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40 [degrees] South     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
AAG Review of Books     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
AbeÁfrica : Revista da Associação Brasileira de Estudos Africanos     Open Access  
ACME : An International Journal for Critical Geographies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis : Folia Geographica Socio-Oeconomica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adam Academy : Journal of Social Sciences / Adam Akademi : Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Cartography and GIScience of the ICA     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Geosciences (ADGEO)     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Statistical Climatology, Meteorology and Oceanography     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Africa Insight     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
African Geographical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Afrika Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AGORA Magazine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Agronomía & Ambiente     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AGU Advances     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
All Earth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Geographic Information System     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
American Journal of Human Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Rural Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Amerika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anales de Geografía de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Anatoli     Open Access  
Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis / Studia de Cultura     Open Access  
Annals of GIS     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Annals of the American Association of Geographers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Annual Review of Marine Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
Anuario     Open Access  
Applied Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ar@cne     Open Access  
Arctic     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arctic Science     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Area Development and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Asian Geographer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Geographical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ateneo Korean Studies Conference Proceedings     Open Access  
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT)     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions (AMTD)     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Aurora Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Antarctic Magazine     Free   (Followers: 5)
Australian Geographer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Barn : Forskning om barn og barndom i Norden     Open Access  
Baru : Revista Brasileira de Assuntos Regionais e Urbanos     Open Access  
Belgeo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biblio3W : Revista Bibliográfica de Geografía y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Biogeographia : The Journal of Integrative Biogeography     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BioRisk     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletim Campineiro de Geografia     Open Access  
Boletim de Ciências Geodésicas     Open Access  
Boletim Gaúcho de Geografia     Open Access  
Boletim Goiano de Geografia     Open Access  
Boletín de Estudios Geográficos     Open Access  
Boletín de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles     Open Access  
Brill Research Perspectives in Map History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège     Open Access  
Bulletin de l’association de géographes français     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of Geography. Physical Geography Series     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of Geosciences     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of the Serbian Geographical Society     Open Access  
Caderno de Geografia     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers Charlevoix : Études franco-ontariennes     Full-text available via subscription  
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Journal of Soil Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cardinalis     Open Access  
Carnets de géographes     Open Access  
Cartographic Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cartographic Perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cartographica : The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Cartography and Geographic Information Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Check List : The Journal of Biodiversity Data     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Climate and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Climate Change Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Comparative Cultural Studies : European and Latin American Perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Computational Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Computational Urban Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confins     Open Access  
Conjuntura Austral : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Coolabah     Open Access  
Creativity Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Critical Romani Studies     Open Access  
Crossings : Journal of Migration & Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Cuadernos de Desarrollo Rural     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Geografía : Revista Colombiana de Geografía     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Geografía de la Universitat de València     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica / Geographical Research Letters     Open Access  
Cuadernos Inter.c.a.mbio sobre Centroamérica y el Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Research in Geoscience     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Dela     Open Access  
Dialogues in Human Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Didáctica Geográfica     Open Access  
DIE ERDE : Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Documenti Geografici     Open Access  
Documents d'Anàlisi Geogràfica     Open Access  
Doğu Coğrafya Dergisi : Eastern Geographical Review     Open Access  
DRd - Desenvolvimento Regional em debate     Open Access  
Earth System Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Earth Systems and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
East/West : Journal of Ukrainian Studies     Open Access  
Eastern European Countryside     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Economic and Regional Studies / Studia Ekonomiczne i Regionalne     Open Access  
Economic Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Économie rurale     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ecosystems and People     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Entorno Geográfico     Open Access  
Environment & Ecosystem Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Environmental and Sustainability Indicators     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Environmental Science : Atmospheres     Open Access  
Environmental Science and Sustainable Development : International Journal Of Environmental Science & Sustainable Development     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Environmental Smoke     Open Access  
Ería : Revista Cuatrimestral de Geografía     Open Access  
Espacio y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Espacios : Revista de |Geografía     Open Access  
Espaço & Economia : Revista Brasileira de Geografia Econômica     Open Access  
Espaço Aberto     Open Access  
Espaço e Cultura     Open Access  
Espaço e Tempo Midiáticos     Open Access  
Estudios Geográficos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Socioterritoriales : Revista de Geografía     Open Access  
Ethnobiology Letters     Open Access  
Ethnoscientia : Brazilian Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology     Open Access  
eTropic : electronic journal of studies in the tropics     Open Access  
Études internationales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études/Inuit/Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
European Bulletin of Himalayan Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
European Countryside     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Spatial Research and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Evolutionary Human Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Fennia : International Journal of Geography     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Finisterra : Revista Portuguesa de Geografia     Open Access  
Fire Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Florida Geographer     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Focus on Geography     Partially Free   (Followers: 5)
Forum Geografi     Open Access  
Frontera Norte     Open Access  
GEM - International Journal on Geomathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Geo : Geography and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Geo UERJ     Open Access  
Geo-Image     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geo-spatial Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
GeoArabia     Hybrid Journal  
Géocarrefour     Open Access  
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Geochronometria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geoderma Regional : The International Journal for Regional Soil Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Geodesy and Cartography     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Geoforum Perspektiv     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geofronter     Open Access  
Geografares     Open Access  
Geografisk Tidsskrift-Danish Journal of Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Geografiska Annaler, Series A : Physical Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Geographia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geographica Helvetica     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Geographical Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Geographical Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Geographical Journal of Nepal     Open Access  
Geographical Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Geographical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Geographicalia     Open Access  
Géographie et cultures     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Geography and Natural Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Geography and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Geography Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
GeoHumanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
GeoInformatica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Geoinformatics & Geostatistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Geoinformatics FCE CTU     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Geoingá : Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Geografia     Open Access  
GeoJournal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
GEOMATICA     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
GEOmedia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geopauta : Revista de Geografia da Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia     Open Access  
Geophysical Research Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 184)
Geoplanning : Journal of Geomatics and Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
GeoScape     Open Access  
Geosciences Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Geosphere     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
GEOUSP : Espaço e Tempo     Open Access  
Ghana Journal of Geography     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
GIScience & Remote Sensing     Open Access   (Followers: 54)
Global Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Globe, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
GPS Solutions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Grafo Working Papers     Open Access  
HiN : Alexander von Humboldt im Netz. Internationale Zeitschrift für Humboldt-Studien     Open Access  

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  • COVID19 in Latin America: informal settlements and the politics of
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      Abstract: Abstract Informal settlements in Latin America express pandemic idiosyncrasies, calling global attention to historical problems related to a specific urbanization pattern. This article stresses COVID19 implications in the main urban planning canon: the notion of densification as an urban solution. Traditionally invisible social groups and territories acquire relevance, but now as a source of biological risk. Urban density appears as a contradictory trigger point, outlining new debates about informal settlements and their metrics. Evidence shows that trends in health discourse are striving to legitimize and enhance "urbicides" in this scenario, already underway through State action or inaction.
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  • Southern urbanism: a systematic review of concepts, debates, and future
           directions

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      Abstract: Abstract A significant part of urban theory now engages with southern cities. In this paper, we synthesize the various theoretical propositions and influential concepts that have shaped the rapidly emerging field of southern urbanism in urban studies. We conduct a systematic review of the literature that engages with the idea of southern urbanism. We trace the origins and theoretical landscape of southern urbanism, from being characterized as the global South to being deployed as a theoretical strategy to critique all urban theory. We synthesize the most influential concepts that have attempted to describe observed phenomena in the southern urban space. We identify seven characteristics that dominate the everyday realities of southern cities, making them distinct from their northern counterparts. In addition, we identify existing gaps in the literature and discuss their implications for research in planning. In the discussion, we attempt to create a simplified conceptual toolbox that can be useful for future studies in southern cities' contexts. We conclude the paper by providing a framework using five characteristics of southern cities as potential starting points in future inquiries in urban planning.
      PubDate: 2022-10-01
       
  • Spatial analysis of food and nutrition security in Pakistan: a holistic
           pathway towards zero hunger policies

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      Abstract: Abstract Food and nutrition security is a foremost element of sustainable development policies. Food and nutrition security is critical to the development of human capital and economic well-being. This study used updated cross-sectional data from household integrated economic survey (HIES) 2018-19 to investigate the current situation of food and nutrition security in Pakistan. The findings show that 40.2% of households had food insecurity in daily caloric intake. The provincial analysis indicates that the province of Balochistan has 53.3% of households food insecure, followed by KP (49.5%), Sindh (43.9%), and Punjab (35.5%). A protein deficit was found in 44.6% of the entire population and common throughout all provinces. More than 55.9% of households do not consume a balanced diet that includes carbohydrates, protein, and fats. Non-food indicators, including household size, gender, head age, employment, spending, livestock and social safety nets, are all essential components of food security. Strong development strategies at the regional and community levels are required to accomplish the country’s cherished aim of zero hunger, particularly in the most disadvantaged and marginalized areas. An inclusive growth policy that involves all segments and sections of the population, with a particular emphasis on agriculture, trade, livestock and income-generating activities is needed to achieve this goal.
      PubDate: 2022-09-30
       
  • Homo Viator 2020s: electrified and internet-based personal mobilities

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      Abstract: Abstract Homo Viator [traveling Man] refers in this article to the mobile individuals of the 2020s, gradually exposed to EVs (electric vehicles) and AVs (autonomous vehicles), as electricity-based and Internet-dependent personal road transport, respectively. This article examines the similarities and differences between the electrification and Internetizing of terrestrial personal mobilities and assesses the significance of these two trends for physically moving individuals, mobile society, and mobility-based urban space. EVs are already increasingly adopted, whereas AVs are still mostly being tested. Internet-based communications have already become universally adopted. Electricity and the Internet differ from each other, notably as far as the car industry is concerned, by their roles, modes of production, transmission channels, and storage. For individuals, EVs and AVs differ from each other in several ways: The degree of personal operations and the required accounting and licensing; the ability to move human-made products electronically; ergonomic aspects; travel and communications as an experience; and interactions with fellow individuals. From a societal perspective, the universal use of electricity and the Internet for road transport will require strict security assurance for their production and transmission. In addition, the importance of the relevant communications and electricity professions will grow. On yet another end, the ability to work during car riding may blur the buffer time between work and home. Spatially, EV-based cities will be quieter and cleaner ones, whereas AV-based cities will be characterized by removing traffic lights and road signs, coupled with the availability of more parking spaces.
      PubDate: 2022-09-29
       
  • Coastalization patterns in the Mediterranean: a spatiotemporal analysis of
           coastal urban sprawl in tourism destination areas

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      Abstract: Abstract Under the current climate change scenery, coastalization, i.e. a linear-type of urban sprawl along the coastal zone, has become a key planning and policy concern at a global scale. Such a coastal urban sprawl trend seems to be further intensifying by, among others, mass tourism development in coastal destinations. This is evident by the abundance of relevant examples, being detected, among others, in the Mediterranean region. Taking into consideration the extreme pressure of the coastalization trend on land/marine ecosystems and its impacts on sustainability and resilience objectives, the focus of this research is on the development of a spatiotemporal and data-driven methodological approach that is capable of quantifying the dynamics of coastal urban sprawl. The proposed approach is grounded on a set of spatial metrics and a combination of the multitemporal Global Human Settlement Layer and the Corine Land Cover data; and is tested in four Mediterranean highly-rated tourism destinations in Spain, France, Italy and Greece. The variation of spatial metrics along different time spots and distinct distance buffers from the coast, unveils diversifying coastalization typologies and urban sprawl patterns; and provides input for more informed and place-based policy decisions on sustainable coastal land management. The proposed approach is easily replicable to other coastal regions as well for capturing/quantifying aspects of urban sprawl and coastalization dynamics and supporting relevant evidence-based decision-making.
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  • Living conditions assessment in the Wilaya of Setif (Algeria)
           municipalities implementing multi-criteria analysis and GIS

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      Abstract: Abstract Over the last years, advanced technological tools and innovative operational research methods have become indispensable in the field of decision-making approaches for sustainable development. Moreover, in the domain of spatial planning, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have integrated new tools for applying multi-criteria analysis. These tools can play a vital role, helping decision making in less developed areas at local level. Therefore, the aim of this work is to underline the benefits of applying multi-criteria analysis in a GIS environment in order to evaluate the degree of development and improvement of living conditions in the Wilaya of Sétif municipalities. The results obtained will constitute the main elements of decision making for better management of public investment programmes and local development policies in order to ensure an equitable and sustainable territorial development.
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  • Endogenous livelihood assets and climate change resilience in the Mezam
           Highlands of Cameroon

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      Abstract: Abstract Growing scientific and policy interests in sub-Saharan Africa suggest the need to strengthen the resilience of livelihood systems, especially in one of the key sectors–agriculture. However, there is still a growing debate on the extent to which livelihood systems shape climate resilience – accounting for policy and practice fragmentation, and for less optimal agricultural outcomes. Using the Household Livelihood Resilience Approach (HLRA), we shed light on this issue, taking the case of the Western Highlands of Cameroon. Specifically, we collected 350 household surveys in order to: (i) assess the levels of resilience of farmers to climate change; and (ii) examine the extent to which farmers’ endogenous livelihood assets (natural, physical, human, social, financial) affect livelihood resilience. Findings showed that, farmers’ levels of resilience varied with respect to different livelihood assets, with farmers currently relying on natural, financial, and social assets. Based on the parameter estimates of the multiple linear regression model, it was found that, the most important endogenous assets affecting farmers’ livelihood resilience to climate change were ownership of farm equipment and use of local irrigation systems (physical capital), as well as indigenous knowledge (human capital). Policy focus should be directed towards these endogenous human and physical assets as well as strengthening financial, natural, and social assets in order to improve the resilience of farmers in the Western Highlands of Cameroon.
      PubDate: 2022-09-24
       
  • Can informality help create smart, sustainable cities' The vibrancy of
           self-organised informal settlements in Cape Town

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      Abstract: Abstract The study critically evaluates the sustainability of informal settlements in terms of smart growth principles. There is an irony that informal settlements have more of the ideal attributes of smart development, including mixed-use development, high densities, compact affordable housing, modal accessibility, and dense local employment opportunities, than sprawling, low-density single-use developments in surrounding formal developments. Yet, despite their smart characteristics, these informalised settlements are not regarded as ideal spaces to live in due to their informal nature and thus are regarded as unsustainable modes of living. This study critically investigates these assumptions, analysing how informal mixed-use spaces are produced, organised, and regulated organised outside formal planning in a customary land use management system in Cape Town, South Africa, and whether this mode of urbanism is smart, i.e., sustainable. The research results indicate that customary self-regulation of informal settlements creates very liveable, polymorphic spaces in the marginalised townships despite the severe lack of resources. Its smart characteristics are not for aesthetic reasons but to make space functional and personal for the residents. However, the unregulated nature of this new mode of urbanism also limits the accumulation of wealth within the township, and it creates dangerous and unhealthy living conditions for residents in terms of litter, noise, flooding, fire risks, environmental degradation, and anti-social behaviour, especially in public areas not adequately regulated by customary regulatory bodies.
      PubDate: 2022-09-22
       
  • Dengue risk zone mapping of Thiruvananthapuram district, India: a
           comparison of the AHP and F-AHP methods

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      Abstract: Abstract Dengue fever, which is spread by Aedes mosquitoes, has claimed many lives in Kerala, with the Thiruvananthapuram district bearing the brunt of the toll. This study aims to demarcate the dengue risk zones in Thiruvananthapuram district using the analytical hierarchy process (AHP) and the fuzzy-AHP (F-AHP) methods. For the risk modelling, geo-environmental factors (normalized difference vegetation index, land surface temperature, topographic wetness index, land use/land cover types, elevation, normalized difference built-up index) and demographic factors (household density, population density) have been utilized. The ArcGIS 10.8 and ERDAS Imagine 8.4 software tools have been used to derive the risk zone maps. The area of the risk maps is classified into five zones. The dengue risk zone maps were validated using dengue case data collected from the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme portal. From the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis and the area under the ROC curve (AUC) values, it is proved that the F-AHP method (AUC value of 0.971) has comparatively more prediction capability than the AHP method (AUC value of 0.954) in demarcating the dengue risk zones. Also, based on the comparison of the risk zone map with actual case data, it was confirmed that around 82.87% of the dengue cases occurred in the very high and high-risk zones, thus proving the efficacy of the model. According to the dengue risk map prepared using the F-AHP model, 9.09% of the area of Thiruvananthapuram district is categorized as very high risk. The prepared dengue risk maps will be helpful for decision-makers, staff with the health, and disaster management departments in adopting effective measures to prevent the risks of dengue spread and thereby minimize loss of life.
      PubDate: 2022-09-16
       
  • The evolution of port-city relations in the era of technological
           development: case study of Bandar-Abbas County, Iran

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      Abstract: Abstract The port-city interface, as a spatial-functional concept, and its relations have been reproduced many times in developed and developing countries. However, there are few studies on such relations in West Asia while urbanization and shipping in this region are considered ancient concepts. The present study investigates the port-city relations in Bandar-Abbas County after the establishment and exploitation of Shahid Rajaee container port to bridge the gap in the study of port-city relations in West Asia, with distinct national–international political contexts. Also, it aims to methodologically analyze the interface as a multi-layered space where the city and the port geographically meet, and different urban, port, and related industrial uses cooperate, conflict, and give character to the port-city. In other words, the present study seeks to understand how the development of containerization of the port and the subsequent required spatial changes in recent decades have influenced the formation of port-city relations in Bandar-Abbas County. To this end, the social, spatial-functional, economic, and governance components are investigated and analyzed, using the qualitative approach of constructivist grounded theory. The extracted category clusters indicate that the city and the port have experienced four temporal-spatial stages in their relations during this period. Although in Bandar-Abbas County, no large-scale displacement of uses is observed, introducing new port and industrial uses to the outskirts of the city under factors such as macro-policies and the economy, has created a lot of competition, in addition to increasing spatial-functional conflict in the port-city interface. In general, despite a great social cohesion in port-city relations, these relations have developed separately in spatial, functional, economic, and governance areas.
      PubDate: 2022-09-13
       
  • Go-ahead urban liveability indicators (ULI) influence on residents’
           well-being: a case for Lekki-Lagos, Nigeria

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      Abstract: Abstract According to the UN habitat report on the new agenda 2030, 3.5 billion persons live in cities currently. By 2030, about 5 billion people are likely to be in cities. Liveability quests are an urban concern across the globe. And it is a holistic connection that involves five key aspects: healthy and ample neighbourhood, convenience and green mobility, diverse and buoyant local economy, lively public places/spaces and affordability. Therefore, the study investigates the impact of urban liveability indicators on inhabitants' well-being in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. By: identifying the UN-Habitat and WHO checklist for urban liveability as an assessment of the current liveability conditions in Lekki, Lagos, identifying the urban liveability indicators in Lekki, Lagos, and investigating the effect of urban liveability indicators (ULI) on residents' well-being/health in Lekki, Lagos. The research employed a mixed research methods (quantitative and qualitative methods) and used a case study as the research strategy Semi-structure Questionnaires (quantitative survey method) and In-depth interview guide, Focused Group discussion (FGD), observation Guide, WHO Urban Liveability checklist (qualitative research method) were an instrument for data collection. The data analysis and discussion were chronologically along with the objectives, and study findings established that the Lekki neighbourhood has high liveability standards. However, there is a strong correlation between ULI and residents' well-being/health. The issue of urban liveability is germane to urban residents' health, well-being, happiness and longevity. In conclusion, the guideline for urban liveability identified in the study may be a handy tool for a key interested party in cities to plan for a better world.
      PubDate: 2022-09-08
       
  • Determinants of household food insecurity and coping strategies in
           Northern Ghana

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      Abstract: Abstract Household food insecurity is gradually being acknowledged as a public health issue in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, little is known about the actions that food insecure households take in a food crisis. We used ordered probit, count data, and Tobit models to investigate the drivers of food insecurity and the extent of household food coping mechanisms in the face of food deficit. The food consumption score and food insecurity experience scale indicators were used to measure food insecurity in Northern Ghana, while the coping strategy index was used to estimate the extent of food coping mechanisms in the midst of food shortfall. The primary coping techniques used by the sampled households included eating fewer favorite meals, lowering the number of meals eaten per day, and reducing the size of the meals eaten. The severity of a household's food insecurity status was determined by a variety of household demographic factors, asset accumulation and policy-driven factors. Households with a high number of assets, participation in non-farm activities, and access to extension services, used less approaches to overcome food shortages. Those with a large number of wards in school used more coping strategies during food shortages. Households should be encouraged to diversify their income sources, and create both capital and social assets in order to increase their resilience to food insecurity.
      PubDate: 2022-09-05
       
  • Urban sprawl: Do its financial and economic benefits outweigh its costs
           for local governments'

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      Abstract: Abstract International literature on urban sprawl mainly emphasizes its environmental, social, and economic effects on urban areas. Many studies have dealt with the environmental effects of urban sprawl. However, the financial and economic consequences of this phenomenon are not yet clear. This study seeks to find the financial and economic consequences of urban sprawl on urban management. For this purpose, it uses an interpretive approach and a systematic Meta-synthesis method. Meta-synthesis is the systematic review and integration of findings from qualitative studies to form a new interpretation of the research field. The statistical population is the findings of other researchers in the field of urban sprawl in the period 1970–2022. The data were encoded and interpreted using MAXQDA software. MAXQDA is a qualitative research tool that can be used for coding and analyzing source materials. The results show that the financial and economic benefits of urban sprawl fall into seven categories: “real estate’s income; business, sales and services; government grants and subsidies; reduction in security costs; reduction in the cost of environment and urban services; reduction in physical costs and urban development; and reduction in the cost of transportation and traffic. But the costs of urban sprawl include "social and cultural costs; transportation and traffic costs; physical and urban development costs; environmental and urban services costs; current and administrative services costs; security and emergency services costs". Most researchers have acknowledged that the sprawl costs far more than the financial and economic benefits to the city, with most of the costs being borne by the environment and urban services, as well as transportation and traffic. Regarding the benefits of urban sprawl, researchers have emphasized the benefits of real estate. In many cities around the world, including cities in developing countries, extensive urban land ownership, and physical assets mean that taxes and charges on them can significantly increase public revenues, which can continue to increase as urban productivity increases. It seems that until there is not a fundamental change in the financial structure of urban management; the growth of urban sprawl or expansion is inevitable.
      PubDate: 2022-09-05
       
  • Study on the land surface cover dynamics of built-up areas and its
           implication for sustainable urban planning in Hawassa city, Ethiopia

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      Abstract: Abstract Rapid and uncontrolled urbanization is one of the drivers responsible for land cover Change dynamics in Ethiopia. In most of the cities and towns of Ethiopia, the proportion of different types of urban land surface cover and trends of change in each are unknown and thus hindering environmentally sustainable urban planning. This study describes different land surface cover types and their dynamics of change, and subsequent influence on the Land Surface Temperature of Hawassa city between 2011 and 2021. The i-Tree canopy and Landsat 5 (TM) and Landsat 8 (OLI) images were used for 2011 and 2021 to analyze the land surface cover and surface temperature change, respectively. The results show that bare soil is the dominant land surface cover type (23.4%), followed by tree canopy cover (21.4%), while impervious roads occupied the smallest land surface area cover (3.4%) along with water bodies (1%). In 10 years most of the land surface cover types increased positively, including tree covers by + 9.8%. The only exceptions were bare soil and herbaceous cover, which decreased drastically by − 34.6% and − 2.8%, respectively. As a result of tree cover increment, the average and maximum Land Surface Temperature showed a declining trend between the two periods. This study shows that increasing tree cover in line with the expansion of urbanization is inversely correlated with the land surface temperature which implies that integrating green coverage along with the built-up area can reduce heatwave in the fast growing urban areas. Therefore, the Hawassa city administration should set tree cover targets to achieve the desired balance between green and grey infrastructure and enhance the climate resilience level of the study area.
      PubDate: 2022-09-05
       
  • Darkness under the city lights: a qualitative study on the life of urban
           homelessness, evidence from Siliguri city of West Bengal, India

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      Abstract: Abstract Urban homeless peoples are always invisible and neglected in public policy, and they are treated as non-citizens in our cities. The paper investigated the living experiences of urban homelessness in the rapidly expanding city of Siliguri- ‘the gateway of north-east India’. A case study method using qualitative in-depth interviews and observation techniques has been applied to understand their significant problems and issues. The findings suggest that they have been forced to live in deplorable conditions since they are marginalized and ignored in every fundamental aspect of life. Basic human rights and access to basic amenities are forbidden to them, even they are not permitted and struggle to survive in the vacant space of the city. Surviving on the streets generally entails surviving in a physically and mentally challenging environment, with denial of fundamental human rights, lack of employment, and even no guaranteed nutritious food; they are turning themselves into drug addicts, criminals, and lawbreakers. The study also reveals that some specific homeless groups, including women, children, and elders, are the most vulnerable, and their threats to various menaces are even cumulated during the night. Even though they have equal opportunity and “right to the city,” these marginalized individuals have no place to assert their fundamental rights.
      PubDate: 2022-09-04
       
  • Attitudes toward global and national climate policies in Finland – The
           significance of climate change risk perception and urban/rural-domicile

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      Abstract: Abstract This paper examines public support for global- and national-level climate policy instruments in Finland, and the ways urban/rural-domicile and climate change risk perception predict people’s attitudes toward climate policies. Moreover, this study analyzes the degree to which perception of closeness to the district modifies people’s climate policy attitudes. The research method employed was ordinal logistic regression and data were from the demographically representative Finland 2019-survey (n = 1742 and response activity = 44%). According to the results, subsidizing renewable energy is an especially popular climate policy instrument, whereas approving new nuclear plants is rather unpopular. Policy instruments were typically more popular at the global level than they were at the national level. Perception of climate change risk was especially strongly linked with support for a national carbon tax. The effect of urban/rural-domicile and subjective closeness to the district on the attitudes was highly dependent on the policy instrument in question. The study contributes to the understanding of how climate policy attitudes vary depending on the climate change risk perception, urban/rural-domicile, and the instrument-type.
      PubDate: 2022-09-03
       
  • (Re)working subjectivities and social-spatial interactions in the urban
           landscape: The Camel Toe Lady Steppers Parade in New Orleans Mardi Gras

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      Abstract: Abstract This paper examines relational Mardi Gras street parade practices and performances of the Camel Toe Lady Steppers dance troupe with one another, other individuals, and groups—an assembly of plurality that is embodied, provisional, and performative. Using ethnographic methodology and an intersectional approach that emphasizes space, place, scale, and movement, nonfiction composite storytelling demonstrates the potential of public space in challenging normative individual and collective subjectivities as well as the lived gendered, raced, and classed Mardi Gras and urban landscapes in New Orleans. This case is relevant because it reveals how situated agency is central to the active and public (re)working of intersectional subjectivities and social-spatial integration, experienced and witnessed, not emphasized in other studies.
      PubDate: 2022-09-01
       
  • Double or nothing: push and pull factors of casinos in Europe

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      Abstract: Abstract Gambling tourism is a subject that has been gaining a lot of interest and notoriety over the last two decades. Push and pull factors have for long been the backbone of tourism studies and this research seeks to expound on this theory within the area of casinos. In this study, 1383 google reviews from five different countries in coastal Europe: Casino Vila Moura, Algarve (Portugal), Casino Barrière Le Croisette, Cannes (France), Casino de Monte-Carlo, (Monaco), Casino Malta, (Malta), and Regency Casino Thessaloniki, (Greece) were analyzed with the software Leximancer. The main objective of this study was to identify the concepts in the reviews and then pinpoint what push and pull factor these concepts belonged to and how important this was when choosing a casino destination in Europe. The results highlight the importance of the pull factor while choosing a destination and reveals that gamers seek mainly table games as they attract both players and other tourists who tend to gather around the tables to watch. Among the greatest push-factors is the excitement of winning money in slot machines. Findings also demonstrate that casinos located in Europe offer world-class gambling services that are both engaging and fun to engage in. This study adds to earlier research by employing the push and pull motivation framework within the area of casinos based on user-generated content.
      PubDate: 2022-09-01
       
  • Comparison of neural network methods (fuzzy ARTMAP, Kohonen and
           Perceptron) and maximum likelihood efficiency in preparation of land use
           map

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      Abstract: Abstract With the development of various methods in the field of satellite image classification and change detection, especially in recent decades, choosing the best and accurate method for preparation of lands use map and lands cover in different regions has become increasingly grown. For this purpose, classification of satellite images in Yazd plain-Ardakan was done as 7 categories of lands use including (poor pasture, bare lands, residential areas, sand dunes, Semi-dense pasture, agricultural and rocky lands) and then training samples were collected from the area by using 1: 20,000 aerial photos, satellite images, Google Earth and field visit. Then, by using the properties of the images, land-use classes in the study area was chose and after determining the classes` resolution, the classification in a supervised way and by using artificial neural network techniques, Fuzzy ARTMAP, Kohonen, Perceptron and maximum likelihood was done. The aim of this study was to compare the maximum likelihood algorithm and three methods of artificial neural network to classify the land cover in the study area (Yazd plain-Ardakan). The results of evaluation of the accuracy of these four methods showed that the overall accuracy of maximum likelihood classification methods, Kohonen, Fuzzy ARTMAP and Perceptron neural network method is 89/0, 89/0, 87/0 and 23/0 respectively and their kappa coefficient is 91%, 80%, 73% and 21% respectively. Therefore, according to the results, the maximum likelihood method has the best performance in land use mapping in the study area.
      PubDate: 2022-08-29
       
  • Spatial analysis of neighborhood vitality determinants on physical
           activity: a case study of Chicago

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      Abstract: Abstract Previous research has largely ignored the neighborhood’s vitality in creating a relaxing and safe environment for the prevalence of physical activity. Neighborhood vitality is critical for a healthy urban environment, and outdoor safety can only be ensured by reducing crime and repurposing underutilized spaces. A global regression and two local regressions are used to model the cross-sectional, ecological relationships between physical inactivity and multiple environmental variables in Chicago, United States. Multiscale geographically weighted regression showed the best model fit (R2 = 0.92). According to the findings, the factors influencing physical inactivity in Chicago neighborhoods are crime, green space, and vacant properties. Physical inactivity is rising in neighborhoods with a high share of 17 aged and younger and children living in poverty. Besides that, the relationships between neighborhood covariates and physical inactivity are spatially heterogeneous. Our study advocates for multiscale and multidisciplinary policies and institutions to create comfortable outdoor spaces for controlling and reducing physical inactivity prevalence.
      PubDate: 2022-08-26
       
 
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