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The effects of 'natural' disasters in cities can be worse than in other environments, with poor and marginalised urban communities in the developing world being most at risk. To avoid post-disaster destruction and the forced eviction of these communities, proactive and preventive urban planning, including housing, is required. This paper examines current(More)
education: the role of schooling for increasing societies' adaptive capacities in El Salvador and Bazil. Ecology and Society 17(2): 2. ABSTRACT. With a worldwide increase in disasters, the effects of climate change are already being felt, and it is the urban poor in developing countries who are most at risk. There is an urgent need to better understand the(More)
Climate change poses a serious challenge to sustainable urban development worldwide. In Sweden, climate change work at the city level emerged in 1996 and has long had a focus on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. City planners' " adaptation turn " is recent and still ongoing. This paper presents a meta-evaluation of Swedish municipal adaptation(More)
BACKGROUND Prevalence of pain as a recurrent symptom in children is known to be high, but little is known about children with high impairment from chronic pain seeking specialized treatment. The purpose of this study was the precise description of children with high impairment from chronic pain referred to the German Paediatric Pain Centre over a 5-year(More)
The De part ment's field of re search cov ers the en tire pro cess of plan ning, con struc tion and man age ment, from con cep tuali sation to de mo li tion and re use. Re search stud ies in clude tech nol ogy as well as so cial stud ies, hu man i ties and arts. These can be stud ied in an in ter-dis ci plin ary and multi-dis ci plin ary way, or more(More)
Climate change and disasters are among today's most pressing issues. The damage caused by the worldwide increase in disasters is staggering, with the urban poor being most at risk. Disasters make their already precarious living conditions worse, creating a vicious circle of poverty. More and more attention has thus been given to the need to address changing(More)
Operationalizing ecosystem-based adaptation: harnessing ecosystem services to buffer communities against climate change. ABSTRACT. Ecosystem-based approaches for climate change adaptation are promoted at international, national, and local levels by both scholars and practitioners. However, local planning practices that support these approaches are(More)
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