Posts under Tag: Planning
Water Issues in Guadeloupe: From the tunnel of a segmented approach to the prospects of a networked urban response

By Axel Grava     March 20, 2020 Sustainable Development Goal 6 focuses on the need to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all“.  That goal is difficult to achieve in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), such as Guadeloupe, which are likely to experience water shortages. 71% to 91% of low-lying SIDS face the risk of […]

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Ecological Spaces in Urban Communities: Kingston as an Ecological Space

By Toni-Ann Reid and Winston Quest     October 6, 2017 Paper presented at the Caribbean Urban Forum 2017 Abstract The compounded effects of climate change, escalating population growth, increased land development, alongside socio-economic challenge expose weaknesses in Jamaica’s urban communities, highlighting the vulnerabilities and emphasize the need for sustainable interventions towards a resilient future. What if we designed a new city […]

Climate Change and the U.S. Virgin Islands

By Lloyd Gardner First published as an Op-ed in the Virgin Islands Source on March 2, 2012 An October 2011 Associated Press article on climate change stated that a leading skeptic of climate change, after conducting his own study, concluded that the earth’s surface temperature is rising. This was notable because this particular climate skeptic, Richard Muller, is said to […]

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Environmental Impact Assessment and Development Planning in the Caribbean

By Lloyd Gardner   March 1, 2012 Environmental impact assessment (EIA) can be defined simply as a mechanism for identifying the likely environmental impacts of an action.  Within the Caribbean, EIA is used in two basic ways; (i) as an evaluation tool for identifying the environmental impacts of specific projects, and (ii) as a process for facilitating public participation in […]

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Urban Green Spaces and Development in the Insular Caribbean

By Lloyd Gardner   January 1, 2012 Green spaces were traditionally included in urban development to achieve objectives such as aesthetics (verges and gardens), provision of recreational opportunities (gardens, camp grounds, playing fields, urban parks), and delineation of particular land uses (e.g. green belts used to demarcate residential areas or set city limits).  Green spaces contribute to an urban community’s […]

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