Promoting sustainable strategies for a resilient Asia Pacific

Byrd, Hugh and Knight-Lenihan, Stephen and Reeves, Dory (2012) Promoting sustainable strategies for a resilient Asia Pacific. Transforming Cties, Auckland, New Zealand. ISBN 9780992251000

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Abstract

This project presents an integrated approach to evaluating the challenges
facing urbanization in association with increasing population and decreasing
per capita availability of resources, through the identification of various
issues like: food security, density and intensification, alternative energy,
impact on rural land resources, ecosystem planning and coastal tourism
management.
The following questions are used to guide the project. Can existing
resources support increasing intensification and density? What is the
potential for food production within this intensification and density? How will
travel behaviour choices be affected? In the event of de-urbanization; Can
rural land use capacity support an influx of urban immigrants? How can
alternative technology in rural areas support energy supply? Can the bioregional
planning bridge conservation and sense of place in coastal areas?
How resilient is coastal tourism development?
The following chapters discuss in detail these research questions and
provide a brief outline of the proposed strategies and methods used to
answer these questions. Considering that our research is work-in-progress
and at various stages of development. It was therefore very difficult to draw
specific conclusions or recommend solutions. This integrated approach is
our first step towards developing both local and global understanding of
some of the real challenges facing Asia-Pacific region.

Keywords:de-urbanisation, urbanisation, food security, Asia-Pacific, ecosystem planning, coastal tourism management
Subjects:J Technologies > J910 Energy Technologies
L Social studies > L712 Human and Social Geography of Asia
L Social studies > L722 Urban Geography
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K420 Urban and Rural Planning
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
ID Code:17427
Deposited On:10 May 2015 17:02

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