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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 Urban ecology: its nature and challenges.

Discussions on urban ecology, as provided in this book, provide information on many foundational elements and formative forces in action in urban environments. In addition, the information provided demonstrates the importance and implications of urbanization-induced changes to the interactions...

ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242607)
Type
Book
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Cover for Trees, well-being and urban greening.

Trees have a positive impact on human health and well-being through multiple services including carbon sequestration, timber production, places for recreation, shade to protect from heat and air purification. However, an estimated 15 billion trees are cut down each year (based on 2000-2015 trends), ...

Author(s)
Milner, A.; Harris, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Relying on urban gardens for survival within the building of a modern city in Colombia.

This chapter investigates how displaced women in Medellín, Colombia, utilize urban gardens as a survival strategy in the face of food insecurity and tenuous support from local government. The gardens in Medellín are permitted under the guise of supporting displaced families, but also for preserving ...

Author(s)
Hammelman, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Theme park as a link between urban and rural territories.

This chapter presents a case study of a theme park in Quebec, Canada, and its regional integration. It analyses the place the park takes in the evolution of local planning, the flows of visitors, the narrative that the park puts forward, and the narrative that the local rural environment puts...

Author(s)
Lapointe, D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390141)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How to plan: the role of the planner and planning in the 21st century.

This chapter explores aspects of Ian Brown's career as a planner and in his current role, in planning for the needs of residents and tourists within an historic urban environment (Canterbury, UK). A case study on tourism within the city highlights the planning challenges of transport and the World...

Author(s)
Morpeth, N. D.; Brown, I.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644585)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Planning for tourists and residents in an historic destination - York UK.

This chapter provides a 50-year overview of how tourism has been organized and developed in the historic city of York (UK), through public-private partnerships. The chapter looks at how town planning has guided land uses in the city and, in a case study on transport, highlights how sustainability...

Author(s)
Tempest, I.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644585)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Historic cities as sustainable tourist destinations.

This chapter considers the possibilities of transforming historic cities into sustainable tourist destinations, and highlights the factors to consider in planning historic towns or cities for sustainability.

Author(s)
Travis, A. S.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937423)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil carbon: science, management and policy for multiple benefits.

This book contains 31 chapters, grouped into 7 parts, which provides a link between the complexity of the scientific knowledge on soil carbon, and how this knowledge can be applied for multiple benefits, and the complexity of the policy and practice arenas where soil and land management impact many ...

Author(s)
Banwart, S. A.; Noellemeyer, E.; Milne, E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Edinburgh: post-war urban planning and conservation in a World Heritage City.

This chapter looks at the city of Edinburgh's heritage resources and evaluates the post-war urban planning, heritage conservation planning, and tourism planning for the city. Edinburgh is an optimistic case study - for in tourism planning, the national and regional institutional mechanisms that...

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

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