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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2017
    Argentina

    La problemática habitacional actual de la ciudad de Buenos Aires gira en torno a dos fenómenos: la precariedad y los desalojos, en un contexto que se concibe de emergencia habitacional. Como reacción a esta situación, algunos organismos institucionales y ciertas organizaciones sociales con anclaje territorial en la zona sur de la ciudad comenzaron a llevar adelante acciones de resiliencia frente a los desalojos masivos que, como consecuencia de la presión inmobiliaria, afectaban a los hoteles, pensiones, inquilinatos y casas tomadas de esta zona de la ciudad.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    Sri Lanka

    The Kalu Ganga Basin in Sri Lanka is generally flooded once a year. A network of low-lying lands acts as natural retention and storage that captures floodwater, minimizing damage. An increase in the flood frequency has been observed in recent years. It is commonly perceived that this increase is caused by a rise in the frequency and severity of ‘very wet’ precipitation events. We conclude that land-use changes may have played a larger role in generating floods.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017

    The Kalu Ganga Basin in Sri Lanka is generally flooded once a year. A network of low-lying lands acts as natural retention and storage that captures floodwater, minimizing damage. An increase in the flood frequency has been observed in recent years. It is commonly perceived that this increase is caused by a rise in the frequency and severity of ‘very wet’ precipitation events. We conclude that land-use changes may have played a larger role in generating floods.

  4. Library Resource

    Opening Doors to the World

    Reports & Research
    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2017

    Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. This study, however, identifies a deeper reason: African cities are closed to the world.

  5. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    July, 2017

    One of the major consequences of expansive urban growth is the degradation and loss of productive agricultural land and agroecosystem functions. Four landscape metrics—Percentage of Land (PLAND), Mean Parcel Size (MPS), Parcel Density (PD), and Modified Simpson’s Diversity Index (MSDI)—were calculated for 1 km × 1 km cells along three 50 km-long transects that extend out from the Adelaide CBD, in order to analyze variations in landscape structures. Each transect has different land uses beyond the built-up area, and they differ in topography, soils, and rates of urban expansion.

  6. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    August, 2017
    Brazil

    Com as novas Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação (TICs) o turismo apropriou-se dessas ferramentas para o marketing e promoções de destinos turísticos. Em função disso o objetivo desse estudo foi diagnosticar a utilização das tecnologias de informação e comunicação que estão sendo utilizadas pelas empresas turísticas em Parnaíba/PI e Luís Correia/PI, seu relacionamento com clientes e sua utilização para divulgação de seus produtos e serviços.

  7. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    July, 2017
    Slovakia

    Urban expansion and its ecological footprint increases globally at an unprecedented scale and consequently, the importance of urban greenery assessment grows. The diversity and quality of urban green spaces (UGS) and human well-being are tightly linked, and UGS provide a wide range of ecosystem services (e.g., urban heat mitigation, stormwater infiltration, food security, physical recreation).

  8. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    June, 2017

    Este trabalho apresenta, além do referencial teórico construído, dados que foram coletados junto a radialistas e um historiador e pesquisador. Vale ressaltar que, na cidade, a população de profissionais que trabalham junto às rádios e instituições culturais é maior do que o número de entrevistados, pois os respondentes participaram voluntariamente desta investigação. Foram aplicados questionários compostos por perguntas fechadas, cujas respostas foram formatadas para que seguissem o esquema proposto por Likert.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    Italy

    The relationship between sustainable urban development and environmental sustainability is crucial to every strategy of urban transformation, renewal and regeneration. In particular, urban regeneration entails programmes of urban transformation that involve the rehabilitation of existing parts of a city, re-use previously built-up area and abandoned buildings, and redevelop blighted urban spaces to increase urban sustainability.

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