A great deal has been written about the use of web-based technologies such as the Internet in promoting learning in education. In schools, research has focused primarily on social interaction and group work, student achievement levels and curriculum development. Very little study seems to have been brought to bear upon the promotion of creative thinking by… (More)
Building on the success of its first edition, the second edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader expands its selection of classic material on sustainable community development. As in the previous edition, it...
Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) addresses the challenge of meeting the growing demand for food, fibre and fuel, despite the changing climate and fewer opportunities for agricultural expansion on additional lands. CSA focuses on contributing to economic development, poverty reduction and food security; maintaining and enhancing the productivity and… (More)
According to current estimates of the World's population, in the first decade of the 21st Century the number of people living in urban areas exceeded the number of people living in rural areas for the first time and current global population growth projections indicate that most of the population expansion in the rest of the century will take place in urban… (More)
Parasite removal by cleaner fish provides significant health benefits to a variety of coral reef fish, particularly roving carnivores and herbivores (Grutter et al. 2003). For grey reef sharks (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos), however, such cleaning events are only known to occur sporadically, on exposed oceanic reefs (O'Shea et al. 2010). This is because hosts… (More)
Many planners these days are focusing on infill development as a strategy to address problems of growth management, downtown revitalization, housing, and urban sustainability. Yet most urban regions have seen relatively modest levels of residential or mixed-use infill. This paper provides an on-the-ground assessment of current challenges and opportunities… (More)