By Geoff O'Brien,Phil O'Keefe

ISBN-10: 0415600936

ISBN-13: 9780415600934

ISBN-10: 0415600944

ISBN-13: 9780415600941

Climate swap is the one biggest risk to the attainment of the Millennium improvement targets (MDGs) and sustainable improvement. Addressing weather threat is a problem for all. This ebook demands higher collaboration among weather groups and catastrophe improvement groups. In discussing this, the ebook will assessment the ways utilized by every one neighborhood to lessen the hostile results of weather swap. One region that gives a few promise for bringing jointly those groups is thru the idea that of resilience. This time period is more and more utilized in every one group to explain a technique that embeds means to answer and focus on disruptive occasions. This emphasizes an procedure that's extra concerned about pre-event making plans and utilizing suggestions to construct resilience to dangers in an version framework. The ebook will finish by means of comparing the scope for a holistic strategy the place those groups can successfully give a contribution to development groups which are resilient to weather pushed hazards.

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By Kevin R. Cox

ISBN-10: 1462512836

ISBN-13: 9781462512836

ISBN-10: 1462512895

ISBN-13: 9781462512898

This booklet cogently examines how human geography has built from a box with restricted self-awareness relating to technique and concept to the colourful learn of society and area that it truly is at the present time. Kevin R. Cox offers an interpretive, serious point of view on Anglo-American geographic notion within the twentieth and twenty first centuries. He probes the effect of the spatial-quantitative revolution and geography's engagement with different social sciences, relatively in social idea. Key techniques and theories within the box are defined and illustrated with instructive examine examples. Cox explores either how new techniques to human geography get built and what each one college of idea has contributed to figuring out the realm during which we live.

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By Rudi Hartmann,Jing'ai Wang,Tao Ye

ISBN-10: 9401778051

ISBN-13: 9789401778053

ISBN-10: 9401787913

ISBN-13: 9789401787918

The ebook is the end result of a distinct enterprise: a staff of chinese language geographers and a workforce of yankee geographers collaborated on a brand new Comparative Geography of China and the USA. The booklet meets a excessive call for for comparative information regarding China and the us, because the domestic of the 2 major economies in a globalizing global. Comparisons of the 2 international locations comprise the similarities and adjustments of their actual environments and traditional risks, the expansion and altering spatial distribution of inhabitants and ethnic teams in China and the united states, traditions and modern neighborhood expressions of agriculture and nutrients creation in addition to the speedily altering city and business styles in either international locations. The publication additionally highlights the 2 nations’ interconnectedness, in exchange and within the trade of cultural, social, medical & technological info. the amount serves as a huge source in geographic schooling because it contributes to a greater and extra complete knowing of the formation and improvement of the 2 international locations’ easy geographical styles and processes.

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By Matthias Bernt,Heike Liebmann

ISBN-10: 3531185969

ISBN-13: 9783531185965

Globale wirtschaftliche Restrukturierungsprozesse, interregionale Wanderungen und demo-graphischer Wandel führen zu einer Verschärfung räumlicher Disparitäten. Die Folge sind peripherisierte Räume, die eine Bündelung von Entwicklungsnachteilen und Problemlagen kennzeichnet. Doch auch innerhalb dieser Räume sind unterschiedliche Entwicklungsdynamiken zu beobachten. Wachstums-, Stagnations- und Schrumpfungsprozesse liegen dabei zeitlich und räumlich häufig eng beieinander und die Ansätze der Stadtpolitik im Umgang mit Peripherisierungsprozessen unterschieden sich stark. Diese unterschiedlichen Entwicklungsverläufe, Governanceformen und strategischen Neupositionierungen von Städten sind Thema des Buches. Im Mittelpunkt steht dabei die Frage, welche Handlungsmöglichkeiten und -logiken den Umgang lokaler Akteure mit Peripherisierungsprozessen prägen.

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By Marc Epprecht

ISBN-10: 0773547738

ISBN-13: 9780773547735

ISBN-10: 0773547746

ISBN-13: 9780773547742

within the coming a long time, the majority of Africa's expected city inhabitants progress will ensue in smaller towns. Failure to regulate environmental and public illnesses in a single such aspiring urban, Edendale, has fostered critical pollutants, doubtless intractable poverty, and gender inequalities that at once gasoline one of many worst HIV/AIDS pandemics on this planet.

A nuanced and well timed presentation of South African responses to altering occasions, stipulations, possibilities, and kingdom interventions, Welcome to bigger Edendale reconstructs approximately centuries of contestation over land, governance, human rights, identification, housing, sanitation, public future health, and the which means of improvement. Bringing gender and well-being matters to the foreground, Marc Epprecht finds many unforeseen or forgotten triumphs opposed to environmental injustice, but additionally unsettling continuities among colonial, apartheid, and post-apartheid regulations to spur financial development. Sheltered from the glare of nationwide media and sometimes neglected by way of students, smaller towns like Edendale allure political patronage, corruption, and violent protests, whereas quick weather switch grants to additional pressure their infrastructure, social providers, and public health.

A demanding, cutting edge, and considerate exam of the historical past and politics of South Africa, Welcome to bigger Edendale questions the typical assumptions embedded in environmental coverage, gender family, democracy, and the neoliberal version of improvement during which such a lot of African towns are ensnared.

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By Vincent Tucker

ISBN-10: 0714643378

ISBN-13: 9780714643373

What does cultural research need to supply improvement stories? Is tradition a brand new paradigm for the examine of improvement or a minefield of theoretical confusion? do we stream past notions of world tradition' and native tradition' to a extra subtle idea of cultural processes?
This choice of articles addresses those matters offering a range of methods. issues particularly run throughout the contributions: the connection among tradition and political economic climate and the connection among neighborhood and worldwide processes.

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By Luigi Manca,Jean-Marie Kauth,Chris Birks,Elizabeth Dobbins,Pierpaolo Duce,Federico G. Francioni,Elizabeth Kubek,Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy,Sean Scanlan,Timothy Marin,Joaquín Montero,Kit O'Toole,Maria Lucia Piga,William Scarlato,Anne Marie Smith,Craig Stark

ISBN-10: 1498528880

ISBN-13: 9781498528887

ISBN-10: 1498528902

ISBN-13: 9781498528900

This is a set of essays in regards to the media, the surroundings, and the entire of humanity on the verge of collapse of extinction. because the calls for of overpopulation and of an unsustainable client economic system dry up current typical assets and spoil important ecosystems that we have to live to tell the tale, the corporate-controlled media saturate around the world audiences with a barrage of hypnotic photographs and narratives to stimulate over-consumption and to distract us from the results of rampant consumerism, whereas final silent in regards to the systematic destruction of our environment and our destiny.

Academicians from the around the sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts interact in an interdisciplinary dialogue trained via a imaginative and prescient of an interconnected humanity and taken with the position of the media in forging public discourse.

Contributors to the gathering argue that today’s media are failing humanity. instead of delivering photos of fact on which the world’s voters can act, the corporate-controlled media are favourite as tools of business and political propaganda, growing a tremendous net of pictures and narratives that their creators understand to be no longer true–-fabrications designed to promote, to control, in a feeling to enslave around the world audiences.

At the center of the dialogue during this publication is a utopian imaginative and prescient of 1 unified humanity—billions of individuals whose destinies and goals are imbricated and interdependent, and who percentage an identical global, an identical habitats. it's a imaginative and prescient of a global that cherishes range yet is usually united—a global the place our modifications are not any longer a reason for clash and the place separate international locations or separate ethnic or spiritual groups not need to compete or salary conflict to take advantage of on hand assets. As extensions of people, the media should be tools of salvation rather than destruction, liberation rather than oppression. yet first, we needs to realize the demanding situations we face.

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By Elizabeth Hallam,Tim Ingold,Dr Hallam Elizabeth,Professor Ingold Tim

ISBN-10: 140943642X

ISBN-13: 9781409436423

Making and turning out to be brings jointly the most recent paintings within the fields of anthropology and fabric tradition experiences to discover the diversities - and the relation - among making issues and starting to be issues, and among issues which are made and issues that develop. although the previous are usually considered as artefacts and the latter as organisms, the ebook calls this contrast into query, interpreting the consequences for our knowing of fabrics, layout and creativity.

Grounding their arguments in case experiences from assorted areas and old sessions, the individuals to this quantity exhibit how making and becoming provide upward push to co-produced and at the same time enhancing organisms and artefacts, together with human people. They attend to the homes of fabrics and to the kinds of wisdom and sensory adventure serious about those techniques, and discover the dynamics of creating and undoing, turning out to be and decomposition. The e-book may be of huge curiosity to students within the fields of anthropology, archaeology, fabric tradition stories, heritage and sociology.

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By Ari Kelman

ISBN-10: 0520234324

ISBN-13: 9780520234321

ISBN-10: 0520234332

ISBN-13: 9780520234338

This attractive environmental heritage explores the increase, fall, and rebirth of 1 of the nation's most crucial city public landscapes, and extra considerably, the function public areas play in shaping people's relationships with the flora and fauna. Ari Kelman specializes in the battles fought over New Orleans's waterfront, studying the hyperlink among a river and its urban and monitoring the clash among private and non-private keep watch over of the river. He describes the influence of floods, disorder, and altering applied sciences on New Orleans's interactions with the Mississippi. contemplating how town grew distant—culturally and spatially—from the river, this booklet argues that city components offer a wealthy resource for figuring out people's connections with nature, and in flip, nature's influence on human history.

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By Bernd Streich

ISBN-10: 3531177095

ISBN-13: 9783531177090

Das Buch befasst sich umfassend mit dem Thema Stadtplanung unter den Rahmenbedingungen der Wissensgesellschaft. In eleven Kapiteln werden alle wichtigen Aspekte der Stadtplanung thematisiert. Städtebauliche Planungstheorie, institutionelle Grundlagen und Methoden werden ebenso behandelt wie die Planung von Stadtstrukturen, die Gestaltung von Städten oder das städtebauliche Planungsrecht. Vertiefende Kapitel sind Stadterneuerung, Stadtentwicklung sowie den internationalen Beziehungsgeflechten der Stadtplanung gewidmet; den Abschluss macht ein Kapitel über utopisches Denken in der Stadtplanung. Der Textteil des Buches wird durch digitale Medien - DVD und Internetauftritt - ergänzt.

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