The ability of ecosystems to tolerate and recover from disturbance is a phenomenon that is vitally important to understand. Resilience has stimulated much valuable research that has...
At a glanceA range of pressures on the built environment have a high or very high impact on livability, human health and/or urban environmental efficiency.
Pressures from a growing population have a high impact on the urban footprint, because of a lack of coordinated and integrated urban...
At a glanceThe outlook for the built environment continues to be mixed. The major drivers of population growth and climate change pose significant challenges in relation to housing location and infrastructure, although this report suggests that per-capita reductions and improved efficiencies...
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