Introducing Urban Environments as Spaces of Living in Transformation

By: Eveline Dürr (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich) and Regine Keller (Department of Landscape Architecture, Technical University of Munich).  Download PDF The Urban Environments Initiative (UEI) hosted…

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Unexpected Nature? Proliferating Mangroves on the Coast of Abu Dhabi

By: John Burt (Program of Environmental Studies, New York University Abu Dhabi), Mary Killilea (Program of Environmental Studies, New York University ), andAnne Rademacher (Program of Environmental Studies, New York University).  Download PDF For the past several years, natural…

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The Elephant in the City: The Trialectics of Space in the Rurban Elephants of Southern India

By: Anindya Sinha (Frontier Elephant Programme, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore India) and Nishant M. Srinivasaiah (Frontier Elephant Programme, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore India).  Download PDF Urbanization…

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New York’s Post Industrial Waterfront: A Lesson in Environmental Gentrification and Environmental Inequality

By: Kara Murphy Schlichting. Department of History, Queens College, City University of New York . Download PDF In 2011, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that New York City had six boroughs: Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten…

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Socio-ecological Metabolisms of Eko Atlantic City, Lagos, Nigeria: An Unjust City?

By: Joseph Adeniran Adedeji,Department of Architecture, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria  Download PDF What is the city and what forces frame its identity? Developmental mega-city projects can illuminate our understanding and guide a re-thinking…

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Urban Transformation for Climate Adaptation via Green Infrastructure—What does it mean?

By: Stephan Pauleit. TUM School of Life Sciences, Technical University of Munich. Download PDF Urbanization is a major trend of the twenty-first century. This trend provides opportunities and causes social, economic, and environmental challenges, such as an unsustainably high ecological footprint, low environmental quality in often…

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