Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 394

Table of Content: November 2010; 3(11)

November 2010

Reforestation land use and social development in the Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil

  The aim of this paper is to analyze the impact of land use due to forestation, through social indicators that influence regional development. Specifically, it seeks to identify key social indicators that are influenced by the change of land use and to check the relation of land use with social indicators. Methodologically, the research was classified as exploratory and descriptive, with quantitative analysis....

Author(s):   Letícia de Oliveira and Paulo Dabdab Waquil  

November 2010

The fast growing megacity Karachi as a frontier of environmental challenges: Urbanization and contemporary urbanism issues

  The megacity Karachi, as a globalized complex, is the business capital of Pakistan and had been the federal capital until 1958. It is one of the most important cities of the world in terms of population, economic potential and geo-strategic location. A growing body of infrastructural development during this decade has thoroughly changed the landscape of the city. The recent development pattern proclaims it as...

Author(s):   Salman Qureshi  

November 2010

What do place-based crime prevention strategies mean for the Turkish planning system and urban transformation?

  According to place-based crime theories, the distribution of crime incidents in a city is related to how different areas of a city are developed; and consequently, by developing an understanding of the relationship between the distribution of crime and the urban structure, the potential for crime prevention through urban planning and design may be increased. This paper aims to explore this relationship in a...

Author(s):   Aygün ErdoÄŸan  

November 2010

Land use cover and environmental changes in a semi-arid rangeland, Southern Kenya

  To understand the environmental changes within the Amboseli ecosystem, satellite image based analysis of land use cover changes and interviews with landowners were conducted. Satellite imageries for 1976 - 2007 were analyzed for change in land use cover. Interviews focused on the changes and trends in range condition, their causes and consequences. Wetlands used for dry season grazing by for both wildlife and...

Author(s):   John Kioko and Moses M. Okello  

November 2010

Upper basin systems: Issues and implications for sustainable development planning in Malaysia

  The continuing demand for environmental resources in Malaysia in the next few decades of this century suggests the need for formulating, planning and the implementation of river basin development plans or programmes which is going to be even more complex in the future than it has been in the past. Complex socio-economic-ecological systems interact within the river basins and are affected by social, political...

Author(s):   Khairulmaini Osman Salleh and Fauza Ab Ghaffar