Urban Ecology in the Global South

Urban Ecology in the Global South

Against the background of unprecedented rates of urbanisation in the Global South, leading to massive social, economic and environmental transformations, this book engages with the dire need to understand the ecology of such settings as the ...

Author: Charlie M. Shackleton

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030676506

Category: Science

Page: 461

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Against the background of unprecedented rates of urbanisation in the Global South, leading to massive social, economic and environmental transformations, this book engages with the dire need to understand the ecology of such settings as the foundation for fostering sustainable and resilient human settlements in contexts that are very different to the Global North. It does so by bringing together scholars from around the world, drawing together research and case studies from across the Global South to illustrate, in an interdisciplinary and comprehensive fashion, the ecology of towns and cities in the Global South. Framed using a social-ecological systems lens, it provides the reader with an in-depth analysis and understanding of the ecological dynamics and ecosystem services and disservices within the complex and rapidly changing towns and cities of the Global South, a region with currently scarce representation in most of the urban ecology literature. As such the book makes a call for greater geographical balance in urban ecology research leading towards a more global understanding and frameworks. The book embraces the complexity of these rapid transformations for ecological and environmental management and how the ecosystems and the benefits they provide shape local ecologies, livelihood opportunities and human wellbeing, and how such knowledge can be mobilised towards improved urban design and management and thus urban sustainability.
Categories: Science

Urban Ecology and Human Health

Urban Ecology and Human Health

“Urban Green Infrastructure in the Global South,” in Urban Ecology in the Global South (Cham: Springer Nature). doi:10.1007/978-3-03067650-6_5 Ramaswami, A., Russell, A. G., Culligan, P. J., Sharma, K. R., and Kumar, E. (2016).

Author: Ian Douglas

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782832506127

Category: Science

Page: 150

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Categories: Science

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology

social and political processes that determine who has access to ecosystems, who benefits or alternately is impacted negatively ... While urban ecosystems in the Global North and South both comprise similar spaces such as parks, lakes, ...

Author: Ian Douglas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429015267

Category: Science

Page: 1328

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This second edition covers recent developments around the world with contributors from 33 different countries. It widens the handbook’s scope by including ecological design; consideration of cultural dimensions of the use and conservation of urban nature; the roles of government and civil society; and the continuing issues of equity and fairness in access to urban greenspaces. New features include an emphasis on the biophilic design of homes and workplaces, demonstrating the value of nature, in order to counter the still prevalent attitude among many developers that nature is a constraint rather than a value. The volume explores great practical achievements have occurred since the first edition, with many governments increasingly recognising and legislating on urban nature and green infrastructure matters, since cities play a major role in adapting to change, particularly to climate crisis. New topics such as the ecological role of light at night and human microbiota in the urban ecosystem are introduced. Additional attention is given to food production in cities, particularly the multiple roles of urban agriculture and household gardens in different contexts from wealthy communities to the poorest informal settlements in deprived communities. The emphasis is on demonstrating what can be achieved, and what is already being done. The book will help scholars and graduate students by providing an invaluable and up-to-date guide to current urban ecological thinking across the range of disciplines, such as geography, ecology, environmental science/studies, planning, urban studies, that converge in the study of towns and cities and urban design and living. It will also assist practitioners and civil society members in discovering the ways different specialists and thinkers approach urban nature.
Categories: Science

Urbanization in the Global South

Urbanization in the Global South

This book examines the challenges of urbanization in the global south and the linkages between urbanization, economic development and urban poverty from the perspectives of cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Author: Kala S Sridhar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000426298

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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This book examines the challenges of urbanization in the global south and the linkages between urbanization, economic development and urban poverty from the perspectives of cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It focuses on various aspects of urbanization ranging from food security and public services like sanitation, water and electricity to the finances of cities and externalities associated with the urbanization process. The volume also highlights the importance of participatory urban governance for cities in India with comparative perspectives from other countries. It further focuses on the urbanization of poverty, livelihood in urban areas, overconsumption and nutrition and ecology. Based on primary data, the chapters in the volume review trends, opportunities, challenges, governance and strategies of several countries at different levels of urbanization, with several case studies from India. This multidisciplinary volume will be of great interest to researchers and students of development studies, sociology, economics and urban planning and policy. It will also be useful for policymakers, think tanks and practitioners in the area of urbanization.
Categories: Political Science

Urban Geography in South Africa

Urban Geography in South Africa

This need is crucial as there is a historical disparity and lack of global South urban ecology literature (Du Toit, 2015). This disparity including the vast understudy of urban environmental change at continental level, ...

Author: Ruth Massey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030253691

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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This book embraces South Africa and its place in the Global South, providing a succinct theoretical and empirical analysis and discussion of urban issues in the country. There have been sporadic calls from the Urban Geography community for the development of an overarching and comprehensive text that explores contemporary processes and practices taking place in urban South Africa and, more widely, the Global South. This is an edited collection of chapters by leading urban theorists and practitioners working on various themes within urban South Africa and serves as a base for scholars and students interested in urban perspectives from countries in the Global South.
Categories: Social Science

Adsensory Urban Ecology Volume One

Adsensory Urban Ecology  Volume One

ecofeminist Care ethics in Eco-Sufficiency and Global Justice identifies capitalist production to be reliant on the ... the global South, the concept of metaYindustrial labour as application to NnowledgeYbased coding of urban ecological ...

Author: Pamela Odih

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527531239

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Adsensory sign technology, which depicts the human body as both object and subject of inscriptive advertising technologies, is integral to a western capitalist insurantial financialisation of health and wellbeing. Developing further the theme of adsensory technologies of the sign, in conjunction with Daniel Bell’s theory of the codification of knowledge as an axial feature of the structuring of post-industrial society, this book explores gentrification in heterotopic post-industrial urban spaces. It brings together case studies from London’s Grenfell Tower, exploring perilous façadism refurbishment and London’s Garden Bridge project and speculative capital regeneration. These studies illustrate, empirically, the extent to which advertising adsensory technologies have become integral to the gentrification of post-industrial urban spaces. Several of the case studies engage critically with the empirical observation that, in the post-industrial urban ecology of inner-city regeneration, adsensory technologies extend avariciously into the infrastructure of neoliberal, managerialist gentrification. In addition, the book explores the forms of capital accumulation which are emerging from the integration of adsensory technology into the gentrification of post-industrial urban spaces, and examines a new form of capital accumulation in inner-city gentrification, predicated on the (de)generative integrity of adsensory financialisation.
Categories: Social Science

Applied Urban Ecology

Applied Urban Ecology

Neither public nor private entities are well-suited to the needs of the urban poor in the global South: neither of these are capable of addressing the current barriers to the development of water infrastructure in such areas.

Author: Matthias Richter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444345001

Category: Science

Page: 300

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Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework explores ways in which the environmental quality of urban areas can be improved starting with existing environmental conditions and their dynamics. Written by an internationally renowned selection of scientists and practitioners, the book covers a broad range of established and novel approaches to applied urban ecology. Approaches chosen for the book are placed in the context of issues such as climate change, green- and open-space development, flood-risk assessment, threats to urban biodiversity, and increasing environmental pollution (especially in the “megacities” of newly industrialized countries). All topics covered were chosen because they are socially and socio-politically relevant today. Further topics covered include sustainable energy and budget management, urban water resource management, urban land management, and urban landscape planning and design. Throughout the book, concepts and methods are illustrated using case studies from around the world. A closing synopsis draws conclusions on how the findings of urban ecological research can be used in strategic urban management in the future. Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework is an advanced textbook for students, researchers and experienced practitioners in urban ecology and urban environmental research, planning, and practice.
Categories: Science

The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Futures

The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Futures

Ecosystem provisioning Ser- vices in Global South Cities. In C. M. Shackleton, S. S. Cilliers, E. Davoren, & M. J. D. Toit (Eds.), Urban ecology in the global south (pp. 203–226). New York: Springer International Publishing.

Author: Robert C. Brears

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030877453

Category: Social Science

Page: 2334

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While urban settlements are the drivers of the global economy and centres of learning, culture, and innovation and nations rely on competitive dynamic regions for their economic, social, and environmental objectives, urban centres and regions face a myriad of challenges that impact the ways in which people live and work, create wealth, and interact and connect with places. Rapid urbanisation is resulting in urban sprawl, rising emissions, urban poverty and high unemployment rates, housing affordability issues, lack of urban investment, low urban financial and governance capacities, rising inequality and urban crimes, environmental degradation, increasing vulnerability to natural disasters and so forth. At the regional level, low employment, low wage growth, scarce financial resources, climate change, waste and pollution, and rising urban peri-urban competition etc. are impacting the ability of regions to meet socio-economic development goals while protecting biodiversity. The response to these challenges has typically been the application of inadequate or piecemeal solutions, often as a result of fragmented decision-making and competing priorities, with numerous economic, environmental, and social consequences. In response, there is a growing movement towards viewing cities and regions as complex and sociotechnical in nature with people and communities interacting with one another and with objects, such as roads, buildings, transport links etc., within a range of urban and regional settings or contexts. This comprehensive MRW will provide readers with expert interdisciplinary knowledge on how urban centres and regions in locations of varying climates, lifestyles, income levels, and stages development are creating synergies and reducing trade-offs in the development of resilient, resource-efficient, environmentally friendly, liveable, socially equitable, integrated, and technology-enabled centres and regions.
Categories: Social Science

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology

Emerging Patterns and Social-Ecological Systems Pramit Verma, Pardeep Singh, Rishikesh Singh, A. S. Raghubanshi ... In far, too many reviews and books on the urban, fast-growing regions of the global South often get left out or ...

Author: Pramit Verma

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128207314

Category: Science

Page: 532

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Urban Ecology covers the latest theoretical and applied concepts in urban ecological research. This book covers the key environmental issues of urban ecosystems as well as the human-centric issues, particularly those of governance, economics, sociology and human health. The goal of Urban Ecology is to challenge readers’ thinking around urban ecology from a resource-based approach to a holistic and applied field for sustainable development. There are seven major themes of the book: emerging urban concepts and urbanization, land use/land cover change, urban social-ecological systems, urban environment, urban material balance, smart, healthy and sustainable cities and sustainable urban design. Within each section, key concepts such as monitoring the urbanization phenomena, land use cover, urban soil fluxes, urban metabolism, pollution and human health and sustainable cities are covered. Urban Ecology serves as a comprehensive and advanced book for students, researchers, practitioners and policymakers in urban ecology and urban environmental research, planning and practice. Includes global case studies from over 14 countries, providing a first-hand account of recent applications Covers the phenomena of sustainable transport, nutrient recovery and human health, among many others Examines environmental issues as well as social-ecological systems and governance
Categories: Science

Sports and The Global South

Sports and The Global South

... culture in the Global South is interdependent with inadequate and increasingly costly (deregulated) public transport in urban areas, which not only exacerbates bad living and working conditions but also vandalises the urban ecology ...

Author: S. Janaka Biyanwila

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319685021

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 375

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This book reimagines the pleasures of sports and provides a critical perspective from the Global South. Analysing the spread of sports markets in Sri Lanka along with a range of struggles, the book highlights how the celebration of ‘sportive nationalism,’ promoting sports markets in the Global South reinforces patriarchal ethno-nationalist authoritarian sports cultures. By explaining how the realm of social reproduction involving households and communities is integral for play and sports, the book challenges the market-driven ‘sports and development’ agenda while arguing for a ‘sports commons.’ By foregrounding issues of justice and care, the book highlights how struggles for recognition, redistribution and representation are central to reimagining sports within an alternative notion of work, play and resistance.
Categories: Sports & Recreation