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Title Urban galapagos : transition to sustainability in complex adaptive systems / Thomas Kvan, Justyna Karakiewicz, editors.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]

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Series Social and ecological interactions in the Galapagos islands.
Social and ecological interactions in the Galapagos Islands.
Subject Environmental protection -- Galapagos Islands.
Human ecology -- Galapagos Islands.
Natural history -- Galapagos Islands.
Sustainability -- Galapagos Islands.
Galapagos Islands -- Environmental conditions.
Alt Name Kvan, Thomas,
Karakiewicz, Justyna, 1954-
Description 1 online resource : color illustrations, maps.
polychrome rdacc
Contents 1. Complexity and consequence in coupled natural urban systems / Thomas Kvan and Justyna Karakiewicz -- Part I. The Galapagos as a living laboratory. 2. The Galapagos urban context / Jaime Eduardo Lopez Andrade and Diego Quiroga Ferri ; 3. Understanding coupled urban-natural dynamics as the key to sustainability : the example of the Galapagos / Michael Batty, Luis M.A. Bettencourt, and Michael Kirley ; 4. Scales and transformative change : transitions in the Galapagos / Fjalar J. de Haan, Diego Quiroga Ferri, Stephen J. Walsh, and Lus M.A. Bettencourt -- Part II. Socio-ecological models. 5. Demographics of change : modeling the transition of fishers to tourism in the Galapagos Islands / Stephen J. Walsh, Kim Engie, Philip H. Page, and Brian G. Frizzelle ; 6. Socioecological systems and the management of the natural resources in the Galapagos / Diego Quiroga -- Part III. Models of change. 7. A model based approach to study the tourism sustainability in an island environment : the case of Galapagos Islands / Paola A. Espin, Carlos F. Mena, and Francesco Pizzitutti ; 8. Toward urban self-sufficiency in the Galapagos Islands / Justyna Karakiewicz ; 9. Avoiding the color gray : parametrizing CAS to incorporate reactive scripting / Mark Burry, Camilo Cruz, and Geoff Kimm ; 10. Critical paths to sustainability : the research challenge from island urban systems / Luis M.A. Bettencourt.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 14, 2018).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book addresses the future of urbanisation on the Galapagos Islands from a systems, governance and design perspective with the competing parameters of liveability, economic and ecological, using the Galapagos as a laboratory for the theoretical and postulative understanding of evolving settlement and habitation. The Galapagos islands are one of the world's most examined and reported examples of a series of naturally evolving ecosystems. The biodiversity of these island ecosystems are the focus of tourism and the image across the world yet human settlement are part of the local ecology. While human intervention is limited, the islands are a distinctive context in which to consider the impact of human habitation as a part of our ecosystems. In this book, authors take the framework of complex adaptive systems (CAS) in which to model systems that grow and evolve, the relations between these various sectors change; systems that get more complex as they evolve. Tested and applied discretely in the two realms of natural and urban, for the first time this text will bring the two together in understanding options for the future of urban settlements on the Galapagos Islands and, by extension, consider how the approach can be used globally in other contexts. Takes complex adaptive systems from theory to practice Delivers insights in resilient cities applicable globally Establishes coupled natural urban systems as a tool for research and design.
ISBN 9783319995342 (electronic bk.)
3319995340 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1062418408
Additional Format Print version: Kvan, Thomas. Urban galapagos. Cham, Switzerland : Springer Nature : Springer, 2018 3319995332 9783319995335 (OCoLC)1045480880.

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