Planning Tools to Revitalise Urban Vacant Land from Ecological Perspectives: A Systematic Review

Izyan Ayuni Mohamad Selamat and Sreetheran Maruthaveeran and Mohd Johari Mohd Yusof and Mohd Fairuz Shahidan (2023) Planning Tools to Revitalise Urban Vacant Land from Ecological Perspectives: A Systematic Review. Urban Science, 7. pp. 1-16.

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Urban vacant land availability offers revitalisation opportunities in the form of improving ecological functions. However, less is known about the available planning tools with which to mobilise this effort. Hence, this systematic review adopts ecological perspectives to explore planning tools to revitalise urban vacant land. The search strategy employs Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines to track original research on vacant urban land from selected electronic databases. The search revealed thirty-six studies focusing on substance-oriented planning tools (indicator systems, Geographic Information System (GIS), models/simulations, field surveys, and experiments) and process-oriented tools (questionnaire surveys, the Delphi method, focus groups, and interviews). This review suggests that future studies adopt hybrid planning tools that combine the essence of substance- and processoriented tools. Furthermore, as a framework, it recommends taking a stepwise approach at various planning stages to revive vacant land. Additional studies from the perspective of growing cities are necessary to provide insights into urban vacant land revitalisation planning, considering the competing objectives of economic prosperity and green space preservation.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: urban vacant land; planning tools; vacant land revitalisation; vacant land planning; urban green spaces
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-9999 Industries. Land use. Labor > HD101-1395.5 Land use; Land tenure > HD1361-1395.5 Real estate business
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT51-1595 Communities. Classes. Races > HT101-395 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology > HT165.5-169.9 City planning
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2023 15:07
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2023 15:07

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