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Expanding the Landscape: Applying Patch Dynamics to Social-Ecological Systems

J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch

in The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter lays out the concept and framework for a “patch dynamics” approach and briefly reviews its contributions to describing and quantifying patterns and changes in spatial heterogeneity of ... More


From Baltimore to Bangkok: Interdisciplinary Issues and Strategies

J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch

in The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter examines the interdisciplinary issues and strategies relevant to a patch dynamics approach as it is applied to urban ecological systems. Many of the issues are common to a wide range of ... More


The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology

J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch

in The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This introductory chapter examines Baltimore as a key site for the development of a new approach to urban ecology: an ecology of cities. This approach is based on four propositions. First, the ... More


The Shape of the Secular City

Harvey Cox

in The Secular City: Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158853
eISBN:
9781400848850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158853.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the shape of the secular city, illustrating two characteristic components of the social shape of the modern metropolis: anonymity and mobility. Not only are anonymity and ... More


Environment and Natural Resources

Ian Coxhead and Sisira Jayasuriya

in The Philippine Economy: Development, Policies, and Challenges

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158984
eISBN:
9780199869107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158989.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Discusses the state of the Philippine environment by studying the trends of available data on environmental quality and natural resource degradation, and comparing them with those of other Asian ... More


Transport in a sustainable urban future

Iain Docherty and Jon Shaw

in The Future of Sustainable Cities: Critical Reflections

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426673
eISBN:
9781447305545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426673.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores debates over how the role of the car and related policy developments, including neoliberalism, new realism, and the competitiveness agenda, have shaped city transport systems ... More


The Divergent Development of Urban Regions

Michael Storper, Thomas Kemeny, Naji Philip Makarem, and Taner Osman

in The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804789400
eISBN:
9780804796026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789400.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Economic development is geographically uneven; incomes differ widely across places. After a long period during which incomes tended to become more even across cities and regions within developed ... More


From a Compact City into a Metropolis

Philip Mark Plotch

in Last Subway: The Long Wait for the Next Train in New York City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780801453663
eISBN:
9781501745034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453663.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses how the creation of an urban transportation system transformed New York City. After private railroad companies built tracks for elevated railroads (Els) above the city's ... More


City-Size Distributions in a Quasi-Open Economy: The India Evidence

Om Prakash Mathur

in Cities of Dragons and Elephants: Urbanization and Urban Development in China and India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198829225
eISBN:
9780191867620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829225.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines India’s urbanization and urban system. It shows that urbanization in India continues to be driven by natural increase and reclassification of rural settlements into urban, with ... More


Introduction

Eliza Hartrich

in Politics and the Urban Sector in Fifteenth-Century England, 1413-1471

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844426
eISBN:
9780191879975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844426.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This introduction suggests that political practices, discourses, and events in fifteenth-century England were shaped by the experiences of those who governed, lived in, and travelled through towns. ... More


Imagining the Cognitive City

John E. Kelly and Steve Hamm

in Smart Machines: IBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168564
eISBN:
9780231537278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168564.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter identifies the role that cognitive systems could play in city life. City leaders and sociologists often talk about the importance of the holistic approach in solving a city's problems. ... More


Food justice and the city

Jane Midgley and Helen Coulson

in Justice and Fairness in the City: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to 'Ordinary' Cities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447318385
eISBN:
9781447318408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318385.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter introduces and critically discusses the concept of food justice; broadly conceived as the inter-relation between social justice and environmental justice as these issues are expressed ... More


Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.

Ashanté M. Reese

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651507
eISBN:
9781469651521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651507.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this book, Ashanté M. Reese makes clear the structural forces that determine food access in urban areas, highlighting Black residents’ navigation of and resistance to unequal food distribution ... More


Cities of Dragons and Elephants: Urbanization and Urban Development in China and India

Guanghua Wan and Ming Lu (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198829225
eISBN:
9780191867620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829225.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book offers a systematic and comparative study on urbanization and urban development in China and India. Contributed by a team of top experts from China and India, it contains original research ... More


Multi-Level Framework

William B. Rouse

in Failure Management: Malfunctions of Technologies, Organizations, and Society

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198870999
eISBN:
9780191914119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870999.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Innovation

This chapter broadens the perspective on causes of failures, enabling the deeper analyses of subsequent chapters addressing proximate, distal, and ultimate causes. The rich history of multi-level ... More


Introduction

Guanghua Wan and Ming Lu (eds)

in Cities of Dragons and Elephants: Urbanization and Urban Development in China and India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198829225
eISBN:
9780191867620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829225.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides an Introduction to the edited volume. After briefly outlining the background on urbanization in Asia, it discusses the benefits and costs of urbanization, leading to the ... More


The Two-Degree Solution

Michael D. Stein and Sandro Galea

in Pained: Uncomfortable Conversations about the Public's Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197510384
eISBN:
9780197510414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510384.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter highlights possible solutions to avoid global warming and its consequences for health. An energy policy firm, Energy Innovation, created a model on how current energy policies would ... More


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