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

    Informes e investigaciones
    Diciembre, 2018
    Brasil, 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.

  2. Library Resource
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    Lessons from Adaptation Pilots in the Rainfed Regions of India

    Recursos y herramientas de capacitación
    Agosto, 2015
    India

    This report helps policy makers, practitioners and funding agencies identify emerging adaptation good practices and the conditions necessary for scaling up those good practices to achieve adaptation success at scale.

  3. Library Resource

    Volume 8 Issue 12

    Publicación revisada por pares
    Diciembre, 2019
    Global

    The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification defines ‘land degradation’ as a reduction or loss of the biological and economic productivity resulting from land-use mismanagement, or a combination of processes, such as soil erosion, deterioration of soil properties, and loss of natural vegetation and biodiversity. Land degradation is hence an interactive process involving multiple factors, among which climate, land-use, economic dynamics and socio-demographic forces play a key role.

  4. Library Resource

    Volume 8 Issue 12

    Publicación revisada por pares
    Diciembre, 2019
    Jordania

    The character of Amman, Jordan, as the "City of Waters"—referring to the abundance of water flowing in its known stream—has faded away because of the municipal policy to cover the stream in the 1960s which gradually changed the ecological character. This paper traces and explores the impacts of stream-coverage policy on the city character, morphology and land use changes. The purpose is to understand how an engineered problem-solving policy changed physical and perceptive factors and affected the character of the city.

  5. Library Resource

    Volume 8 Issue 12

    Publicación revisada por pares
    Diciembre, 2019
    China

    Due to their long-term dual structures and rapid urbanization, cities and villages in developing countries are undergoing the challenges of urban-rural integration and ecological security. This study aims to determine the pattern of urban-rural spatial structures under the circumstances of ecological security in the future to promote the integrated, coordinated, green, and sustainable development of urban-rural spaces.

  6. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 1

    Publicación revisada por pares
    Enero, 2020
    Grecia, Europa

    Mediterranean regions are likely to be the most vulnerable areas to wildfires in Europe. In this context, land-use change has promoted land abandonment and the consequent accumulation of biomass (fuel) in (progressively less managed) forests and (non-forest) natural land, causing higher fire density and severity, economic damage, and land degradation. The expansion of Wildland-Urban Interfaces (WUIs) further affects fire density by negatively impacting peri-urban farming and livestock density.

  7. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 1

    Publicación revisada por pares
    Enero, 2020
    Europa

    The concept of a nature-based solution (NBS) has been developed in order to operationalize an ecosystem services approach within spatial planning policies and practices, to fully integrate the ecological dimension, and, at the same time, to address current societal challenges in cities. It exceeds the bounds of traditional approaches that aim ‘to protect and preserve’ by considering enhancing, restoring, co-creating, and co-designing urban green networks with nature that are characterized by multifunctionality and connectivity.

  8. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 1

    Publicación revisada por pares
    Enero, 2020
    Australia, Estados Unidos de América, Reino Unido, Alemania, China

    Land degradation is a global issue receiving much attention currently. In order to objectively reveal the research situation of land degradation, bibliometrix and biblioshiny software packages have been used to conduct data mining and quantitative analysis on research papers in the fields of land degradation during 1990–2019 (data update time was 8 April 2019) in the Web of Science core collection database. The results show that: (1) during the past 20 years, the number of papers on land degradation has increased.

  9. News
    Why Rattan Manjari Fights for Tribal Women's Land Rights in Himachal Pradesh
    6 Enero 2020
    India

    When Manjari was 23, she was elected the first woman pradhan in her village as well as in all of Himachal Pradesh. She hasn't looked back since.

     

     

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