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News and Opinion

Coverage of urbanization since July 6, 2021.

City of Nanaimo to explore user pay system for stormwater service

"...Nanaimo is looking funding formulas to pay for upgrades to the city’s aging storm drain system under rising pressure from from urbanization and climate change. (File photo)..."

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Saanich resident working to protect Mt. Douglas Park's delicate ecosystems

"...Human-caused impacts have also come from urbanization around the watershed, an area mostly farmland in 1965 that is now roughly 50 per cent non-permeable surfaces, a figure Wick projects to significantly increase in the next years..."

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3 Ways to Scale Up Nature-Based Solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean

"...These solutions have immediate relevance for Latin America and Caribbean. The region is a biodiversity powerhouse, hosting over 40% of the world’s biodiversity, 12% of its mangrove forests, 10% of its coral reefs and its largest expanse of wetlands. It also faces a pressing need for better protection and management, especially in the face of climate change..."

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New W.H.O. Guidelines Underscore An Air Pollution Crisis

"...Combatting air pollution, therefore, will require concerted political effort. The new recommendations’ announcement comes in the weeks before Cop26 in Glasgow, where U. N..."

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IPCC relies on foregone conclusions to push preferred ‘climate’ narrative: op-ed

"...The first report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the science of climate change was released in 1990. The most recent one released two weeks ago, the 6th Assessment Report (“AR6”), thus marks more than 30 years of operations. I’ve been an expert reviewer for both the physical science and social science working groups since the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), which first went out for review in August 2005..."

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OPINION: Consumption levels are more than planet can bear

"...Bradford has already left academia for farming, in the belief that “We can rebuild the food system in ways that reflect energy, soils and climate realities, seeking opportunities to recover elements of past cultures that inhabited the Earth with grace. Something new will arise and in the evolution of what comes next, many may find what is often lacking in life today – the excitement of a profound challenge, meaning beyond the self, a deep sense of purpose and a commitment to place. ”..."

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The Insect Apocalypse That Never Was

"...For the past four years, journalists and environmental bloggers have been churning out alarming stories that insects are vanishing, in the United States and globally. Limited available evidence lends credence to reasonable concerns, not least because insects are crucial components of many ecosystems. But the issue has often been framed in catastrophic terms, with predictions of a near-inevitable and imminent ecological collapse that would break ecosystems, destroy harvests, and trigger widespread starvation..."

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Informing policy for long-term global food security

"...Scientists typically use quantified global scenarios and projections to assess long-term future global food security under a range of socioeconomic and climate change scenarios. However, due to differences in model design and scenario assumptions, there is uncertainty about the range of food security projections and outcomes. To address this uncertainty, IIASA guest researcher Michiel van Dijk and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review and meta-analysis to assess the range of future global food security projections to 2050..."

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The Indus basin: Untapped potential for long-term energy storage

"...According to the researchers, many of the challenges faced in the Indus region regarding hydropower are due to larger water management issues. These issues stem from high population growth seen in the area coinciding with rapid urbanization, industrialization, environmental degradation, lack of water storage infrastructure, and outdated irrigation systems. The seasonality of the Indus region is something else the team had to consider..."

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Three key habitat-building corals face worrying future due to climate crisis

"...Human activity has long harmed corals worldwide, and coral reefs are already some of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet. Intense and long-lasting mass bleaching events, ocean acidification, pollution, urbanization, fisheries, and tourism are all leading to reduction and loss of coral cover. Now, the climate crisis is adding to those threats..."

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Banding Brings Burrowing Owls Back from the Brink The Nature Trust of British Columbia

"...The adorable Burrowing Owl is one of the most endangered birds found in Canada’s grasslands. In fact, the species was extirpated from BC (extinct specifically in BC) in 1979. This is largely due to habitat destruction from urbanization and agricultural expansion..."

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Diversification in supply chain crucial to avoid 'food shock' in cities

"..."Cities fundamentally depend on other regions for the provision of food and other basic resources," said Alfonso Mejia, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, Penn State. "We looked at food because it interconnects with other critical regional systems -- water and energy -- and food production is inherently linked to climate variability and change. We wanted to apply basic lessons from the natural world -- biodiverse ecosystems are more resistant to shocks, learned through millennia of adapting to disruption of all kinds -- to our human food systems..."

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Jobs in urbanization

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Design Manager - Linear Infrastructure

"...water, energy and urbanization GHD is looking for a Senior Design Manager – Linear Infrastructure and Tunnels to join our brand new modern head office located in Vancouver, BC..."

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Assembler

"...We must build quickly – urbanization requires us to build the equivalent of Paris every week..."

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Associate Engineer, Water Resources

"...A growing population, the continuous urbanization and the need for clean water requires solutions to manage surface and groundwater systems in rural and urban watersheds..."

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Director, Information Technology Services

"...biodiversity loss, intensive urbanization and how these dynamics impact the most vulnerable among us..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention urbanization.

Value-added could be a means to diversifying trade with China

Duration: 25:01

"...China has a large agricultural base, but despite this, their self-sufficiency is hindered by rapid urbanization and the sheer volume of people to feed..."

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Episode 79: Interview with Peter Head, resilience champion

Duration: 51:34

"...With the growing reach of climate change-induced extreme weather events and increasing urbanization, it is becoming more and more important to be deliberate about the way we build our cities..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about urbanization.

How to manage a megacity | The Economist

"...How should the challenges caused by rapid urbanization be handled in the world ahead? Film supported by @Mission Winnow ..."

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Leadership approaches to wicked problems and sustainability, with Dr. R. Bruce Hull

"...Marc is an Advocate for the SDGs, member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, and award-winning Global Food Reformist..."

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Tsunamis – danger from the depths | DW Documentary

"...Tsunamis, large sea waves up to several hundred kilometers in length, are among the most destructive events in nature..."

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Brightest Minds: Giovanna Carnevali, Executive Director for Urban Planning

"...NEOM is changing the meaning of urbanization, showing it to be a process that could be both sustainable and environmentally friendly: a process that will enhance and protect nature. ..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about urbanization relevant to the latest news.

Changing Dynamics with COVID-19: Future Outlook

"...In sensitive areas, especially in mountainous regions, tropical forests, deserts, and glaciers, human habitation and human and economic activity should be limited..."

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A Tale of Three Himalayan Towns: Would Payment for Ecosystem Services Make Drinking Water Supply Sustainable?

"...Rapid urbanization coupled with climate change is causing the rapid disappearance of natural springs resulting in water shortage in the urban areas..."

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A Framework for AI-Based Building Controls to Adapt Passive Measures for Optimum Thermal Comfort and Energy Efficiency in Tropi

"...A very effective way to decouple economic growth and urbanization with increasing carbon footprint of our building stock is through the integration of passive measures, which hold huge potential for climate zones characterized as hot and warm..."

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Impacts of land use change on ecosystem service value in Lijiang River Basin, China

"...It is of great significance for the coordinated development of the environment and the economy to study the impact of the human driving factors of land use change (LUC) on ecosystem service value (ESV)..."

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Urban Environment and Local Climate

"...One of the most obvious consequences of urbanization is the appearance of microclimatic conditions, described by the intensity of an urban heat island, and the specific air flow patterns in urban neighbourhoods that influence the thermal response of the urban environment as well as the spread of air pollutants..."

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Groundwater Recharge Using Artificial Filter Mechanism

"...This study is to provide an efficient arrangement for rejuvenating the waste and polluted water to be used to improve the groundwater table..."

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An Introduction to Climate Change Phenomenon

"...Other reasons for climate change include greenhouse effect, global warming, urbanization, and deforestation..."

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The Typology of the Villages in the Red River Delta (Vietnam)?A Study for Urban Planning Today

"...These characteristics provide evidence for agricultural or non-agricultural society?s social, economic, and cultural choices, as well as inherited cultures, in a technological environment with food demand, limitations, and bio-climate measurements..."

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Identification of New Sites for Micro-Compost Centers: A Predictive Study for Erode Urban Region

"...The Municipality Corporation of Erode has hooked up 18 new Micro-Compost Center (MCC) in function to reduce the quantity of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) but by taking population growth into consideration the current MCCs will not be sufficient in future,so there will be a need of new MCC..."

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