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- Larson, Kelli L., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Environmental management 2013 v.52 no.1 pp. 179-195
- case studies; cities; climate; climate change; issues and policy; land use planning; public water supply; trees; urbanization; vegetation; water management; Arizona; Oregon
- ... The coupled processes of climate change and urbanization pose challenges for water resource management in cities worldwide. Comparing the vulnerabilities of water systems in Phoenix, Arizona and Portland, Oregon, this paper examines (1) exposures to these stressors, (2) sensitivities to the associated impacts, and (3) adaptive capacities for responding to realized or anticipated impacts. Based on ...
- Larson, Kelli L., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Environmental management 2009 v.44 no.5 pp. 921-937
- ecosystem services; ecosystems; environmental impact; grasses; land use; landscapes; lawns and turf; microclimate; oases; recreation; social barriers; surveys; water conservation; Arizona
- ... As a dominant land use in urban ecosystems, residential yards impact water and other environmental resources. Converting thirsty lawns into alternative landscapes is one approach to water conservation, yet barriers such as cultural norms reinforce the traditional lawn. Meanwhile, the complex social and ecological implications of yard choices complicate programs aimed at changing grass and other ya ...