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Scales and Transformative Change: Transitions in the Galapagos

Fjalar de Haan, Diego Quiroga Ferri, Steven Walsh, Luis Bettencourt

Urban galapagos : transition to sustainability in complex adaptive systems | Springer | Published : 2018


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 imp..

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