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A&P Continuidad     Open Access  
Ager. Revista de Estudios sobre Despoblacion y Desarrollo Rural     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alternativa. Revista de Estudios Rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ambiances     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ángulo Recto. Revista de estudios sobre la ciudad como espacio plural     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Apuntes : Revista de Estudios sobre Patrimonio Cultural - Journal of Cultural Heritage Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arboricultural Journal : The International Journal of Urban Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Architecture and Urban Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Archivio di Studi Urbani e Regionali     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arquitectura y Urbanismo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Baltic Journal of Real Estate Economics and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Baru : Revista Brasileira de Assuntos Regionais e Urbanos     Open Access  
Belgeo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bhumi : The Planning Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Biblio3W : Revista Bibliográfica de Geografía y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Borderlands Journal : Culture, Politics, Law and Earth     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brussels Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BUILT : International Journal of Building, Urban, Interior and Landscape Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin KNOB     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cadernos Metrópole     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Planning and Policy / Aménagement et politique au Canada     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Change Over Time     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cidades, Comunidades e Territórios     Open Access  
Cities & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cities and the Environment (CATE)     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Cities People Places : An International Journal on Urban Environments     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
City & Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
City and Environment Interactions     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
City, Territory and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Cityscape     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Ciudades     Open Access  
Civil and Environmental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Computational Urban Science     Open Access  
Continuité     Full-text available via subscription  
Cordis : Revista Eletrônica de História Social da Cidade     Open Access  
Creative Space     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critical Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cuadernos de Desarrollo Rural     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Investigación Urbanística     Open Access  
Current Urban Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Den Gamle By : Danmarks Købstadmuseum (Årbog)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Disasters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
disP - The Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
EchoGéo     Open Access  
Eikonocity. Storia e Iconografia delle Città e dei Siti Europei - History and Iconography of European Cities and Sites     Open Access  
Environment, Space, Place     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Environnement Urbain / Urban Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Estudios del Hábitat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Demográficos y Urbanos     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Planning Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
European Spatial Research and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
European Urban and Regional Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Forum Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Sustainable Cities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Future Cities and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Geoplanning : Journal of Geomatics and Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Glocality     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
História, Natureza e Espaço - Revista Eletrônica do Grupo de Pesquisa NIESBF     Open Access  
Housing Policy Debate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Housing Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Housing, Care and Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Housing, Theory and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
IET Smart Cities     Open Access  
Il Capitale Culturale. Studies on the Value of Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
In Situ. Revue des patrimoines     Open Access  
Insights into Regional Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
interFACES     Open Access  
Interiors : Design, Architecture and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
International Journal of Community Development     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Community Well-Being     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Conflict and Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of E-Planning Research     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Housing and Human Settlement Planning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Housing Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Human Capital in Urban Management     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Rural Law and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Strategic Property Management     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Town Planning and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
International Journal of Urban Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Planning History Society Proceedings     Open Access  
Joelho : Journal of Architectural Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Architectural / Planning Research and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Architecture and Urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Journal of architecture&ENVIRONMENT     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Architecture, Design and Construction     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Biourbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Borderlands Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Delta Urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Environmental Design     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of European Landscapes     Open Access  
Journal of European Real Estate Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Housing Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Land and Rural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Land Use Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Public Space     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Rural and Community Development     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Rural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Sustainable Development     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Transport and Land Use     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Urban Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Urban Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Urban Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Urban Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Urban Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Urban Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Urban Mobility     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Urban Technology and Sustainability     Open Access  
Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Jurnal Arsitektur Lansekap     Open Access  
Jurnal Pengembangan Kota     Open Access  
Jurnal Planologi     Open Access  
Kart og plan     Open Access  
Land     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Land Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Landscape History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Landscape Journal : design, planning, and management of the land     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Landscape Online     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Les Cahiers de la recherche architecturale urbaine et paysagère     Open Access  
Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Métropoles     Open Access  
Mokslas – Lietuvos ateitis / Science – Future of Lithuania     Open Access  
npj Urban Sustainability     Open Access  
On the w@terfront. Public Art. Urban Design. Civic Participation. Urban Regeneration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy     Open Access  
Oz : the Journal of the College of Architecture, Planning &Design at Kansas State University     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Paisagem e Ambiente     Open Access  
Pampa : Revista Interuniversitaria de Estudios Territoriales     Open Access  
Paranoá : cadernos de arquitetura e urbanismo     Open Access  
Parks Stewardship Forum     Open Access  
Pensum     Open Access  
Polish Journal of Landscape Studies     Open Access  
Pós. Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo da FAUUSP     Open Access  
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Procesos Urbanos     Open Access  
Produção Acadêmica     Open Access  
project baikal : Journal of architecture, design and urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Projets de Paysage     Open Access  
Psychological Research on Urban Society     Open Access  
Quivera     Open Access  
Raumforschung und Raumordnung / Spatial Research and Planning     Open Access  
Research in Urbanism Series     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Revista Amazônia Moderna     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Desenvolvimento Regional     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais     Open Access  
Revista de Arquitectura     Open Access  
Revista de Design, Tecnologia e Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais e-metropolis     Open Access  
Revista de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território     Open Access  
Revista El Topo     Open Access  
Revista Empresa y Humanismo     Open Access  
Revista Hábitat Sustenable     Open Access  
Revista Márgenes Espacio Arte y Sociedad     Open Access  
Revista Movimentos Sociais e Dinâmicas Espaciais     Open Access  
Revista Transporte y Territorio     Open Access  
Ri-Vista : Ricerche per la progettazione del paesaggio     Open Access  
Risco : Revista de Pesquisa em Arquitetura e Urbanismo     Open Access  
Room One Thousand     Open Access  
RUA     Open Access  
Rural & Urbano     Open Access  
Rural China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Rural Landscapes : Society, Environment, History     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Rural Review : Ontario Rural Planning, Development, and Policy     Open Access  
Rural Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Rural Sustainability Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Scienze del Territorio     Open Access  
Sens public     Open Access  
Seoul Journal of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Smart and Sustainable Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Smart Cities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sociologia urbana e rurale     Full-text available via subscription  
South African Journal of Geomatics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
South Australian Geographical Journal     Open Access  
Space Ontology International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Storia Urbana     Full-text available via subscription  
Streetnotes     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
tecYt     Open Access  
TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Territoire en Mouvement     Open Access  
Territories : A Trans-Cultural Journal of Regional Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Territorio     Full-text available via subscription  
Territorio della Ricerca su Insediamenti e Ambiente. Rivista internazionale di cultura urbanistica     Open Access  

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Cities and the Environment (CATE)
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ISSN (Print) 1932-7048
Published by Loyola Marymount University Homepage  [4 journals]
  • Suicide and Homicide More Common with Limited Urban Tree Canopy Cover

    • Authors: Thomas V L El-Mallakh et al.
      Abstract: Distribution of urban tree canopies is generally not uniform. Multiple variables have been shown to be associated with tree canopy cover, including violence, health, and general well-being. Herein we examine the relationship of tree cover with intentional deaths. Suicide, homicide, and tree cover data were examined by ZIP code for Louisville, a mid-sized city in Kentucky. Relationship between intentional death (suicide and homicide) and tree cover was examined with Poisson regression analysis. In both univariate and multivariate models, suicides (P < 0.0001 and P = 0.0005), homicides (P < 0.0001 and P = 0.03), and combination (P = 0.0541) were negatively associated with tree cover. In this exploratory study we have found that sparse canopy cover is associated with higher rates of intentional human death (both suicides and homicides). Given that suicides and homicides are relatively rare occurrences, these data suggest that larger samples be examined to confirm the relationship between intentional death and canopy cover.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 13:37:55 PDT
       
  • Civic Environmental Stewardship: Aligning Organizational and Participant
           Motivations

    • Authors: Kathleen L. Wolf et al.
      Abstract: Natural area management and sustainability in cities is ever more reliant on civic environmental stewardship. Many conservation organizations sponsor stewardship programs that enlist volunteers to care for the land and restore urban ecosystems. Stewardship program success depends on alignment of individuals’ and sponsoring organizations’ goals. We conducted surveys with a sample of 165 volunteers across natural areas stewardship events in metropolitan King County (Washington, U.S.). An adapted Volunteer Functions Inventory framework was used to understand volunteers’ motivations, satisfactions, and volunteering history. Our findings confirmed the multidimensional dynamics of volunteerism, as stewardship volunteers were motivated and expressed satisfaction for practical altruism, social interactions, experiential learning and a sense of positive impact. High frequency volunteers expressed higher values across all satisfactions outcomes. People who participated in stewardship events closer to home indicated higher event-related social esteem and personal efficacy. Overall, volunteers were generally of greater education attainment, more affluent, and culturally identified as white at a higher rate than the region’s populace, suggesting the need for program innovations to improve stewardship participation diversity. Findings that differ from more general volunteer studies indicate volunteers’ concerns for other people and the environment, in the near term and as legacy for the future. Stewardship organizations’ programs are guided by goals and values. A systematic approach to knowledge building about volunteer motivations can inform more successful volunteer engagement, such as recruitment and retention.
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Dec 2021 10:43:38 PST
       
  • Contextual Considerations of Green Stormwater Infrastructure Siting

    • Authors: Dexter H. Locke et al.
      Abstract: Green infrastructure increasingly is used to ameliorate water quality and quantity problems caused by runoff in cities. Studies show how the spatial distribution of these Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) sites are unevenly distributed relative to socioeconomic and demographic groups. Often this is described as an indicator of perpetuated environment injustice, given the purported social and environmental benefits of GSI. To assess equity, researchers often examine either who gets what with respect to environmental ‘goods’ such as tree canopy and other green infrastructures, or investigate the procedures, decision making processes, and power structures pertaining to planning processes. This paper uses both spatial analyses to examine where GSI is located and who lives nearby in New Haven, CT, and illuminates the processes by which those locations were determined. An environmental injustice pattern was not observed: most GSI were located in low-income communities of color. However, the process that led to the siting had very little to do with who was living where. Instead, GSI siting decisions were determined by funding opportunities and their site selection criteria, flooding, combined sewer infrastructure, and avoiding infrastructure conflicts on a street segment. Future spatial analyses could consider the implicit or explicit baselines for equity in light of the processes and constraints that determine how and where GSI gets installed, and better incorporate the process of green infrastructure allocation in the chosen analytical metrics. By examining the process (ie the “how”) and the outcomes (ie the “what went where”) this study broadens the spatial analyses to include embedded knowledge from those who actually make the decisions that ultimately determine the location of GSI.
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Dec 2021 10:43:24 PST
       
  • Pollinators on Green Roofs: Diversity and Trait Analysis of Wild Bees
           (Hymenoptera: Anthophila) and Hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) in an Urban
           Area (Geneva, Switzerland)

    • Authors: Aurelia Passaseo et al.
      Abstract: Green roofs can provide food resources to several insect groups. For pollinators found in cities, as are wild bees and hoverflies, the existence of a wide variety of green infrastructures is crucial to ensure their development and survival. In order to investigate if wild bees and hoverflies use green roofs and how local and landscape factors influence their abundance and diversity, sampling of these insects was done in 2017 using cornet traps on extensive green roofs of two types: 1) urban green roofs (30% of green spaces in a 200m radius). There were 62 wild bee species and 10 hoverfly species identified during the 22-week sampling period. For the latter, no differences in richness and abundance were found between roofs and between roof types. Most hoverfly species were associated with xero-thermophilic habitats. Regarding wild bees, no difference in abundance and richness was observed between roofs. However, urban roofs showed significantly lower abundances compared to mixed landscape roofs. Local and landscape factors influenced the pollinator communities: the percentage of attractive plant species on roofs was positively correlated with the abundance of wild bees and the percentage of green areas in a 600 m radius was positively correlated with their richness. The traits analysis showed no difference between roofs and between roof types. Our results highlight the important role of green roofs in supplying food resources for urban pollinators instead of providing suitable nesting habitats. The abundance of attractive plant species for pollinators and diversified landscape surrounding green roofs seem to be key factors in order to promote these wild pollinators in cities.
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Dec 2021 10:43:10 PST
       
  • Exploring the Ecology of Establishing Oak Trees in Urban Settings of the
           Northeast

    • Authors: Tierney Bocsi et al.
      Abstract: Urban forests notoriously lack diversity in the biological communities that inhabit them, from the age and species composition of street trees to wildlife populations. In reaction to invasions of nonnative insects and diseases as well as predicted response to climate change, an emerging number of community foresters and tree wardens are expanding their urban tree planting practices to include a broader assemblage of tree species. These include oaks, among other species able to tolerate and adapt to urban conditions. Oaks are potentially favorable in regions like the northeastern U.S., where they grow extensively in rural forests and demonstrate potential resistance to specific urban pests that have caused challenges for other historically popular and extensively planted street trees. Additionally, they are known to feature a number of wildlife benefits, and their ranges in the Northeast are predicted to expand under many future climate change forecast models. We examine the role of oaks in the urban environment through the lens of the urban forest diversity deficit, reviewing topics that include diversity recommendations, threats by nonnative insects and diseases, and the human-wildlife interface. The goal of this work is to encourage careful consideration of where and when to plant oak trees to help professionals address issues of uniformity, while achieving benefits for urban forest ecosystems and residents.
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 10:55:27 PDT
       
  • Living with Water: Documenting Lived Experience and Social-Emotional
           Impacts of Chronic Flooding for Local Adaptation Planning

    • Authors: Lindsay K. Campbell et al.
      Abstract: Coastal communities are threatened by extreme weather events in the form of storm surge and by frequent, chronic, or nuisance flooding. The physical damage of these events is vast and established in the literature; however, the social-emotional impacts are less well-documented. This pilot study sought to understand the impacts of tidal flooding on flood-prone communities in Queens, NY. Through in-depth, semi-structured interviews (n=9) with civic science participants, we document flooding impacts, identify adaptations to flooding, and examine sources of information about flooding--including local networks and relationship to government. We found that participants are knowledgeable about and engaged with the processes, rhythms, and impacts of tidal flooding. Qualitative methods can be used to surface experiences of living with flooding and therefore inform planning processes. This work demonstrates the need to attune methods and data collection to better capture and understand lived experience, local ecological knowledge, and civic engagement--as these are crucial building blocks for strengthening social resilience. Finally, by rooting the research in civic science and a co-production approach, this study provides a starting point for building shared knowledge across different stakeholders to inform collaborative adaptation planning. Ultimately, we seek to better engage local knowledge -- including rich, qualitative data capturing lived experience -- into adaptation and resilience planning.
      PubDate: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:40:16 PDT
       
  • A Pattern Language for Environmental Justice: Applying Interconnected,
           Evidence-Based Problem-Solution Sequences to Comprehensive Equity Analysis
           

    • Authors: Josh Rosa
      Abstract: This essay examines pattern language design as a method of comprehensive environmental justice analysis. First, the essay describes common limitations of conventional methods of analysis, finding the interconnected problem-solution sequences described as pattern languages address most limitations. Next, the essay examines the potential for pattern language design, when paired with other methods, to equip local communities to more intelligently evaluate the actual equity impacts of environmental choices.
      PubDate: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:40:06 PDT
       
  • Homeowners’ Willingness to Adopt Environmentally Beneficial Landscape
           Practices in an Urbanizing Watershed

    • Authors: Johanna Stacy et al.
      Abstract: Streams in urbanizing watersheds often experience low flows in summer due to increased water use for residential landscaping and decreased base flow as impervious land cover limits aquifer recharge. Environmentally beneficial landscape practices that save water and infiltrate runoff have the potential to provide multiple ecological benefits including reducing stress on urban streams, but can face opposition by local homeowners. Thus, this study explored attitudes toward landscape water conservation including the barriers and motivations that exist to adoption of water conserving landscape practices by residents in the Ipswich River watershed north of Boston, Massachusetts (USA) that experiences seasonal water shortages. The study used a mail-out and on-line survey with images of different water conserving landscape practices (including rain gardens and native plantings) and questions about homeowners’ watering practices, likelihood of adopting these landscape practices, and attitudes towards environmental issues in the region, including existing water policies to restrict use. The results showed that residents (n=265) were aware of existing water shortages and supportive of water conservation policies. Their willingness to adopt water conserving landscape practices was influenced by aesthetic preference with more support for practices that appeared neat rather than those that appeared unkempt. Barriers to residential adoption of these landscape practices included concern about disease-carrying pests and the perceived cost of landscape change. Knowledge about the environment, as operationalized by membership in a local watershed association, as well as educational attainment and income were statistically significant variables in predicting aesthetic preferences and willingness to adopt landscape practices. Promoting widespread adoption of water conserving landscape practices could benefit from local community support and educational initiatives about the multiple-benefits of these practices, including potential long-term cost savings for homeowners. Residential landscape design and management, however, are only part of overarching policy changes that could address water conservation in urbanizing watersheds.
      PubDate: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 17:39:06 PDT
       
  • Using Urban Ecology as a Transdisciplinary Approach for Teaching English
           Learners

    • Authors: Elvira G. Armas et al.
      Abstract: Teams from the Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL) and the Center for Urban Resilience (CURes) at Loyola Marymount University collaborated on multi-year projects to implement the Urban Ecology for English Learners Projects designed to implement a professional learning and curriculum model to explicitly engage students in experiences where they learn science content through investigations of their local schoolyards and neighborhoods while simultaneously advancing language and literacy skills. This partnership empowers educators to leverage the interdisciplinary science of urban ecology and resilience as a way to democratize access and opportunity for English Learner students in diverse urban settings.
      PubDate: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 15:20:55 PST
       
  • Motivations, Environmental Attitudes, and Personal Efficacy of Volunteers
           at CommuniTree Tree-Planting Events in Northwest Indiana, U.S.

    • Authors: Kaitlyn Pike et al.
      Abstract: In this paper, we examine the mechanisms of volunteering at tree-planting events conducted as part of a new, multi-organizational tree-planting effort in northwest Indiana called CommuniTree. A broad literature exists on general volunteerism as well as environmental volunteering, urban forestry volunteering, and even tree-planting volunteering. Yet, the motivations, environmental attitudes, and personal efficacy of urban forestry volunteers in particular are not fully understood, nor are the outcomes and implications of volunteer participation in neighborhood greening programs. A 22-question (34 individual items), self-report survey was administered in-person at CommuniTree tree-planting events in 2017 through 2019, obtaining 114 responses. CommuniTree volunteers who responded to our survey are mostly white, male, full-time students of college age (18-24), who came to the tree planting by way of their university professor or a friend or family member telling them about it. Volunteers who completed our survey were motivated by intrinsic factors including a desire to help the community and a desire to help the environment, as well as extrinsic factors such as to complete community service hours, receive school-related extra credit, or as required through their employer’s partnership with CommuniTree. Additionally, volunteers report high rates of pro-environmental behavior, a high-level understanding of environmental issues, and high personal efficacy. Here, we frame our results in terms of the Volunteer Process Model’s three phases of volunteerism, and thereby consider the antecedents or prior conditions, experiences, and consequences or outcomes of volunteering in the context of respondent motivations, attitudes, knowledge, personal efficacy, and self-reported benefits and drawbacks of trees.
      PubDate: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 15:20:42 PST
       
  • Effects of Urbanization on Buff-bellied Hummingbirds in Subtropical South
           Texas

    • Authors: John S. Brush et al.
      Abstract: Urbanization and its associated processes affect wildlife in a variety of ways. Understanding how this increasing land use type affects biological communities is important for conservation efforts. Hummingbirds (family Trochilidae) are one taxon that has showed positive responses to varying intensities of urban development. We surveyed for Buff-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia yucatanensis), a species on its northern range-limits, in urban woodlands, residential, natural, and revegetated habitats. We examined how urbanization is affecting Buff-bellied Hummingbird populations in South Texas with point-count surveys and GIS analysis. We found that Buff-bellied Hummingbirds had greater relative abundances in urban settings when compared with peri-urban habitats, and were more likely to be found with increasing impervious cover. Our results support the growing literature showing how, in some species, urbanization can have positive impacts.
      PubDate: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 15:20:25 PST
       
  • Engaging New York City Volunteer Stewards Through Shifting Forest
           Management Goals

    • Authors: Nichole Henderson-Roy et al.
      Abstract: The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks) manages 7,300-acres of natural area forests by hands-on work of professional staff and volunteer stewards. Through NYC Parks’ Stewardship program, trained staff engage over 8,000 volunteers annually, many of them working in natural area forests removing invasive plants, planting, and formalizing trails throughout the city. Here we discuss the evolution of Parks’ community stewardship through a highly publicized tree planting campaign, the campaign’s conclusion and its newest approach to forest management.
      PubDate: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 10:56:39 PDT
       
  • Aligning City Forest Management by Engaging Community Partners in New York
           City

    • Authors: Helen M. Forgione
      Abstract: New York City contains 10,000 acres of forested natural areas, 8.5 million residents, and dozens of organizations dedicated to improving the condition of natural areas. The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks) manages the majority 7,300-acres of natural area forests through hands-on work and contracts overseen by the Division of Forestry, Horticulture and Natural Resources. Additional capacity to manage and steward NYC Parks’ forest resources is created through nurturing community organizations by the non-profit Natural Areas Conservancy (NAC). Here I discuss how NAC’s Conservancy Engagement Program is aligning forest management under NYC’s forest management plan to care for the forest.
      PubDate: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 10:56:35 PDT
       
  • A River Runs By It: How Embracing a River Created Synergy for a Natural
           Areas Program and Interagency Environmental Education in Billings, Montana
           

    • Authors: Heather Bilden et al.
      Abstract: Billings, MT was established in 1882 concurrent with the newly arrived railroad, which displaced the Yellowstone River as the area’s economic engine. For a century, Billings was dominated by ranching, agriculture, mining and refining. As the only major city in 125,000 square-miles, it is now a hub of commerce, education, and medical services. It has recently become a center for natural resource agencies and NGOs. Demand for quality of life amenities and local expertise to provide them has contributed to the rediscovery of the river as an ecological and recreational gem. This interest has led to the development of a Natural Areas management program in city wildland areas.
      PubDate: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 10:56:32 PDT
       
  • Leadership Learning Communities, Scientific Sustenance, and Adventures in
           Inspiration Feedback Loops in Baltimore, Maryland

    • Authors: Katherine J. Lautar
      Abstract: In 2012, three groups of neighbors from different Baltimore, MD communities reached out individually for assistance in cleaning up, protecting, and/or improving their community forests. In response, Baltimore Green Space (BGS) launched the forest stewardship network which included both neighbors and experts in forestry. The forest stewardship program hinges on cultivating resident interest, fostering collaborations, and conducting leadership development with community members, which involves over 300 neighbors in forest environmental engagements each year in 10-12 forest patches. BGS uses the term “environmental engagement” to describe a wide range of offerings that help to either educate the community about the environment and/or engage them with the environment. Our work with forest stewards inspired original research, which concluded that 20% of Baltimore’s Tree Canopy is in forest patches outside of parks—subsequent research was conducted in 100 of those forested spaces. A partnership with University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the US Forest Service continues to grow this dataset. These patches provide distributed access to natural environments in neighborhoods and are located throughout the city, excluding the most developed area in downtown Baltimore.
      PubDate: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 10:56:29 PDT
       
  • Conservation Strategies for a Globally Imperiled and Hyper-Fragmented
           Ecosystem: Acquisition, Regulations, Incentives and Outreach in Miami Dade
           County

    • Authors: James Duncan et al.
      Abstract: Pine rocklands are a globally critically imperiled ecosystem with limited geographic range, characterized by a high biodiversity of endemic herbaceous plants and frequent fire intervals (2-5 years). In Miami-Dade County, approximately 2% of the forest outside Everglades National Park (ENP) remains. The County adopted a forest property tax program in 1979, passed a forest preservation ordinance in 1984, and created a land acquisition program in 1991. Outreach and filling in the gaps between preservation areas are critical for the survival of a number of species.
      PubDate: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 10:56:25 PDT
       
  • Preservation, Regulations, and Policy to Protect and Grow
           Baltimore’s Forests

    • Authors: Ashley A. Bowers et al.
      Abstract: Organizations and city agencies in Baltimore, MD are working together to better protect forests and trees through a combination of preservation efforts, policies, and regulations. Non-profit Baltimore Green Space (BGS), Baltimore’s Department of Recreation and Parks (BCRP), and Baltimore’s Office of Sustainability (BOS) have played major roles in this work. To further advance these efforts, a process is underway to propose new regulations that would better protect and mitigate impacts of development on trees and forested natural areas.
      PubDate: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 10:56:21 PDT
       
  • Outcome Oriented Policy: Protecting the Urban Forest Through Tree
           Preservation and Complementary Land Development Regulations in Austin,
           Texas

    • Authors: Keith W. Mars
      Abstract: The City of Austin has some of the most progressive urban forest and environmental land development regulations in the country. The City directly protects trees and forested natural areas through tree preservation ordinances and indirectly through development restrictions on impervious cover, endangered species habitat, and limiting development in environmentally sensitive areas. This suite of regulations has contributed to an overall canopy coverage of 37% with much of that canopy preserved in perpetuity despite Austin being one of the fastest growing cities in the country.
      PubDate: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 10:56:18 PDT
       
  • Organization and Support of Long-Term Collaborative Relationships Between
           Private Citizens, Government Institutions and Universities to Conduct
           Inventories and Ecological Analyses across the Tampa Bay Watershed;
           Development of Strategic Plans for Forest Conservation; and Ongoing
           Support for Ecologically Based Management

    • Authors: Robert John Northrop
      Abstract: Successful conservation of forested natural areas within a matrix of urban land uses requires an ongoing collaborative relationship between private citizens, their governments, and scientists. Such collaboration requires an understanding of the social values which drive political decision making, an understanding of the function and processes that govern the natural area, and ecosystem management.
      PubDate: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 10:56:15 PDT
       
  • Cross Sector Partnerships – Development of the Chicago Region Trees
           Initiative

    • Authors: Lydia Scott et al.
      Abstract: The Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI) is a partnership of more than 200 organizations across the seven county Chicago metro region. The CRTI believes that trees are critical to our quality of life, and its mission is to ensure that trees are more healthy, abundant, diverse, and equitably distributed to provide needed benefits to all people and communities in the Chicago region. Our key goals are to inspire people to value trees, increase the Chicago region’s tree canopy, reduce threats to trees, and enhance oak ecosystems. The CRTI has built upon the work and programs of others, and the experience of partners to shape the urban forest in the Chicago region by 2050.
      PubDate: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 10:56:11 PDT
       
 
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