.M. and HALL, G.G. (eds.) 2023. Border urbanism: transdisciplinary perspectives. Cham: Springer [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06604-7

Border Urbanism presents a global array of authors' research that tackles the perception, interpretation and nature of borders from a transdisciplinary perspective. The authors examine ways in which borders attempt to define socially, economically, p... Read More about Border urbanism: transdisciplinary perspectives..

Borders for peace: controls within a Kenyan informal settlement during political conflict. (2023)
Book Chapter
VERTIGANS, S., GIBSON, N. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2023. Borders for peace: controls within a Kenyan informal settlement during political conflict. In Zaman, Q.M. and Hall, G.G. (eds.) Border urbanism: transdisciplinary perspectives. Cham: Springer [online], chapter 8, pages 151-164. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06604-7_8

During periods of heavily contested elections, accompanying political tensions are often most prevalent within informal settlements. Consequently, the prolonged political tensions experienced in Kenya during 2017 were expected to have the most advers... Read More about Borders for peace: controls within a Kenyan informal settlement during political conflict..

Community as an extended classroom: evoking curiosity and collaboration. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
ZAMAN, Q.M., MORRISON, S., FRYER, D. and RAION, S. 2022. Community as an extended classroom: evoking curiosity and collaboration. Presented at the 2022 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2022): enhancing for impact, 21 October 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

The teaching method, entitled "Community as Extended Classroom" (CeC), is the theme of this presentation. CeC is a trans-disciplinary pedagogical method in teaching subjects of cities, health, populations and society. The objective of CeC is to enabl... Read More about Community as an extended classroom: evoking curiosity and collaboration..

Detecting encroachment within wetlands using UAV techniques: the case of Sakumo Ramsar Site, Ghana. (2022)
Journal Article
AGBETI, J.A., MANTEY, S. and ZAMAN, Q.Z. 2022. Detecting encroachment within wetlands using UAV techniques: the case of Sakumo Ramsar Site, Ghana. Journal of environment and earth science [online], 12(2), pages 23-31. Available from: https://doi.org/10.7176/JEES/12-2-04

Wetlands have provided many benefits to mankind all over the world. Wetlands are a rich source of food and water security hence a crucial source of subsistence for communities. Apart from serving humanity, wetlands provide unique habitats for various... Read More about Detecting encroachment within wetlands using UAV techniques: the case of Sakumo Ramsar Site, Ghana..

Children's acting senses in place-making: mapping and analysing children's reflective individual and collective sensepointscapes in a primary school playground renewal co-design project with architecture students. (2021)
Thesis
UGALDE GABELLANES, I. 2021. Children's acting senses in place-making: mapping and analysing children's reflective individual and collective sensepointscapes in a primary school playground renewal co-design project with architecture students. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447386

Children's preferences for place-responsive architecture and place-making are not easy to explain. Conversing effectively about these subjects is also a challenge, not just for children but also design professionals and the general public more broadl... Read More about Children's acting senses in place-making: mapping and analysing children's reflective individual and collective sensepointscapes in a primary school playground renewal co-design project with architecture students..

Berlin: a city awaits: the interplay between political ideology, architecture and identity. (2020)
Book
MAIR, N. and ZAMAN, Q.M. 2020. Berlin: a city awaits: the interplay between political ideology, architecture and identity. Springer geography. Cham: Springer [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51449-5

This book is a companion to an earlier book ("Potsdamerplatz: the reshaping of Berlin") also by Quazi Mahtab Zaman. Political meaning in architecture has been a subject of interest to many critics and writers. The most notable of these include Charle... Read More about Berlin: a city awaits: the interplay between political ideology, architecture and identity..

Borders within border: fragmentation, connection and disposition. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
CIMADOMO, G. (ed.) 2019. Borders within border: fragmentation, connection and disposition. Book of abstracts for the 2nd Urbanism at borders global conference, 23-25 October 2019, Málaga, Spain. Málaga: Universidad de Málaga.

This is the book of abstracts for the 2nd Urbanism at Borders global conference, held 23-25 October 2019 at the University of Málaga, Spain. Robert Gordon University was acknowledged as a co-organiser of this event.

Streetsport: Supporting and facilitating the development of enhanced graduate attributes. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
CRADDOCK, C., ANTONIAZZI, F., MORRISON, S. et al. 2019. Streetsport: Supporting and facilitating the development of enhanced graduate attributes. Poster presented at the 2019 Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA) Learning and teaching conference (LTC 2019): learning without borders, 02 May 2019, Aberdeen, UK.

Streetsport is a programme that aims to exercise social innovation by reducing instances of youth crime and anti-social behaviour; whilst promoting health and wellbeing through sport, physical activity and creative endeavour. As a vehicle for deliver... Read More about Streetsport: Supporting and facilitating the development of enhanced graduate attributes..

Theorizing social fear and contested urbanism of displacement, alienation and contemporary processes of political, economic and religious-induced mobility: a cross cultural study. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
ZAMAN, Q.M., TROIANI, I., ALTENBERGER, I. and CERVERA, R. 2018. Theorizing social fear and contested urbanism of displacement, alienation and contemporary processes of political, economic and religious-induced mobility: a cross cultural study. Presented at the 7th World meeting of UNESCO chairs in communication international symposium: communication, city and public space, 8-10 May 2018, Lima, Peru.

Fear is an intrinsic human response to social insecurity and epitomises the perceived disparity in anticipation and engagement with the 'other'. Fear of other ethnic minority groups and their involvement or not in the city's social and labour markets... Read More about Theorizing social fear and contested urbanism of displacement, alienation and contemporary processes of political, economic and religious-induced mobility: a cross cultural study..

Pursuing resilience in architectural design through international experimental projects: exploring new boundaries in the design studio pedagogy. (2017)
Book Chapter
BASSANESE, S., RODEGHIERO, B. and ESPANYOL, A. 2017. Pursuing resilience in architectural design through international experimental projects: exploring new boundaries in the design studio pedagogy. In Zaman, Q.M. and Troiani, I. (eds.) Transdisciplinary urbanism and culture: from pedagogy to praxis. The urban book series. Cham: Springer [online], pages 23-39. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55855-4_4

In response to the current global crisis, there is a growing demand for responsible behaviour in designing and building that can accommodate user needs through the design process. This chapter describes an innovative approach to the design process ai... Read More about Pursuing resilience in architectural design through international experimental projects: exploring new boundaries in the design studio pedagogy..

Reflection 1 the city: a shift in mindset? (2017)
Book Chapter
MCCLEAN, D. 2017. Reflection 1 the city: a shift in mindset? In Zaman, Q.M. and Troiani, I. (eds.) Transdisciplinary urbanism and culture: from pedagogy to praxis. The urban book series. Cham: Springer [online], pages 13-16. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55855-4_2

Human migration to urban centres is at an unprecedented level, prompting searching questions about their design and enablement, politically, economically, technologically, or socially. Rapid urban development is laying challenge to existing paradigms... Read More about Reflection 1 the city: a shift in mindset?.

Reflection 2 shifting research paradigms: urbanism and culture. (2017)
Book Chapter
LAING, R. 2017. Reflection 2 shifting research paradigms: urbanism and culture. In Zaman, Q.M. and Troiani, I. (eds.) Transdisciplinary urbanism and culture: from pedagogy to praxis. The urban book series. Cham: Springer [online], pages 17-20. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55855-4_3

The themes of this book are important and timely, and reflect the increasingly cross-discipline manner in which challenges faced in the built environment must be addressed. This has been reflected of course in the calls and projects supported by majo... Read More about Reflection 2 shifting research paradigms: urbanism and culture..

Introduction: transdisciplinary urbanism and culture. (2017)
Book Chapter
ZAMAN, Q.M. and TROIANI, I. 2017. Introduction: transdisciplinary urbanism and culture. In Zaman, Q.M. and Troiani, I. (eds.) Transdisciplinary urbanism and culture: from pedagogy to praxis. The urban book series. Cham: Springer [online], pages 3-12. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55855-4_1

This book originates from the contemporary research approach and ideology centred on inter-disciplinarity to examine issues in urbanism and culture. The crux of that research lies at the heart of academic institutions, in particular the way in which... Read More about Introduction: transdisciplinary urbanism and culture..