Search for dissertations about: "thesis on urbanization"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 56 swedish dissertations containing the words thesis on urbanization.

  1. 1. Remote Sensing of Urbanization and Environmental Impacts

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Jan Haas; KTH.; [2013]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Remote Sensing; Classification; Land Use Land-Cover; Support Vector Machine; Random Forest; Urbanization; Environmental Impact; Landscape Metrics; Ecosystem Services;

    Abstract : The unprecedented growth of urban areas all over the globe is nowadays maybe most apparent in China having undergone rapid urbanization since the late 1970s. The need for new residential, commercial and industrial areas leads to new urban regions challenging sustainable development and the maintenance and creation of a high living standard as well as the preservation of ecological functionality. READ MORE

  2. 2. Urbanization in Romania : a geography of social and economic change since independence

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Economic research inst., Stockholm school of economics [Ekonomiska forskningsinst. vid Handelshögsk.] (EFI)

    Author : Per Ronnås; Handelshögskolan i Stockholm.; [1984]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Urbanisering; Ekonomiska förhållanden; Ekonomisk geografi; Rumänien; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Economics; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Romania is an interesting laboratory for the study of urbanization. Few countries in Europe have experienced such sharp social, cultural and economic discrimination between town and village, among regions and among ethnic groups. Profound political changes after the two world wars have added to the complexity of the urban transition. READ MORE

  3. 3. PRO-POOR PLANNING: A Tool for Strategic Territorial Planning and a Conceptual Framework Drawn from Studies in Colombia and Costa Rica

    University dissertation from Housing Development & Management, LTH, Lund University

    Author : Carlos de la Espriella; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Statistical Information; Poverty Reduction; Social Housing; Urban Governance; Urbanization; Poverty Impact Assessments; Poverty Mapping; Local Authorities; Poverty; Integrated Urban Planning; Inequality; Geographic Information Systems; Decentralization; Costa Rica; Census Microdata; Colombia; Urban Residential Segregation; Urban Planning;

    Abstract : Few planning practices in the South seem to be equipped with key concepts and technical, empirical and administrative capacities required to comprehend and visualize the phenomenon of poverty at inter- and intra-urban levels, which compromises their ability to inform decision-makers on the effects on poverty reduction of the land-based actions they design, implement and monitor. This challenge was addressed from conceptual, technical, empirical, and administrative angles, which correspond to the research objectives. READ MORE

  4. 4. Out of the wild : studies on the forest as a recreational resource for urban residents

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Olof Olsson; Umeå universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; forest values and beliefs; GIS; public participation; recreation; social forest qualities; spatial interaction; urban forest; urban fringe forest; urban planning; urbanization; Social and Economic Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : This thesis explores and analyzes the demand for and supply of forests in and near urban areas from a social perspective. Specific focus is directed towards recreational qualities of forests located just outside urban borders, that is, urban fringe forests. To this end, the thesis is based on four empirical research papers. READ MORE

  5. 5. Unguja Ukuu on Zanzibar : An archaeological study of early urbanism

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Afrikansk och jämförande arkeologi

    Author : Abdurahman Juma; Uppsala universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Archaeology; cultural complexity; cycles; early urbanism; and urban characterization; Arkeologi; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Archaeology subjects; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Arkeologiämnen;

    Abstract : This study describes archaeological excavations carried out at Unguja Ukuu on the main island of Zanzibar, Tanzania. The site has long remained obscure, oral histories do not mention it and no particular group among the living community of the island describes its origin from the site. READ MORE