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Peer-reviewed publication
September 2020
China
Russia
United States of America

The rapid growth of China’s economy since the reform in 1978 should be largely attributed to urbanization. Nonetheless, in terms of farmland productivity, urbanization may lead to perverse incentives and thus threaten food security.

Peer-reviewed publication
September 2020
Italy
United States of America

The research presented in the paper intends to overcome an information gap on the evolution of urbanized surfaces in Italy which in the studies carried out so far have never been available. The only historical data on this form of land use date back to the 1950s, and were extracted from a national cartography created by the Military Geographic Institute.

Peer-reviewed publication
September 2020
Guinea
Oceania

Papua New Guinea is a country in Oceania that hosts unique rain forests and forest ecosystems which are crucial for sequestering atmospheric carbon, conserving biodiversity, supporting the livelihood of indigenous people, and underpinning the timber market of the country.

Peer-reviewed publication
September 2020
China

Worldwide urban spatial expansion has become a hot topic in recent decades. To develop effective urban growth containment strategies, it is important to understand the spatial patterns and driving forces of urban sprawl.

Peer-reviewed publication
September 2020
Ghana
Sub-Saharan Africa

Ghana is urbanising rapidly, and over half of the country’s population have lived in urban areas since 2010.

Peer-reviewed publication
September 2020
Germany
United States of America

In this study, a knowledge-based fuzzy classification method was used to classify possible soil-landforms in urban areas based on analysis of morphometric parameters (terrain attributes) derived from digital elevation models (DEMs).

Peer-reviewed publication
September 2020
Japan

Peri-urban agriculture (PUA) has been widely regarded as a sub-field of multifunctional agriculture for improving the sustainability of urban environments. However, urban sprawl has both negative and positive effects on peri-urban farming, and the research on this issue in Japan is insufficient.

Peer-reviewed publication
September 2020
Indonesia

The complexity of spatial use has an impact on poverty and the development of slum settlements towards a decrease in environmental quality.

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.

The Nexus Between Urban Land Governance and Climate Adaptation
Reports & Research
September 2020
Global

Informal settlements in areas that are already disaster prone are an increasing problem. Climate adaptation is also often used as an excuse fo evictions to redevelop sites in a more climate-proof manner in what is often referred to as ‘climate gentrification.

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