Ecosystem and Territorial Resilience

Ecosystem and Territorial Resilience
Author: Emmanuel Garbolino,Christine Voiron-Canicio
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 0128182164
ISBN 13: 9780128182161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem and Territorial Resilience Book Review:

Ecosystem and Territorial Resilience: A Geoprospective Approach provides a full review of the geoprospective approach and how it can be used in planning for and implementing environmental and territorial resilience measures. The geoprospective approach is a way to predict and assess for future risks, and is a comprehensive method for identifying and addressing potential change impacts. In addition to the main concepts and methods of this approach, the book presents applications and case studies for different spatio-temporal scales and problems related to the degradation of socio-ecosystems, as well as applying the geoprospective approach to environmental and urban planning. The book offers an interdisciplinary perspective, tying in concepts and techniques from geography, including spatial analysis methods, modelling, and GIS, to address issues of ecological impacts of climate change, urban risk and resilience, land use changes, coastal impacts, and sustainable development and potential of adaptability. This book is a unique and integral resource for policy makers, environmental and territorial managers, scientists, engineers, consultants, and graduate students interested in anticipating future change in socio-ecosystems. • Introduces the geoprospective approach to assess the impact of global changes on socio-ecosystems, and potential risk situations for ecosystems and society • Includes geographical techniques such as spatial analysis methods, modeling, and GIS to address various climate change issues and to detect vulnerabilities vs adaptive capacities of spatial systems • Provides case studies as well as interviews with planners and policy makers regarding their views on territorial planning and expectations of the geoprospective

Ecosystems of Resilience Practices

Ecosystems of Resilience Practices
Author: Angela Colucci,Giulia Pesaro
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2021-11-15
ISBN 10: 9780128191989
ISBN 13: 0128191988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystems of Resilience Practices Book Review:

Ecosystems of Resilience Practices: Contributions for Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation focuses on resilience in action by exploring and providing approaches, perspectives, toolboxes, and theoretical discourses for the improvement and enhancement of territorial and community resilience practices towards sustainability and climate change mitigation/adaptation. The book develops a set of tools and design criteria to support the dissemination of resilience practices. This new toolset will support the expansion and reinforcement of resilience practices and the building of solutions related to climate change. The book is divided into three sections: Section one investigates the contribution this kind of resilience approach could have on sustainable development goals as related to climate change. It also includes other environmental challenges such as ecosystem resilience in the face of climate change. Chapters dedicated to exploring the issues for a renovated governance of territorial transformation processes are included. Section two focuses on the eco-systems of resilience practices characterization, including discourses on international networking of transitions initiatives. Section three presents operative guidelines, instruments, and proposals for the resilience practices "stabilization," "blooming," and "up scaling," aiming at a more effective and consistent contribution of resilience practices in reaching sustainability, adaptation goals, and scenarios at local and global scales. Focuses on resilience practices, including effective transformation processes providing an overview of practices goals, sectors, and solutions to problems raised Includes toolboxes and solutions showing the reader a systematic and stable approach, moving from a conceptual framework to actual practice Presents a multilevel and multidisciplinary approach, allowing the reader to understand how to integrate and reconnect discourses on risk management, climate change, and social, economic, and creative innovation

Social Ecological Resilience and Law

Social Ecological Resilience and Law
Author: Ahjond S. Garmestani,Craig R. Allen
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN 10: 0231536356
ISBN 13: 9780231536356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Ecological Resilience and Law Book Review:

Environmental law envisions ecological systems as existing in an equilibrium state, reinforcing a rigid legal framework unable to absorb rapid environmental changes and innovations in sustainability. For the past four decades, "resilience theory," which embraces uncertainty and nonlinear dynamics in complex adaptive systems, has provided a robust, invaluable foundation for sound environmental management. Reforming American law to incorporate this knowledge is the key to sustainability. This volume features top legal and resilience scholars speaking on resilience theory and its legal applications to climate change, biodiversity, national parks, and water law.

Territorial Ecology and Socio ecological Transition

Territorial Ecology and Socio ecological Transition
Author: Nicolas Buclet
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN 10: 1119821355
ISBN 13: 9781119821359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Territorial Ecology and Socio ecological Transition Book Review:

In the same realm as social ecology, industrial ecology and the circular economy, a new interdisciplinary field is growing: territorial ecology. Based on the analysis of the metabolism of human societies at a local level, it helps us diagnose a socioecosystem. This diagnostic is not only based on what is circulating, but also on how it is organized and why. Who is at the origin of a flow? What are their motivations? Who has the power to make decisions about it? This methodology, taking into account both the material description of human societies and the analysis of decisionmaking processes, might also be relevant for territorial diagnostics. It leads us to a systemic view of the consequences of individual and collective actions on the sustainability of local socio ecosystems. Socio-ecological transition implies a substantial evolution of human societies. Innovation, be it technological, organizational or social, is intrinsically involved in this evolution. However, if transition calls for disruptive rather than incremental innovations, we must also assess these innovations with a systemic view of their consequences.

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social Ecological Systems

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social Ecological Systems
Author: Reinette Biggs,Alta de Vos,Rika Preiser,Hayley Clements,Kristine Maciejewski,Maja Schlüter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2021-07-29
ISBN 10: 1000401510
ISBN 13: 9781000401516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social Ecological Systems Book Review:

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social-Ecological Systems provides a synthetic guide to the range of methods that can be employed in social-ecological systems (SES) research. The book is primarily targeted at graduate students, lecturers and researchers working on SES, and has been written in a style that is accessible to readers entering the field from a variety of different disciplinary backgrounds. Each chapter discusses the types of SES questions to which the particular methods are suited and the potential resources and skills required for their implementation, and provides practical examples of the application of the methods. In addition, the book contains a conceptual and practical introduction to SES research, a discussion of key gaps and frontiers in SES research methods, and a glossary of key terms in SES research. Contributions from 97 different authors, situated at SES research hubs in 16 countries around the world, including South Africa, Sweden, Germany and Australia, bring a wealth of expertise and experience to this book. The first book to provide a guide and introduction specifically focused on methods for studying SES, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainability science, environmental management, global environmental change studies and environmental governance. The book will also be of interest to upper-level undergraduates and professionals working at the science–policy interface in the environmental arena.

Planning for Resilience

Planning for Resilience
Author: Elena Pede
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2019-04-06
ISBN 10: 3030172627
ISBN 13: 9783030172626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning for Resilience Book Review:

Given the increasing uncertainty due to catastrophic climate events, terrorist attacks, and economic crises, this book addresses planning for resilience by focusing on sharing knowledge among policy-makers, urban planners, emergency teams and citizens. Chapters look at the nature of contemporary risks, the widespread of resilience thinking and the gap between the theoretical conception and the practices. The book explores how resilience implies a change in planning practices, highlighting the need for flexibility in terms of procedures, and for dynamism in the knowledge systems and learning processes that are the main tools for interaction among different actors and scales. Given its breadth of coverage, the book offers a valuable resource for both academic readers (spatial planners, geographers, social scientists) and practitioners (policymakers, citizens’ associations).

Urban Services to Ecosystems

Urban Services to Ecosystems
Author: Chiara Catalano
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030759296
ISBN 13: 9783030759292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Principles for Building Resilience

Principles for Building Resilience
Author: Reinette Biggs
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2015-04-02
ISBN 10: 110708265X
ISBN 13: 9781107082656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles for Building Resilience Book Review:

Reflecting the very latest research, this book provides an in-depth review of the role of resilience in the management of social-ecological systems and the ecosystem services they provide. Leaders in the field outline seven principles for building resilience in social-ecological systems, examining how these can be applied to advance sustainability.

New Metropolitan Perspectives

New Metropolitan Perspectives
Author: Carmelina Bevilacqua,Francesco Calabrò,Lucia Della Spina
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 2173
Release: 2020-08-31
ISBN 10: 3030482790
ISBN 13: 9783030482794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Metropolitan Perspectives Book Review:

​This book presents the outcomes of the symposium “NEW METROPOLITAN PERSPECTIVES,” held at Mediterranea University, Reggio Calabria, Italy on May 26–28, 2020. Addressing the challenge of Knowledge Dynamics and Innovation-driven Policies Towards Urban and Regional Transition, the book presents a multi-disciplinary debate on the new frontiers of strategic and spatial planning, economic programs and decision support tools in connection with urban–rural area networks and metropolitan centers. The respective papers focus on six major tracks: Innovation dynamics, smart cities and ICT; Urban regeneration, community-led practices and PPP; Local development, inland and urban areas in territorial cohesion strategies; Mobility, accessibility and infrastructures; Heritage, landscape and identity;and Risk management,environment and energy. The book also includes a Special Section on Rhegion United Nations 2020-2030. Given its scope, the book will benefit all researchers, practitioners and policymakers interested in issues concerning metropolitan and marginal areas.

Resilience Reciprocity and Ecological Economics

Resilience  Reciprocity and Ecological Economics
Author: Ronald Trosper
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009-02-03
ISBN 10: 1134111274
ISBN 13: 9781134111275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilience Reciprocity and Ecological Economics Book Review:

How did one group of indigenous societies, on the Northwest Coast of North America, manage to live sustainably with their ecosystems for over two thousand years? Can the answer to this question inform the current debate about sustainability in today’s social ecological systems? The answer to the first question involves identification of the key institutions that characterized those societies. It also involves explaining why these institutions, through their interactions with each other and with the non-human components, provided both sustainability and its necessary corollary, resilience. Answering the second question involves investigating ways in which key features of today’s social ecological systems can be changed to move toward sustainability, using some of the rules that proved successful on the Northwest Coast of North America. Ronald L. Trosper shows how human systems connect environmental ethics and sustainable ecological practices through institutions.

Resilience

Resilience
Author: Zinta Zommers,Keith Alverson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2018-05-09
ISBN 10: 012811892X
ISBN 13: 9780128118924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilience Book Review:

In Resilience: The Science of Adaptation to Climate Change leading experts analyze and question ongoing adaptation interventions. Contributions span different disciplinary perspectives, from law to engineering, and cover different regions from Africa to the Pacific. Chapters assess the need for adaptation, highlighting climate change impacts such as sea level rise, increases in temperature, changing hydrological variability, and threats to food security. The book then discusses the state of global legislation and means of tracking progress. It reviews ways to build resilience in a range of contexts— from the Arctic, to small island states, to urban areas, across food and energy systems. Critical tools for adaptation planning are highlighted - from social capital and ethics, to decision support systems, to innovative finance and risk transfer mechanisms. Controversies related to geoengineering and migration are also discussed. This book is an indispensable resource for scientists, practitioners, and policy makers working in climate change adaptation, sustainable development, ecosystem management, and urban planning. Provides a summary of tools and methods used in adaptation including recent innovations Includes chapters from a diverse range of authors from academic institutions, humanitarian organizations, and the United Nations Evaluates adaptation options, highlighting gaps in knowledge where further research or new tools are needed

Resilient Territories Innovation and Creativity for New Modes of Regional Development

Resilient Territories  Innovation and Creativity for New Modes of Regional Development
Author: Hugo Pinto
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1443876836
ISBN 13: 9781443876834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilient Territories Innovation and Creativity for New Modes of Regional Development Book Review:

The capacity to adapt to external shocks, to resist negative impacts and to evolve to new socio-technical regimes has been increasingly studied in recent years by regional scientists in order to understand the dynamic conditions that create a resilient territory . Resilience is a notion imported from the study of ecological systems and other fields of science to the understanding of geographically embedded socio-economic systems. It is a characteristic often connected to a threshold of the socio-economic variety and specialization that facilitates the smooth adaptation to challenges in particular territories. As a result of recent crises, a number of regions are now further investigating this concept, trying to guarantee by planning the adequate conditions for resilience. Resilient Territories: Innovation and Creativity for New Modes of Regional Development contributes to the definition and advancement of the scientific agenda in the topics of regional resilience, innovation and creativity. The stabilization of this research agenda and an informed discussion of different definitions of resilience are crucial for the alignment and engagement of the scientific community in the study of these essential topics. This volume also focuses on informing policy and decision-makers, in various different levels of action, about the advancements of conceptualization in these domains."

Ecosystem Services and Green Infrastructure

Ecosystem Services and Green Infrastructure
Author: Andrea Arcidiacono
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030543455
ISBN 13: 9783030543457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Social Ecological Resilience and Sustainability

Social Ecological Resilience and Sustainability
Author: Shelley Ross Saxer,Jonathan Rosenbloom
Publsiher: Wolters Kluwer
Total Pages: 732
Release: 2018-02-28
ISBN 10: 1454872241
ISBN 13: 9781454872245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Ecological Resilience and Sustainability Book Review:

Defining resilience and sustainability -- Challenges and root causes -- Water -- Food -- Shelter and land use -- Energy production and consumption -- Natural resources -- Pollution -- Disasters -- Climate change

Linking Social and Ecological Systems

Linking Social and Ecological Systems
Author: Fikret Berkes,Carl Folke,Johan Colding
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 459
Release: 2000-04-13
ISBN 10: 9780521785624
ISBN 13: 0521785626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linking Social and Ecological Systems Book Review:

Investigates how management systems and their dynamics can improve stewardship of selected ecosystems.

Innovation Global Change and Territorial Resilience

Innovation  Global Change and Territorial Resilience
Author: Philip Cooke,Mario Davide Parrilli,José Luis Curbelo
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 0857935755
ISBN 13: 9780857935755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation Global Change and Territorial Resilience Book Review:

'Innovation, Global Change and Territorial Resilience is indeed a timely contribution addressing the challenges that the global economy poses for local, regional and national economies. In the current situation, resilience is instrumental and innovation is the key mechanism to get there. In this volume, an impressive line-up of international authorities in the field – from across Europe and beyond – present highly valuable insights, models and hypotheses on innovation dynamics and activities in current day economics, as well as policy analysis and advice.' – Anders Malmberg, Uppsala University, Sweden the critical message of this book is that in the current context of global change, local and national territories have to upgrade their resilience in terms of improving both their competitiveness and capability to innovate. Localized creativity, small high-tech entrepreneurship, related innovation platforms, social capital embedded in dynamically open territorial communities and context-specific though continuously upgrading policy platforms are all means to face new challenges and to promote increased absorptive capacity within local and national territories. the contributors illustrate that these capabilities are much needed in the current globalized economy as a path towards sustainability and for creating new opportunities for their inhabitants. They analyse the challenges and development prospects of local/regional production systems internally, across territories, and in terms of their potential and territorial connectivity which can help exploit opportunities for proactive policy actions. This is increasingly relevant in the current climate in which the balanced allocation of resources and opportunities, particularly for SMEs, cannot be expected as the automatic result of the working of the market. Exploring conceptual and methodological aspects, and documenting original accounts of innovative territories, this book will be of great interest to academics, students and researchers within the fields of economics, industrial organization, and technology and innovation.

Computational Science and Its Applications ICCSA 2021

Computational Science and Its Applications     ICCSA 2021
Author: Osvaldo Gervasi,Beniamino Murgante,Sanjay Misra,Chiara Garau,Ivan Blečić,David Taniar,Bernady O. Apduhan,Ana Maria A. C. Rocha,Eufemia Tarantino,Carmelo Maria Torre
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2021-09-11
ISBN 10: 3030870162
ISBN 13: 9783030870164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Science and Its Applications ICCSA 2021 Book Review:

​The ten-volume set LNCS 12949 – 12958 constitutes the proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2021, which was held in Cagliari, Italy, during September 13 – 16, 2021. The event was organized in a hybrid mode due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The 466 full and 18 short papers presented in these books were carefully reviewed and selected from 1588 submissions. Part X of the set includes the proceedings of the following workshops: ​International Workshop on Smart and Sustainable Island Communities (SSIC 2021); International Workshop on Science, Technologies and Policies to Innovate Spatial Planning (STP4P 2021); International Workshop on Sustainable Urban Energy Systems (SUREN-SYS 2021); International Workshop on Ports of the future - smartness and sustainability (SmartPorts 2021); International Workshop on Smart Tourism (SmartTourism 2021); International Workshop on Space Syntax for Cities in Theory and Practice (Syntax_City 2021); International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Chemistryand its Applications (TCCMA 2021); International Workshop on Urban Form Studies (UForm 2021); International Workshop on Urban Space Accessibility and Safety (USAS2021); International Workshop on Virtual and Augmented Reality and Ap-plcations (VRA 2021); International Workshop on Advanced and Computational Methods for Earth Science applications (WACM4ES 2021).

Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration

Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration
Author: Dave Egan,Evan E. Hjerpe,Jesse Abrams
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2012-09-26
ISBN 10: 1610910397
ISBN 13: 9781610910392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration Book Review:

When it comes to implementing successful ecological restoration projects, the social, political, economic, and cultural dimensions are often as important as-and sometimes more important than-technical or biophysical knowledge. Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration takes an interdisciplinary look at the myriad human aspects of ecological restoration. In twenty-six chapters written by experts from around the world, it provides practical and theoretical information, analysis, models, and guidelines for optimizing human involvement in restoration projects. Six categories of social activities are examined: collaboration between land manager and stakeholders ecological economics volunteerism and community-based restoration environmental education ecocultural and artistic practices policy and politics For each category, the book offers an introductory theoretical chapter followed by multiple case studies, each of which focuses on a particular aspect of the category and provides a perspective from within a unique social/political/cultural setting. Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration delves into the often-neglected aspects of ecological restoration that ultimately make the difference between projects that are successfully executed and maintained with the support of informed, engaged citizens, and those that are unable to advance past the conceptual stage due to misunderstandings or apathy. The lessons contained will be valuable to restoration veterans and greenhorns alike, scholars and students in a range of fields, and individuals who care about restoring their local lands and waters.

Water Resilience

Water Resilience
Author: Julia Baird,Ryan Plummer
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2020-09-21
ISBN 10: 3030481107
ISBN 13: 9783030481100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Resilience Book Review:

This book synthesizes current knowledge and understanding of management and governance in the context of water resilience; advances theory through synthesis of research and experiences from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The book highlights the implications of theory and experience for innovation in practice and policy; and it explores frontiers and future research. The book further addresses the need for a consolidated, interdisciplinary approach to the theoretical advances and practical implications of water resilience for academics, resource managers, aid organizations, policy makers and citizens.

Territorial Ecology and Socio ecological Transition

Territorial Ecology and Socio ecological Transition
Author: Nicolas Buclet
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN 10: 1119821363
ISBN 13: 9781119821366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Territorial Ecology and Socio ecological Transition Book Review:

In the same realm as social ecology, industrial ecology and the circular economy, a new interdisciplinary field is growing: territorial ecology. Based on the analysis of the metabolism of human societies at a local level, it helps us diagnose a socioecosystem. This diagnostic is not only based on what is circulating, but also on how it is organized and why. Who is at the origin of a flow? What are their motivations? Who has the power to make decisions about it? This methodology, taking into account both the material description of human societies and the analysis of decisionmaking processes, might also be relevant for territorial diagnostics. It leads us to a systemic view of the consequences of individual and collective actions on the sustainability of local socio ecosystems. Socio-ecological transition implies a substantial evolution of human societies. Innovation, be it technological, organizational or social, is intrinsically involved in this evolution. However, if transition calls for disruptive rather than incremental innovations, we must also assess these innovations with a systemic view of their consequences.