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Peer-reviewed publication
March 2021
Canada
Chile
Spain
United Kingdom
Greece
Mexico
Panama
Philippines
United States of America
South Africa
Southern Africa

Nature-based solutions (NbS) include all the landscape’s ecological components that have a function in the natural or urban ecosystem. Memorial Parking Trees (MPTs) are a new variant of a nature-based solution composed of a bioswale and a street tree allocated in the road, occupying a space that is sub-utilised by parked cars.

Peer-reviewed publication
February 2021
Central African Republic
Spain
France
Guatemala
Philippines
Romania
United States of America

Human–wildlife interactions (HWI) were frequent in the post-socialist period in the mountain range of Central European countries where forest habitats suffered transitions into built-up areas. Such is the case of the Upper Prahova Valley from Romania. In our study, we hypothesized that the increasing number of HWI after 1990 could be a potential consequence of woodland loss.

Peer-reviewed publication
December 2020
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Mexico
Peru
Philippines
South America
Central America

The urban planning ideas proposed by Jane Jacobs in the 1960s remain relevant to this day, promoting a perspective on the relationship between urban morphology and the community that takes into consideration the experiences of the people themselves in the planning of cities.

Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Philippines

Many Philippine species are at risk of extinction because of habitat loss and degradation driven by agricultural land use and land-use change. The Philippines is one of the world’s primary banana and pineapple producers. The input-intensive style of plantation agriculture for these typically exported crops has many adverse effects on the environment.

Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Central African Republic
Guatemala
United States of America
Philippines
Eastern Europe
Poland
United Kingdom
Spain
Germany

Allotment gardens are quite common in many European countries. In particular, they are an important part of the urban space in Central and Eastern Europe. They served to improve the inhabitants’ physical and mental well-being during the communist period and relieved the family budget thanks to their own crops.

Peer-reviewed publication
October 2020
Central African Republic
Guatemala
United States of America
Philippines
Eastern Europe
Czech Republic
Spain

In today’s agriculture, maize is considered to be one of the major feed, food and industrial crops. Cultivation of maize by inappropriate agricultural practices and on unsuitable sites is connected with specific risks of soil degradation, mainly due to water erosion of the soil.

Peer-reviewed publication
October 2020
Mexico
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Peru
Philippines

Urbanization of the countryside affects rural areas, especially in the immediate surroundings of large cities. Normally, this occurs as an unpromoted process, but in Chile, it is driven by the legal framework. This research focuses on rural residential plots (RRPs) around the capital city, Santiago.

Reports & Research
August 2020
Indonesia
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Malaysia
Philippines
Thailand
Vietnam
South-Eastern Asia

Forests play a crucial role in the fight against global climate change. The communities that live in and around forests are well-placed to carry out climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) recognizes that social forestry enables communities to manage forests sustainably.

Peer-reviewed publication
July 2020
Argentina
Belgium
Costa Rica
Ethiopia
Mexico
New Zealand
Panama
Philippines
Poland
United States of America
Venezuela

A singular and modest activist action, a temporary park created in San Francisco, grew into the global urban Park(ing) Day (PD) phenomenon. This tactical urbanism event not only expanded to be annually celebrated in thousands of parking lots all over the world but became an inspiration for urban planning and policy changes.

Reports & Research
May 2020
Philippines

We estimate how a shift towards a more extractive resource policy, brought about by a regulatory reform of the mining sector, affected civil conflict in the Philippines. Our empirical strategy uses a difference-in-differences approach that compares provinces with and without mineral deposits before and after the reform.

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