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Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation (OPEN ACCESS): Trade-offs and Governance (Routledge Studies in Ecosystem Services)

by Kate Schreckenberg and Georgina Mace

Understanding how to sustain the services that ecosystems provide in support of human wellbeing is an active and growing research area. This book provides a state-of-the-art review of current thinking on the links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation. In part it showcases the key findings of the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme, which has funded over 120 research projects in more than 50 countries since 2010. ESPA’s goal is to ensure that ecosystems are being sustainably managed in a way that contributes to poverty alleviation as well as to inclusive and sustainable growth. As governments across the world map how they will achieve the 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, most of which have poverty alleviation, wellbeing and sustainable envi...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment
Size: 352 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 September 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
380 reviews

Wrong Place (DI Sally Parker Thriller Book 1)

by M A Comley

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Dance, Fashion, Film & Video, Music, Photography, Pop Culture, Television, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Ethnic, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Travel, Business & Finance, Business Life, Economics, Finance, Investing, Marketing & Sales, Personal Finance, Reference, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Internet, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outdo
Size: 181 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 September 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

New Methods for Measuring and Analyzing Segregation (The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis)

by Mark Fossett

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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development
Size: 334 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 September 2018 onward  

Managing Protected Areas in Central and Eastern Europe Under Climate Change: 58 (Advances in Global Change Research)

by Sven Rannow and Marco Neubert

Beginning with an overview of data and concepts developed in the EU-project HABIT-CHANGE, this book addresses the need for sharing knowledge and experience in the field of biodiversity conservation and climate change. There is an urgent need to build capacity in protected areas to monitor, assess, manage and report the effects of climate change and their interaction with other pressures. The contributors identify barriers to the adaptation of conservation management, such as the mismatch between planning reality and the decision context at site level. Short and vivid descriptions of case studies, drawn from investigation areas all over Central and Eastern Europe, illustrate both the local impacts of climate change and their consequences for future management. These focus on ecosystems mos...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment
Size: 308 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 September 2018 onward  

Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas: Linkages between Science, Policy and Practice (Theory and Practice of Urban Sustainability Transitions)

by Nadja Kabisch and Horst Korn

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 342 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 September 2018 onward  

Balanced Urban Development: Options and Strategies for Liveable Cities (Water Science and Technology Library)

by Basant Maheshwari and Vijay P. Singh

This book provides a unique synthesis of concepts and tools to examine natural resource, socio-economic, legal, policy and institutional issues that are important for managing urban growth into the future. The book will particularly help the reader to understand the current issues and challenges and develop strategies and practices to cope with future pressures of urbanisation and peri-urban land, water and energy use challenges. In particular, the book will help the reader to discover underlying principles for the planning of future cities and peri-urban regions in relation to: (i) Balanced urban development policies and institutions for future cities; (ii) Understanding the effects of land use change, population increase, and water demand on the liveability of cities; (iii) Long-term pl...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Size: 601 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 September 2018 onward  

Luxury and Rubble: Civility and Dispossession in the New Saigon (Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes)

by Erik Harms

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Luxury and Rubble is the tale of two cities in Ho Chi Minh City. It is the story of two planned, mixed-use residential and commercial developments that are changing the face of Vietnam’s largest city. Since the early 1990s, such developments have been steadily reorganizing urban landscapes across the country. For many Vietnamese, they are a symbol of the country’s emergence into global modernity and of post-socialist economic reforms. However, they are also sites of great contestation, sparking land disputes and controversies over how to compensate evicted residents. In this penetrating ethnography, Erik...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Ideologies
Size: 304 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 September 2018 onward  

A Publishing Program 2017-2018

by Luca P. Marescotti

The publishing program brings together new manuscripts (Teaching Land Use Planning as a Science, Landscapes, The Planner and the Small Planet) with the revision of two books published in 2004, “Città Tecnologie Ambiente (Cities Technologies Environment)” and in 2008, “Urbanistica. Fondamenti e Teoria (Land Use Planning. Fundamentals and Theory)” in a new logical sequence, starting from setting out the issue to formulating a scientific theory for a new decisional support to land use.All the texts are in Italian at present.With the dissemination of this program, I wish to ascertain the reader’s interest in studying the topics under discussion and in contributing to future revisions and translations.luca.marescotti@polimi.it...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 23 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 September 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Plant Selection for Bioretention Systems and Stormwater Treatment Practices (SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology)

by William F. Hunt and Bill Lord

As cities develop, more land is converted into impervious surfaces, which do not allow water to infiltrate. Careful urban planning is needed to ensure that the hydrologic cycle and water quality of the catchment areas are not affected. There are techniques that can attenuate peak flow during rain events and reduce the amount of metals, nutrients, and bacteria that enter the urban water cycle. This brief gives a short introduction on bioretention systems and documents the effectiveness of some 36 plant species in removing water pollutants. A summary on the maintenance requirements is also presented. ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Size: 59 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 September 2018 onward  

Untamed Urbanisms (Open Access) (Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy)

by Adriana Allen and Andrea Lampis

One of the major challenges of urban development has been reconciling the way cities develop with the mounting evidence of resource depletion and the negative environmental impacts of predominantly urban-based modes of production and consumption. This book aims to re-politicise the relationship between urban development, sustainability and justice, and to explore the tensions emerging under real circumstances, as well as their potential for transformative change.For some, cities are the root of all that is unsustainable, while for others cities provide unique opportunities for sustainability-oriented innovations that address equity and ecological challenges. This book is rooted in the latter category, but recognises that if cities continue to evolve along current trajectories they will be ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development
Size: 336 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 September 2018 onward  

Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Southeast Asia: Innovations and Policies for Mountainous Areas (Springer Environmental Science and Engineering)

by Holger L. Fröhlich and Pepijn Schreinemachers

This book is based on the findings of a long-term (2000-2014) interdisciplinary research project of the University of Hohenheim in collaboration with several universities in Thailand and Vietnam. Titled Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Mountainous Areas in Southeast Asia, or the Uplands Program, the project aims to contribute through agricultural research to the conservation of natural resources and the improvement of living conditions of the rural population in the mountainous regions of Southeast Asia. Having three objectives the book first aims to give an interdisciplinary account of the drivers, consequences and challenges of ongoing changes in mountainous areas of Southeast Asia. Second, the book describes how innovation processes can contribute to addressing these challe...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths
Size: 490 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 September 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
98 reviews

Fix You: Bash and Olivia's Story (The McDaniels Brothers Book 1)

by Christine Bell

Fix You complete box set. All three books in Bash and Olivia's story!

Book One: She's worth the fight...

Olivia Beckett's once-charmed life is falling apart. Her family is about to lose everything, and she has almost no chance of going back to college next semester. She can't even seek solace from her high school sweetheart. He's changed. She doesn't recognize the boy she used to know--his violent behavior is escalating and it scares the hell out of her. Her whole world is crumbling, and she has no one to turn to...

Sebastian "Bash" McDaniels is an up and comer in the boxing world working nights at the local college bar until he can land the fight of his dreams that will get him the hell out of Boston and away from his family's tragic past. He's wee...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Graphic Design, Pop Culture, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Ethnic, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Business & Finance, Careers, Industries & Professions, Reference, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Children's eBooks, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outdoors, Comics & Graphic Novels, Computing, Hardware, Microsoft, Networking, Operating Systems, Fiction, Family Saga, Fiction Classics, Gay & Lesbian, Horror, Sports, War, Food & Drink, G
Size: 244 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 September 2018 onward  

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