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Changing Contexts and Emerging Vulnerabilities

Robin M. Leichenko and Karen L. O'Brien

in Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195177329
eISBN:
9780199869800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177329.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter demonstrates how processes of global change are affecting vulnerability to all types of shocks and extreme events in urban areas. It first shows how both processes are altering ... More


Social Work Practice in Nontraditional Urban Settings

Melvin Delgado

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195112481
eISBN:
9780199865826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112481.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

In an era of diminishing resources, communities that have historically been served by professionals in established social service settings can no longer rely on outside resources and assistance to ... More


Conservation in human‐modified landscapes

Lian Pin Koh and Toby A. Gardner

in Conservation Biology for All

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199554232
eISBN:
9780191720666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554232.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Lian Pin Koh and Toby A. Gardner discuss the challenges of conserving biodiversity in degraded and modified landscapes with a focus on the tropical terrestrial biome in this chapter. Given that ... More


Struggles over Influx Control Legislation

Deborah Posel

in The Making of Apartheid 1948–1961: Conflict and Compromise

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273349
eISBN:
9780191684036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273349.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The legislative foundations of the influx control policy during the first phase of Apartheid were laid during the Nationalist government's first term of office, between 1948 and 1953. This chapter ... More


Influx Control and African Urbanisation

Deborah Posel

in The Making of Apartheid 1948–1961: Conflict and Compromise

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273349
eISBN:
9780191684036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273349.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the failed attempts of the Native Affairs Department (NAD) to curb African urbanisation. It examines why the settled urban African communities in ‘white’ areas continued to ... More


The Resurgent City

Allen J. Scott

in Social Economy of the Metropolis: Cognitive-Cultural Capitalism and the Global Resurgence of Cities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549306
eISBN:
9780191701511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter deals with how modern cities (and large metropolitan areas) have changed over time, how they dealt with urbanization, and the discussion of issues that arose from these changes. It ... More


Production and Work in the American Metropolis

Allen J. Scott

in Social Economy of the Metropolis: Cognitive-Cultural Capitalism and the Global Resurgence of Cities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549306
eISBN:
9780191701511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter analyses the economic structure of American metropolitan areas, and the forms of production that contribute to its urbanization. It begins by revealing statistical points of growth and ... More


National urban policies for deprived urban areas: the birth of Area-Based Initiatives

Rene Peter Hohmann

in Regenerating deprived urban areas: A cross national analysis of area-based initiatives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447310785
eISBN:
9781447310808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310785.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The chapter provides an overview of the legacy and emergence of Area-based Initiatives in England and Germany. In England a considerable history of area-targeted policy approaches to the ... More


Norman Street: Poverty and Politics in an Urban Neighborhood, Updated Edition

Ida Susser

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195367317
eISBN:
9780199951192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367317.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Urban and Rural Studies

This book presents an examination of a scenario that appears likely to be played out again and again as federal budget policies result in reduced services for urban areas across the United States. ... More


Social Security in China: A Historical Perspective *

Ehtisham Ahmad and Athar Hussain

in Social Security in Developing Countries

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233008
eISBN:
9780191678967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233008.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides a schematic historical background, relevant for the present purposes, and presents an overview of social security in China. It discusses the details of the social-security ... More


Integrated approaches for infrastructure

Charles Leyeka Lufumpa, Maurice Mubila, and Tito Yepes

in Infrastructure in Africa: Lessons for Future Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447326632
eISBN:
9781447326663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326632.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Given some of the key infrastructure challenges facing the continent, what is needed is a regionally integrated approach to confront these infrastructure challenges. The two main pillars of the ... More


Taiwan

Anne Chao, C. K. Law, P. C. Li, and Paul S. F. Yip

in Suicide in Asia: Causes and Prevention

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099425
eISBN:
9789882207431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099425.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter presents an overview of suicide in Taiwan to set out a timely and cost effective measure for preventing suicide in the future. It first presents the epidemiological profile of those who ... More


The importance of wooded urban green areas for breeding birds: a case study from Northern Finland

Jukka Jokimäki, Marja-Liisa Kaisanlahti-Jokimäki, and Pilar Carbó-Ramírez

in Avian Urban Ecology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199661572
eISBN:
9780191810176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199661572.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter analyses the impact of urban wooded green areas on assemblages of breeding birds, using case data from the town of Rovaniemi in northern Finland. It shows that breeding populations are ... More


Afterword

Nicole M. Ardoin, Alan Reid, Heila Lotz-Sisitka, and Édgar J. González Gaudian

in Urban Environmental Education Review

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501705823
eISBN:
9781501712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705823.003.0032
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book has discussed academic debates and practices in urban environmental education. It has highlighted challenges and opportunities facing the field of environmental education in general and ... More


Introduction

Jürgen H. Breuste

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This section introduces the concept of ecology in cities by describing the physical properties of urban areas that ‘set the scene’ for urban ecology. It consists of four chapters that discuss ... More


Securing an urban renaissance: Crime, community, and British urban policy

Rowland Atkinson and Gesa Helms (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348159
eISBN:
9781447303329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348159.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book adds weight to an emerging argument which suggests that policies in place to make cities better places are inextricably linked to an attempt to civilise, pacify, and regulate crime and ... More


Marketing Schools, Marketing Cities: Who Wins and Who Loses When Schools Become Urban Amenities

Maia Bloomfield Cucchiara

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226016658
eISBN:
9780226016962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016962.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Discuss real estate with any young family and the subject of schools is certain to come up—in fact, it will likely be a crucial factor in determining where that family lives. Not merely institutions ... More


Social Security for the Urban Poor: A Study in Gujarat

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman

in The Long Road to Social Security: Assessing the Implementation of National Social Security Initiatives for the Working Poor in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090311
eISBN:
9780199082490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090311.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Approximately 377 million of India’s 1.2 billion population live in urban areas, 95 million of whom live below poverty line. Although urban areas have a lower incidence of poverty compared to rural ... More


Did the Death of Distance Hurt Detroit and Help New York?

Edward L. Glaeser and Giacomo A. M. Ponzetto (eds)

in Agglomeration Economics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226297897
eISBN:
9780226297927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297927.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter advances the hypothesis that improvements in transportation and communication technology can explain both the decline of Detroit and the reinvigoration of Manhattan. A model illustrates ... More


The Role of Waqf in Shaping and Preserving Urban Areas: The Historical Commercial Center of Adana

Tuba Akar (ed.)

in Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774163937
eISBN:
9781617970924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163937.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the impact of waqf on built urban areas in terms of formation, development, and preservation. It examines the case study of the historical commercial center of the city of Adana ... More


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