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Dettagli della rivista
Formato
Rivista
eISSN
2084-6118
Pubblicato per la prima volta
01 Jan 1984
Periodo di pubblicazione
4 volte all'anno
Lingue
Inglese

Cerca

Volume 19 (2015): Edizione 2 (June 2015)
Thematic Edizione: The Future of Islands

Dettagli della rivista
Formato
Rivista
eISSN
2084-6118
Pubblicato per la prima volta
01 Jan 1984
Periodo di pubblicazione
4 volte all'anno
Lingue
Inglese

Cerca

7 Articoli
Accesso libero

Island cities: the case of Belfast, Northern Ireland

Pubblicato online: 30 Jun 2015
Pagine: 5 - 8

Astratto

Abstract

The paper considers Belfast as an ‘island city’ with reference to issues of identity and economy and especially in connection with a series of statements from the ‘Futures of Islands’ briefing document prepared for the IGU’s Commission on Islands meeting in Kraków in August 2014. Belfast as a contested space, a hybrid British/Irish city on the island of Ireland, exemplifies well how ‘understandings of the past condition the future’, whilst the Belfast Agreement which brought the Northern Ireland peace process to its culmination after decades of violence known as the ‘Troubles’ speaks to ‘island ways of knowing, of comprehending problems - and their solutions’. Finally, Belfast certainly demonstrates that ‘island peoples shape their contested futures’

Keywords

  • Island cities
  • Belfast
  • Northern Ireland
  • islands
  • peace process
Accesso libero

Ecotourism as a Means of Conservation of the Landscape of Rodrigues Island

Pubblicato online: 30 Jun 2015
Pagine: 9 - 13

Astratto

Abstract

The Indian Ocean island of Rodrigues provides an interesting landscape case study. It offers a characteristic example of a small island territory whose natural and environmental resources have been overexploited by human activity and whose inhabitants are now clinging to the remains of its symbolic heritage in an attempt to implement conservation and sustainable reconstruction. From this perspective, rurality, with its attendant agricultural practices, its traditional gardens and its natural or humanized landscapes, has become an essential asset; one which the island is trying to promote by means of a tourist strategy based on the enhancement of economic and identity-focused parameters.

Keywords

  • Rodrigues
  • landscape
  • domestic gardens
  • ecotourism
  • terraces
  • agriculture
Accesso libero

Kadavu Island: adaptation and stagnation in the Fijian periphery

Pubblicato online: 30 Jun 2015
Pagine: 14 - 20

Astratto

Abstract

The outer island of Kadavu is representative of the Fijian periphery. This paper deals with its physical characteristics, infrastructural conditions, and village economic activities with the aim of understanding the changes it has gone through in recent years. A combination of micro-geographic studies in two villages and a meso-geographical analysis show that the pattern of development found in Kadavu in the early 1980s has not changed much. The current pattern of cash crop production and trade is almost entirely dependent on the kava beverage crop, infrastructure is underdeveloped, the island suffers from the peripheral penalty phenomenon, and government initiatives aimed at changing the trend are very limited. However, the current form of non-capitalist production and its derived benefit has forced villagers into a strategy of adaptation which might actually be preferable for them under the current conditions of peripheralization.

Keywords

  • Fiji
  • Kadavu Island
  • outer islands
  • strategy of adaptation
  • kava
Accesso libero

Tourist Neo-colonialism as an Indication of the Future of Islands. The Example of Borobodur (Central Java)

Pubblicato online: 30 Jun 2015
Pagine: 21 - 24

Astratto

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present the process of appropriation of public space by the tourism industry in island states with the example of the temple of Borobudur, addressing the question of the changing trends of the temple’s basic functions, from sacred to tourist functions, and the effects of the presented changes on the traditional users of the temple. The Borobudur temple complex has been (symbolically and practically) transferred from the hands of Buddhists into the hands of tourists. The Javanese cultural heritage has been commoditized in a systematic way and lacks religious functions. This is one example of how tourism increasingly appropriates spaces and redefines the meaning of cultural objects. Structural inhibitions to the Borobudur temple being used for traditional religious purposes can be considered an example of tourist neo-colonialism (both from the perspective of postcolonial theory and in light of previous research on the subject).

Keywords

  • Tourist Neo-colonialism
  • Tourism
  • Postcolonialism
  • Borobodur
  • Islands
Accesso libero

The right place. Solid waste management in the Republic of Maldives: between infrastructural measures and local practices

Pubblicato online: 30 Jun 2015
Pagine: 25 - 32

Astratto

Abstract

The 2010 UNPD’s Assessment of Development Results defined the Maldives “a vulnerable Small Island Developing State” by pointing out the influence of both external and local human factors on their fragile ecosystems. This impact is deeply related to a main geographical feature: the high dispersion of land mass and population, both of them spread over a distance of 860 km. Above all, this dispersion has an effect on two environmental issues: energy distribution and solid waste management. The latter is particularly interesting for the geographical analysis of Small Island Countries. Due to centre-periphery distance and cost benefits analysis, in the Maldives public and private actors have developed different solid waste management models: central and regional waste management dumpsites, hybrid systems implemented by resorts and “informal” practices still followed by local communities. In this paper, we discuss these systems stressing on the relevance of combining infrastructural measures with “informal” practices at local level. Furthermore, we report the outcomes of The Right Place, a participatory waste management action carried out by MaRHE Center (a Milano- Bicocca Research Center) in Faafu Magoodhoo Island.

Keywords

  • Waste management
  • Small Island States
  • Maldives
  • local scale
  • “informal” practices
  • public space care
Accesso libero

Some geo-botanic features of the Kurile Islands

Pubblicato online: 30 Jun 2015
Pagine: 33 - 39

Astratto

Abstract

Results of many years research of geo-botanic of the Kurile Islands are presented in article. Vegetation spatial structure of the Kurile Islands is conditioned by complex interactions of endogenous and exogenous factors. Meridional extension for almost 1200 km determines a significant climatic differenciation within archipelago. It is resulted in changes of vertical vegetation zones in the different regions of Kurile Islands. System of hot and cold currents in the adjacent sea water is the factor of asymmetry of vegetation. Special traits of archipelago are determined by the volcanic activity

Keywords

  • Kurile Islands
  • vegetation
  • climate
  • volcanism
  • vegetation asymmetry
Accesso libero

Anthropogenic transformation of the relief of the Aegean Islands

Pubblicato online: 30 Jun 2015
Pagine: 40 - 49

Astratto

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to present the role of human impact in the forming and transformation of the relief of the Aegean Islands. The most significant changes (with a displacement of more than 10 bln m3 of rock material) are related to the creation of road infrastructure and the construction of agricultural terraces. In order to create stone buildings, 20 mln m3 of rock material was used; for the purposes of air transport a surface area of nearly 2.5 km2 was levelled; many kilometres of artificial shorelines were created and at least 4.5 mln m3 of material was displaced for the purposes of the construction of artificial reservoirs of a total capacity of more than 25 mln m3. A huge amount of material was removed as a result of mining activities. The indirect impact of economic activities on the relief of the discussed area includes mainly slope, fluvial and coastal processes.

Keywords

  • Relief
  • geomorphological processes
  • human impact
  • Aegean Islands
7 Articoli
Accesso libero

Island cities: the case of Belfast, Northern Ireland

Pubblicato online: 30 Jun 2015
Pagine: 5 - 8

Astratto

Abstract

The paper considers Belfast as an ‘island city’ with reference to issues of identity and economy and especially in connection with a series of statements from the ‘Futures of Islands’ briefing document prepared for the IGU’s Commission on Islands meeting in Kraków in August 2014. Belfast as a contested space, a hybrid British/Irish city on the island of Ireland, exemplifies well how ‘understandings of the past condition the future’, whilst the Belfast Agreement which brought the Northern Ireland peace process to its culmination after decades of violence known as the ‘Troubles’ speaks to ‘island ways of knowing, of comprehending problems - and their solutions’. Finally, Belfast certainly demonstrates that ‘island peoples shape their contested futures’

Keywords

  • Island cities
  • Belfast
  • Northern Ireland
  • islands
  • peace process
Accesso libero

Ecotourism as a Means of Conservation of the Landscape of Rodrigues Island

Pubblicato online: 30 Jun 2015
Pagine: 9 - 13

Astratto

Abstract

The Indian Ocean island of Rodrigues provides an interesting landscape case study. It offers a characteristic example of a small island territory whose natural and environmental resources have been overexploited by human activity and whose inhabitants are now clinging to the remains of its symbolic heritage in an attempt to implement conservation and sustainable reconstruction. From this perspective, rurality, with its attendant agricultural practices, its traditional gardens and its natural or humanized landscapes, has become an essential asset; one which the island is trying to promote by means of a tourist strategy based on the enhancement of economic and identity-focused parameters.

Keywords

  • Rodrigues
  • landscape
  • domestic gardens
  • ecotourism
  • terraces
  • agriculture
Accesso libero

Kadavu Island: adaptation and stagnation in the Fijian periphery

Pubblicato online: 30 Jun 2015
Pagine: 14 - 20

Astratto

Abstract

The outer island of Kadavu is representative of the Fijian periphery. This paper deals with its physical characteristics, infrastructural conditions, and village economic activities with the aim of understanding the changes it has gone through in recent years. A combination of micro-geographic studies in two villages and a meso-geographical analysis show that the pattern of development found in Kadavu in the early 1980s has not changed much. The current pattern of cash crop production and trade is almost entirely dependent on the kava beverage crop, infrastructure is underdeveloped, the island suffers from the peripheral penalty phenomenon, and government initiatives aimed at changing the trend are very limited. However, the current form of non-capitalist production and its derived benefit has forced villagers into a strategy of adaptation which might actually be preferable for them under the current conditions of peripheralization.

Keywords

  • Fiji
  • Kadavu Island
  • outer islands
  • strategy of adaptation
  • kava
Accesso libero

Tourist Neo-colonialism as an Indication of the Future of Islands. The Example of Borobodur (Central Java)

Pubblicato online: 30 Jun 2015
Pagine: 21 - 24

Astratto

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present the process of appropriation of public space by the tourism industry in island states with the example of the temple of Borobudur, addressing the question of the changing trends of the temple’s basic functions, from sacred to tourist functions, and the effects of the presented changes on the traditional users of the temple. The Borobudur temple complex has been (symbolically and practically) transferred from the hands of Buddhists into the hands of tourists. The Javanese cultural heritage has been commoditized in a systematic way and lacks religious functions. This is one example of how tourism increasingly appropriates spaces and redefines the meaning of cultural objects. Structural inhibitions to the Borobudur temple being used for traditional religious purposes can be considered an example of tourist neo-colonialism (both from the perspective of postcolonial theory and in light of previous research on the subject).

Keywords

  • Tourist Neo-colonialism
  • Tourism
  • Postcolonialism
  • Borobodur
  • Islands
Accesso libero

The right place. Solid waste management in the Republic of Maldives: between infrastructural measures and local practices

Pubblicato online: 30 Jun 2015
Pagine: 25 - 32

Astratto

Abstract

The 2010 UNPD’s Assessment of Development Results defined the Maldives “a vulnerable Small Island Developing State” by pointing out the influence of both external and local human factors on their fragile ecosystems. This impact is deeply related to a main geographical feature: the high dispersion of land mass and population, both of them spread over a distance of 860 km. Above all, this dispersion has an effect on two environmental issues: energy distribution and solid waste management. The latter is particularly interesting for the geographical analysis of Small Island Countries. Due to centre-periphery distance and cost benefits analysis, in the Maldives public and private actors have developed different solid waste management models: central and regional waste management dumpsites, hybrid systems implemented by resorts and “informal” practices still followed by local communities. In this paper, we discuss these systems stressing on the relevance of combining infrastructural measures with “informal” practices at local level. Furthermore, we report the outcomes of The Right Place, a participatory waste management action carried out by MaRHE Center (a Milano- Bicocca Research Center) in Faafu Magoodhoo Island.

Keywords

  • Waste management
  • Small Island States
  • Maldives
  • local scale
  • “informal” practices
  • public space care
Accesso libero

Some geo-botanic features of the Kurile Islands

Pubblicato online: 30 Jun 2015
Pagine: 33 - 39

Astratto

Abstract

Results of many years research of geo-botanic of the Kurile Islands are presented in article. Vegetation spatial structure of the Kurile Islands is conditioned by complex interactions of endogenous and exogenous factors. Meridional extension for almost 1200 km determines a significant climatic differenciation within archipelago. It is resulted in changes of vertical vegetation zones in the different regions of Kurile Islands. System of hot and cold currents in the adjacent sea water is the factor of asymmetry of vegetation. Special traits of archipelago are determined by the volcanic activity

Keywords

  • Kurile Islands
  • vegetation
  • climate
  • volcanism
  • vegetation asymmetry
Accesso libero

Anthropogenic transformation of the relief of the Aegean Islands

Pubblicato online: 30 Jun 2015
Pagine: 40 - 49

Astratto

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to present the role of human impact in the forming and transformation of the relief of the Aegean Islands. The most significant changes (with a displacement of more than 10 bln m3 of rock material) are related to the creation of road infrastructure and the construction of agricultural terraces. In order to create stone buildings, 20 mln m3 of rock material was used; for the purposes of air transport a surface area of nearly 2.5 km2 was levelled; many kilometres of artificial shorelines were created and at least 4.5 mln m3 of material was displaced for the purposes of the construction of artificial reservoirs of a total capacity of more than 25 mln m3. A huge amount of material was removed as a result of mining activities. The indirect impact of economic activities on the relief of the discussed area includes mainly slope, fluvial and coastal processes.

Keywords

  • Relief
  • geomorphological processes
  • human impact
  • Aegean Islands

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