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Local Surface Water Policy Under Conditions Of Climate Change, Elizabeth Brabec, Elisabeth Hamin, Chingwen Cheng May 2010

Local Surface Water Policy Under Conditions Of Climate Change, Elizabeth Brabec, Elisabeth Hamin, Chingwen Cheng

Elizabeth Brabec

Climate change means two things for local stormwater managers – that storm events will become more severe, and rainfall will, in many instances, become more erratic, causing enhanced periods of drought and flood. Two approaches are needed to deal with the eventualities: mitigation and adaptation.

While urbanization increases stormwater runoff and decreases the lag time of stormwater discharge, there is also a resulting lack of infiltration and reduction in evapotranspiration (Brunke and Gonser 1997). Stormwater detention, retention and infiltration have attempted to compensate, resulting in the concentrated point location infiltration of stormwater, which replenishes groundwater and baseflow. Equally important to local ...


Identifying Cultural Attitudes And Values In Community Landscapes, Elizabeth Brabec May 2010

Identifying Cultural Attitudes And Values In Community Landscapes, Elizabeth Brabec

Elizabeth Brabec

Understanding culture and its attitudes and values towards space, place and nature is a critical aspect in determining appropriate approaches to a wide variety of planning actions. Actions such as gaining support for protected areas, designing new developments, and integrating tourism facilities in existing communities all depend on an understanding of cultural norms and values for their success. But understanding the relationship between cultural attitudes and culturally defined space can be difficult, falling prey to the observer’s own cultural norms and biases. This project uses a method based on individual interviews and expert observation of physical traces, to develop ...


Operações Urbanas Em Belo Horizonte: Apontamentos Sobre As Leis 9952/2010 E 9959/2010, Rafael De Oliveira Alves, Helena Dolabela Pereira Jan 2010

Operações Urbanas Em Belo Horizonte: Apontamentos Sobre As Leis 9952/2010 E 9959/2010, Rafael De Oliveira Alves, Helena Dolabela Pereira

Rafael de Oliveira Alves

No abstract provided.


2010 Planetizen Blog Posts, Michael Lewyn Dec 2009

2010 Planetizen Blog Posts, Michael Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

Planetizen blog posts on urban and suburban issues.


Obrigações De Realizar Obras De Conservação Patrimonial, De Acordo Com O Art. 19 Do Decreto-Lei 25/1937, Rafael De Oliveira Alves Dec 2009

Obrigações De Realizar Obras De Conservação Patrimonial, De Acordo Com O Art. 19 Do Decreto-Lei 25/1937, Rafael De Oliveira Alves

Rafael de Oliveira Alves

No abstract provided.