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  1. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    May, 2014
    Chile, Central America, South America

    Open space (OS) is a key element in the provision of ecosystem services (ES) in urban environments. Under a land cover-land use perspective, cities are incorporating into the expansion process to different types of surfaces: sealed, paved surfaces and OS. The first corresponds to a land cover change while the second, which includes bare soil, grass, forest or any other type of non-sealed surface, corresponds to a land use change, without physical transformations. As a land use change OS is able to keep fundamental pre-existing ecological properties.

  2. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2015
    United States of America

    The set of models available to predict land use change in urban regions has become increasingly complex in recent years. Despite their complexity, the predictive power of these models remains relatively weak. This paper presents an example of an alternative modeling framework based on the concept of a Markov chain. The model assumes that land use at any given time, which is viewed as a discrete state, can be considered a function of only its previous state.

  3. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2014
    Europe, Northern America

    During the period immediately after World War II, planning in North America and Europe followed highly centralized, top-down, command-and-control approaches that were based on the rational-comprehensive model of planning, which implies an all-knowing, all-powerful government. Part and parcel of this approach was the government’s control of development land and its value.

  4. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    July, 2014
    Northern America

    <p class="abstract">The objective of this paper is to explore residential location preferences and how they are related to travel behavior. The literature focuses on the preferences in relation to physical and demographic aspects, such as land uses, facilities, transportation facilities, transportation services, car ownership, income, household size and travel accessibility. However, this study suggests social and cultural issue such as racial diversity which is literally to be a significance context.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Rwanda, Bangladesh, Canada
  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014
    Kenya, Belize, Nicaragua, Samoa, India, Australia, Canada, Argentina, Venezuela, Costa Rica

    I Brevetti delle Nazioni Unite sono stati sviluppati allo scopo di sensibilizzare, educare e soprattutto motivare i giovani a modificare i loro comportamenti e a divenire protagonisti attivi del cambiamento nella propria comunità locale. I Brevetti si prestano a un utilizzo nelle lezioni scolastiche, nei gruppi giovanili e sono promossi da WAGGGS e WOSM. Propongono diversi tipi di attività e idee facilmente adattabili da insegnanti e capigruppo.

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