School of Geography - Theses
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Analysing climate-forced urbanisation in Mongolia
By 2030, two thirds of humanity is likely to live in urban areas. In many nations such as Mongolia, rapid urbanisation can be associated with development challenges where many people live with limited access to adequate ...
Everyday hydropolitics: the normalisation of the South-North Water Transfer Project
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The drivers of hourly-scale surface changes on shore platforms
Subaerial weathering is a key process in the formation of shore platforms, with downwearing dominating the semi-horizontal intertidal rock surfaces. Over decadal to millennial scales this downwearing lowers platforms to ...
Class and disaster risk: a Kensington case study
There remains a lack of serious theoretical treatment in the residential fire literature for the socioeconomic inequalities in fire risk, vulnerability and preparedness. Implementation of previous work in this field continues ...
The space-times of return migration: migrant worker men and staying in the home village in China
Despite the ubiquity of rural-urban migration in contemporary China, the mobile dynamics of the enormous, and growing, population of migrant workers remain little understood. Although acknowledging that movements are ...
Fire politics on the frontier: a political ecology of swidden fire in Palawan's green economy
The role of fire in swidden agriculture is often overlooked in literature regarding rural livelihoods and agrarian change in Southeast Asia, despite being an integral component of swidden practice. This study aims to fill ...
Widows in Jaffna: negotiating market access in a post-war community
This thesis examines the ways in which widows in post-war Jaffna negotiate market access in light of wartime changes to their subjectivities and social relations. Accordingly, this thesis aims to address the gap in Sri ...
Residual bias in the distribution of marine protected areas
In recent years, marine conservation science and policy has reflected concerns that the global distribution of marine protected areas (MPAs) does not reflect the distribution of marine areas most at risk from human activity. ...
Whose home? A Malaysian public housing case study: in the revitalisation of the Kota Damansara PPR flats through the use of tenant participation and a sense of 'kampung'
Continued urban expansion in Malaysia has increased the demand for affordable housing in cities. Publicly funded, low cost housing known as PPR flats are now in high demand among many lowincome Malaysians. However, PPR ...
Foredune geomorphology along Ninety Mile Beach
Coastal foredunes occur at the boundary between the terrestrial, oceanic and atmospheric systems and therefore have numerous boundary conditions (factors that influence dune development). Dunes provide numerous ecosystem ...