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  1. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 9

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    Canada, United States of America

    In the face of ongoing habitat loss and fragmentation, maintaining an adequate level of landscape connectivity is needed to both encourage dispersal between habitat patches and to reduce the extinction risk of fragmented wildlife populations. In a developing region of southwestern Ontario, Canada, a declining population of Eastern Massasauga rattlesnakes (Sistrurus catenatus) persists in fragmented remnants of tallgrass prairie in an urban park system.

  2. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 8

    Peer-reviewed publication
    August, 2020
    Spain, Portugal, United States of America

    The process of population concentration in cities is a worldwide phenomenon—not yet finished—which has led to a widespread rural exodus and abandonment of rural areas. In Spain it occurred very abruptly from 1960, leaving numerous population centers abandoned in the northern half of the country. It is the so-called “empty Spain”. This problem has recently transcended from the local to the European level and has become part of all political agendas such as “the fight against the demographic challenge”, which the European Commission will finance in the next programming period 2021–2027.

  3. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2020
    Kenya, India, Global

    In late March, Indian Premier Narendra Modi imposed a three-week lockdown to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. Since then, tens of thousands of migrant workers who had previously provided cheap labour in wealthy homes or on construction sites in the nation’s growing metropolises have been making their way back to their rural home regions.

  4. Library Resource
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    Implementing the Urban Community Resilience Assessment in Vulnerable Neighborhoods of Three Cities

    Reports & Research
    December, 2018
    Brazil, Indonesia, India

    Climate change affects poor and marginalized communities first and hardest. Particularly in cities, a lack of access to basic services, a long history of unsustainable urban development, and political exclusion render the urban poor one of the most vulnerable groups to climate induced natural hazards and disasters. Yet strategies focused on reducing these people’s vulnerability to climate change often overlook crucial differences in their needs and situations.

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    Volume 8 Issue 8

    Peer-reviewed publication
    August, 2019

    The demand for energy has been growing worldwide, especially in India partly due to the rapid population growth and urbanization of the country. To meet the ever-increasing energy requirement while maintaining an ecological balance is a challenging task. However, the energy industry-induced effect on population and urbanization has not been addressed before. Therefore, this study investigates the linkages between energy, population, and urbanization.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2016

    Lima presenta una inequidad en el acceso a los servicios de agua y saneamiento, por ello la modernización del sector apunta a la universalización del servicio. Esta tesis investiga a partir del enfoque de la ecología política y los sistemas socioecológicos los impactos de la política hídrica urbana en la gestión local del agua en las zonas periurbana de Lima, a través de un estudio de caso sobre el acceso al agua y alcantarillado del Asentamiento Humano del Cerro Las Ánimas, en el distrito de Puente Piedra. La investigación se ampara en los pilares de la investigación cualitativa.

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    Tracking Progress Towards Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements

    Reports & Research
    July, 2018

    The Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Goal11, one of the 17 SDGs, is about all of these dimensions, with a specific focus on urban areas and settings. This synthesis report is the first publication showing the progress, challenges and opportunities of global monitoring of this Sustainable Development Goal.

  8. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    June, 2015

    The paper synthesises and compares the results of a research carried out on the energy potential of the provinces of Enna and Syracuse from the perspective of wind energy production. The study highlighted some remarkable differences between the two provinces due to the different wind dynamics and the presence of the landscape characteristics.

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