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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
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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.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2016
    Peru

    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.

  5. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2016
    Argentina

    This article discusses the effects of coastal development projects carried out along the banks of the Paraná River in the city of Posadas, Argentina, which include the eradication of the illegal city situated in this large area in order to build the legal city that is open to the river.

  6. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2010
    Chile

    Se analizan las relaciones existentes entre temperaturas urbanas y concentraciones de material particulado a una escala que representa la totalidad de la ciudad, destacando su división en dos zonas bien delimitadas, que ubicadas al oriente y poniente de la misma, durante los días de ocurrencia de las peores condiciones de contaminación atmosférica.

  7. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    May, 2011
    Peru

    Este estudio analiza la relación entre la tenencia de títulos de propiedad (registrados) y los mercados inmobiliarios en zonas de la ciudad que tuvieron un origen informal y/o ilegal. Al hacerlo plantea cuestionamientos a los presupuestos internacionales y encuentra paradojas en el funcionamiento del mercado de suelo popular. La metodología es cuantitativa y cualitativa. Las conclusiones muestran que en asentamientos no consolidados la tenencia de un título de propiedad contribuye a un mayor valor de los predios con relación a aquellos no titulados.

  8. 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.

  9. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2016
    Canada

    This article explores the ways in which (a) Indigenous youth involved in an HIV intervention took up and reclaimed their cultures as a project of defining ‘self’, and (b) how Indigenous ‘culture’ can be used as a tool for resistance, HIV prevention and health promotion. Data were drawn from the Taking Action Project: Using arts-based approaches to develop Aboriginal youth leadership in HIV prevention.

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