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Cover for Urban agriculture: challenges and opportunities in urban water management and planning.

Africa is urbanizing rapidly, and many unemployed or poor people are trying to produce food in urban and peri-urban areas. Many local authorities see this as high-risk food production, mainly because of the risk of use of contaminated water. However, with good planning, urban gardens can supply...

Author(s)
Wesselow, M.; Kifunda, C.; Auerbach, R.; Siebenhüner, B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Urbanization, living standards and sustainability.

This chapter focuses on the negative and positive impact of urbanization and urban population growth on the environment and human health over the course of history. While urbanization creates challenges with waste disposal, air pollution and the provision of clean water, it enables economies of...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Strategic project Manresa 2022: using religious tourism as a keystone for the revitalization of a non-touristic and non-religious city.

This chapter relates the use of religious tourism to revitalize Manresa in Spain. It tries to answer the question of how it has been possible, on the basis of a historic religious event, to build and manage a strategic project for the economic, social and cultural revitalization of Manresa, a city...

Author(s)
Canal, R.; Holgado, E.; Puyol, S.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393197)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Does the culture of context matter in urban regeneration processes?

This chapter offers an interpretation of the recent theoretical debate on culture-led urban regeneration from the unusual perspective of cross-cultural management studies where the culture of context is conceived as a collective phenomenon, a pattern of values and principles which influences the...

Author(s)
Lucia, M. della; Trunfio, M.; Go, F. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646770)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Social memory and identity in the gentrifying neighbourhood of Tophane (Istanbul).

This chapter focuses on the complex relationships between heritage, urban renewals and tourism and uses a micro-scale case study of Tophane, an Istanbul neighbourhood which has recently been undergoing rapid changes. In particular, it looks into how different local economic, social and ethnic...

Author(s)
Schuitema, K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646770)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The importance of soil quality in the safe practice of urban agriculture in Zimbabwe, Kenya and South Africa.

This chapter explores urban agriculture in Africa, which to date has had relatively little exposure in the academic literature. Further, this chapter focuses on three major cities across the continent: Harare (Zimbabwe), Nairobi (Kenya) and Johannesburg (South Africa). In each case, an overview is...

Author(s)
Chipungu, L.; Magidimisha, H. H.; Hardman, M.; Beesley, L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642109)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Post-industrial urban centre landscape transformation: central Birmingham (UK) as a test case 1960-2010.

This chapter describes the various strategies that were employed as part of a complex process of transformation of the physical infrastructure and associated building superstructure of central Birmingham to create an urban environment of great quality, in which inherited resources (both natural and ...

Author(s)
Travis, A. S.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937423)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rural tourism.

This chapter focuses on rural communities in particular and explores the concept of 'the countryside' and the theme of rural tourism. The chapter provides a definition of the countryside and addresses the relationship between rural tourism and rural life. Included is an exploration of the themes of ...

Author(s)
Farrell, H.; Russell, S.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936846)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ontario's Greenbelt and places to grow legislation: impacts on the future of the countryside and the rural economy.

This chapter examines the background to the restrictive policies of urban containment and rural development presented in the Greenbelt Plan; and now that they are in place, it critiques a number of contentious issues associated with urban and rural development in the future. First, this new...

Author(s)
Gayler, H. J.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935818)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Events and sustainable urban regeneration.

The purpose of this chapter is to evaluate if and how major events can deliver sustainable regeneration for host cities. The chapter begins by defining the key terms: regeneration, event regeneration and sustainable event regeneration. It then uses the recognized dimensions of sustainable urban...

Author(s)
Smith, A.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935245)
Type
Book chapter

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