International Symposium on
Drylands Ecology and Human Security

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    Urban Explosion in Drylands:
    Causes, Trends and Environmental Planning Responses

    The thrust of the session is to explore pragmatic initiatives (best practices) in environmental planning and design, which enable governments to respond to the numerous challenges of urbanization in arid regions. Presenters are encouraged to touch briefly on:

  • The uniqueness of urbanization in arid regions compared to non-arid regions
  • The major causes of the explosion of cities in arid regions
  • Any discernable trends or patterns in the explosion of cities in arid regions
  • The key challenges of urbanization in arid regions and their implications for people’s quality of life
  • Practical environmental planning initiatives by which governments at the local, national, regional and global levels are addressing the challenges of urbanization
  • Lessons that can be learned and/or shared across the world from the specific initiatives discussed

  • Call for Abstracts   Download your PDF version of our “Call for Papers”

    Please note that the deadline for submitting your abstract is October 15 , 2006






Prof. Dr. Jerry Kolo
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Florida Atlantic University
220 S.E. 2nd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
United States

Currently Visiting Professor:
Institute of
Urban & Regional Planning
American University of Sharjah
United Arab Emirates

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