ecological planning Articles

  • Ecological approaches in planning for sustainable cities: A review of the literature

    ABSTRACT Rapid urbanization has brought environmentally, socially, and economically great challenges to cities and societies. To build a sustainable city, these challenges need to be faced efficiently and successfully. This paper focuses on the environmental issues and investigates the ecological approaches for planning sustainable cities through a comprehensive review of ...


    By GJESM Journal

  • Ecological Risk Assessment

    In recent years, ecological risk assessment (ERA) has emerged as an important part of environmental protection programs. The following discussion provides a brief overview of ERA issues. What is ecological risk assessment? Ecological risk assessment is the practice of determining the nature and likelihood of effects of our actions on animals, plants, and the environment. ...

  • How Communities Are Reducing Ecological Footprints

    MUNICIPAL LEADERS from San Francisco to Melbourne are engaging in sustainability actions from banning plastic bags and bottled water to making commitments to address climate change. But within and beyond cities, growing numbers of local communities are also going green, according to a new Vital Signs Update from the Worldwatch Institute. Worldwide, the 379 “ecovillages” currently registered with ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Ecological assessment of developing carbon sequestration in Shenyang, China

    Carbon sequestration in urban ecosystems is becoming an international climate change initiative for sustainable development. Drawing upon field work undertaken in the author's native Shenyang, China, this research reports upon the natural process of carbon sequestration from the atmosphere into urban ecosystems. The risks associated within carbon sequestration in urban ecosystems are investigated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Management of Rivers for Instream Requirement and Ecological Protection

    This collaborative research on Instream flow requiremnt was conducted in the Deaprtment of Water Resources Engineering at Bangladesh Univ of Engineering & Tech (BUET) with the finacial assistance of the Royal Netherlands Embassy, Dhaka. Other participants were Delft Hydraulics, Netherlands, and Water Sector Organizations in Bangladesh (BWDB, JRC, WARPOO, IWM, and CEGIS) Executive ...


  • Ecological sanitation: An alternative route to sustainable livelihoods

    Most of the cities in Nepal,  except  Kathmandu,  the sewerage system  and onsite sanitation system are very poor due to improper management, less attention, and lack of political commitment of Gevernments of Nepal. The planned and safe disposal of human excreta is a must for preventing drinking water from pollution and conserving soil fertility. The conventional linear ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water renewal timescales in an ecological reconstructed lagoon in China

    To improve water quality and construct a landscape lagoon in China, an ecological reconstruction plan for the Qilihai Lagoon (Changli County, Hebei) is proposed. A three-dimensional numerical model (EFDC) was used to study the water renewal capacity in the reconstructed lagoon by using residence time, exposure time and connectivity as timescales. The influences of wind and the depth of the tidal ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Species, Data, and Conservation Planning

    Extinction is irreversible. The restoration of habitats, ecological processes, and ecosystem services is complex but possible (Dobson et al. 1997a). We cannot, however, restore the building blocks of those higher levels of biological organization once species go extinct. For this reason, above all, we must consider minimization of the species extinction rateour most urgent target and the measure ...


  • Bringing ecological economics into the regulatory process: the Manitoba experience

    Since 2002, ENGOs Time to Respect Earth's Ecosystems (TREE) and Resource Conservation Manitoba (RCM) have intervened half a dozen times before Manitoba's Clean Environment Commission (CEC) in an environmental assessment) and Public Utilities Board (PUB) (in rate hearings) in reviews of Manitoba's crown electricity and gas utilities and public insurance corporation. We offer this case study of our ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Suburban sprawl doesn’t have to be ecologically devastating

    As development gobbles up open space, conservationists take a fresh look at subdivisions with biodiversity in mind. Fort Collins, Colo., is a growing, vibrant college town with a typical American problem: Beyond its idyllic historic city center, cookie-cutter subdivisions are eating away at farm fields, ranches and forests. According to the ...


    By Ensia

  • Requirements for Standard Ecological Survey Procedures in the MENA Region

    Countries in the Middle East and North Africa region house a variety of ecosystems from the dense pine woodland of the Algerian coast to the extremely sparsely  vegetated desert of Oman. Although cataloguing of flora and fauna in certain areas has been meticulously detailed, standard techniques for rapid assessment across the variety of habitats has not yet been established. Such techniques ...

  • Ecological risk assessment in the context of global climate change

    Changes to sources, stressors, habitats, and geographic ranges; toxicological effects; end points; and uncertainty estimation require significant changes in the implementation of ecological risk assessment (ERA). Because of the lack of analog systems and circumstances in historically studied sites, there is a likelihood of type III error. As a first step, the authors propose a decision key to ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Waste composting as a component of ecological waste management in the Philippines

    Ecological waste management (EWM) is a system of analyzing solid waste concerns and coming up with solutions that would not pose any harm to the environment. This would imply the use of technologies that are environmentally sound such as waste segregation, waste reduction at source, composting and recycling. Furthermore, this system ought to comply with the vision of sustainable ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Building a framework for strategic architecture to foster the development of industrial ecology

    Industrial ecology offers many opportunities to convert so-called waste into useful by-products and energy to save the use of virgin materials and nonrenewable resources. Most applications of industrial ecology are found on eco-industrial estates, but the concept has wide application at network and single or multiple building complex levels. Industrial ecology also has the potential to realise ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Landscape level planning for community resilience

    While water related hazards such as floods and droughts are on the increase, the degradation of wetlands and other ecosystems erodes naturefs ability to regulate these hazards. In this workshop, we make the case for the need to integrate ecosystems in resilience practice and the importance of landscape level planning to reduce disaster risk. Landscape level planning in Delta areas This workshop ...


    By Wetlands International

  • The Ecosystem Approach To Marine Planning and Management

    Keywords: ecosystem management, marine spatial planning, Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, marine protected areas (MPAs) Provisions for marine planning form a key component of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and the planning process has already commenced in some parts of the country. A book on The Ecosystem Approach to Marine Planning and Management is therefore timely. The ...


  • Development of Plans and Specifications and Bidding Assistance

    Asbestos Survey – Building Surveys and Testing ACC helps developing owners and supervisors meet their regulating specifications to test suppose components for asbestos fiber prior to remodelling or development activities. To ensure quality, our certified professionals perform all area work according to OSHA, EPA and AHERA methods. Following the asbestos fiber survey, ACC provides a complete ...

  • Opportunities and challenges of integrating ecological restoration into assessment and management of contaminated ecosystems

    Ecosystem restoration planning near the beginning of the site assessment and management process (“early integration”) involves consideration of restoration goals from the outset in developing solutions for contaminated ecosystems. There are limitations to integration that stem from institutional barriers, few successful precedents and limited availability of guidance. Challenges occur in ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Pricing carbon: an ecological economics perspective on the McKibbin?Wilcoxen proposal for Australia

    Many countries are contemplating the design of institutions to address 'the greatest market failure the world has ever seen' (Stern, N. (2007) The Economics of Climate Change. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, p.xviii). Australia is currently considering introducing a carbon trading scheme and prominent amongst the proposals being discussed is the 'McKibbin?Wilcoxen hybrid scheme' ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable innovation networks: an empirical study on interorganisational networks in industrial ecology

    This paper focuses on interorganisational cooperation and innovation processes in the context of industrial ecology. The authors attempt to connect industrial ecology research to social sciences, in particular, to organisational and management research. Critical Success Conditions (CSCs) for the network structure of innovation processes in interorganisational, multi-actor networks are identified. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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