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Modeling in Support of Spatial Planning and Policy Making: The Example of Flanders

Lien Poelmans

in Modeling Cities and Regions As Complex Systems: From Theory to Planning Applications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029568
eISBN:
9780262331371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029568.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Flanders is a densely populated, highly urbanized region, with widespread urban sprawl threatening remaining agricultural and natural areas. Consequently spatial planning has recently become a ... More


Urban Sprawl, Climate Change, Oil Depletion, and Eco-Marxism

George A. Gonzalez

in Political Theory and Global Climate Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262220842
eISBN:
9780262285445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262220842.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter examines the relationship between urban sprawl, fossil fuel combustion, and climate change, through the lens of a neo-Marxist political economy. It begins by explaining that Marx’s ... More


The Role of Ecosystem Services in Contemporary Urban Planning

Johan Colding

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/9780199563562.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Urban sprawl is often characterised as a serious land use problem. It refers to the spread of urban congestion into adjoining suburbs and rural areas, often resulting in the loss of ecosystems and ... More


Land-Use and Surface-Cover as Urban Ecological Indicators

Stephan Pauleit and 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/9780199563562.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Land uses represent the different anthropogenic activities in a given area such as housing, commercial activities, transport, recreation, and farming. Surface cover is the physical result of land use ... More


Land: housing and urban densities

Tony Fitzpatrick

in Climate change and poverty: A new agenda for developed nations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447300878
eISBN:
9781447311744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300878.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses land, focusing upon housing markets and urban densities. It argues that housing-related poverty has risen due to a property boom, the decline in social housing and a shift in ... More


Impacts of Seasonal Small-scale Urbanization on Nest Predation and Bird Assemblages at Tourist Destinations

Marja-Liisa Kaisanlahti-Jokimäki, Jukka Jokimäki, Esa Huhta, and Pirkko Siikamäki

in Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273092
eISBN:
9780520953895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273092.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Northern tourist destinations are like towns with high numbers of people during the peak season and the urban structure of the nearby landscape. In this study, our aim was to investigate the effects ... More


Montreal in the Twentieth Century: Trajectories of a City under Strains

Michèle Dagenais

in New World Cities: Challenges of Urbanization and Globalization in the Americas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469648750
eISBN:
9781469648774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648750.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Montreal began the twentieth century as Canada’s primary city, its major port with an emerging industrial sector, ruled by an Anglophone Protestant elite while populated by a Francophone Catholic ... More


Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics

Alex Schafran

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520286443
eISBN:
9780520961678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286443.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

How could Northern California, the wealthiest and most politically progressive region in the United States, become one of the earliest epicenters of the foreclosure crisis? How could this region ... More


: James Turrell, Skyspaces: Opening An Eye to The Sky

Jeffrey L. Kosky

in Arts of Wonder: Enchanting Secularity - Walter De Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, Andy Goldsworthy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226451060
eISBN:
9780226451084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451084.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks into a clearing that stays so open that we see the distance out of which things come to be. What draws near in this clearing enters into this distance, where it is seen but not ... More


Challenges Anew

D. Clayton Brown

in King Cotton in Modern America: A Cultural, Political, and Economic History since 1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737981
eISBN:
9781604737998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737981.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the various challenges faced by the cotton industry. These include occupational illnesses such as byssinosis, or brown lung disease, which affects workers in cotton textile ... More


Crude Politics: The California Oil Market, 1900-1940

Paul Sabin

Philip Rousseau (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241985
eISBN:
9780520931145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241985.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Energy shortages, climate change, and the debate over national security have thrust oil policy to the forefront of American politics. How did Americans grow so dependent on petroleum, and what can we ... More


Progress

Nathalie Dessens

in Creole City: A Chronicle of Early American New Orleans

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060200
eISBN:
9780813050614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060200.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The years covered by Boze's correspondence were, in New Orleans, an extremely busy period of expansion and urbanization. The city was at the intersection of the old colonial world and the world of ... More


Urbanization

Ivan Turok

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0048
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses urban development in South Africa. The history of extensive state interference in urban development has left a harmful physical legacy that undermines economic performance and ... More


Epilogue

Todd M. Michney

in Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900-1980

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631943
eISBN:
9781469631967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631943.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

By the mid-1970s, upwardly mobile middle-class African Americans were increasingly departing neighbourhoods like Glenville, Mount Pleasant, and Lee-Harvard for a number of nearby bona fide suburbs. ... More


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