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Audrey Mayer   Professor  University Lecturer 
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Audrey Mayer published an article in November 2018.
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Nicholas C. Coops

293 shared publications

Department of Forest Resource Management, Forest Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada

Michael A. Wulder

259 shared publications

Canadian Forest Service (Pacific Forestry Centre), Natural Resources Canada, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Juan Gabriel Brida

78 shared publications

Research Group in Economic Dynamics, Faculty of Economics and Administration; University of the Republic; Montevideo Uruguay

William D. Shuster

69 shared publications

Research Hydrologist, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency, 26 West Martin Luther King Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45268 (corresponding author). ORCID:

Txomin Hermosilla

49 shared publications

Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Family forest owners and landscape-scale interactions: A review Audrey L. Mayer Published: 01 November 2018
Landscape and Urban Planning, doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.10.017
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Article 1 Read 0 Citations The Hydrologic Role of Urban Green Space in Mitigating Flooding (Luohe, China) Tian Bai, Audrey L. Mayer, William D. Shuster, Guohang Tian Published: 09 October 2018
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su10103584
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Even if urban catchments are adequately drained by sewer infrastructures, flooding hotspots develop where ongoing development and poor coordination among utilities conspire with land use and land cover, drainage, and rainfall. We combined spatially explicit land use/land cover data from Luohe City (central China) with soil hydrology (as measured, green space hydraulic conductivity), topography, and observed chronic flooding to analyze the relationships between spatial patterns in pervious surface and flooding. When compared to spatial–structural metrics of land use/cover where flooding was commonly observed, we found that some areas expected to remain dry (given soil and elevation characteristics) still experienced localized flooding, indicating hotspots with overwhelmed sewer infrastructure and a lack of pervious surfaces to effectively infiltrate and drain rainfall. Next, we used curve numbers to represent the composite hydrology of different land use/covers within both chronic flooding and dry (non-flooding) circles of 750 m diameter, and local design storms to determine the anticipated average proportion of runoff. We found that dry circles were more permeable (curve number (mean ± std. error) = 74 ± 2, n = 25) than wetter, flooded circles (curve number = 87 ± 1). Given design storm forcing (20, 50, 100 years’ recurrence interval, and maximum anticipated storm depths), dry points would produce runoff of 26 to 35 percent rainfall, and wet points of 52 to 61 percent of applied rainfall. However, we estimate by simulation that runoff reduction benefits would decline once infiltration-excess (Hortonian) runoff mechanisms activate for storms with precipitation rates in excess of an average of 21 mm/h, contingent on antecedent moisture conditions. Our spatial metrics indicate that larger amounts and patches of dispersed green space mitigate flooding risk, while aggregating buildings (roofs) and green space into larger, separate areas exacerbates risk.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Using annual Landsat imagery to identify harvesting over a range of intensities for non-industrial family forests R. Tortini, A.L. Mayer, T. Hermosilla, N.C. Coops, M.A. Wuld... Published: 01 June 2018
Landscape and Urban Planning, doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.04.012
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Critical Review of the Millennium Project in Nepal Ashma Vaidya, Audrey Mayer Published: 18 October 2016
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su8101043
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“Our Common Future” harmonized development policies around a new sustainable development (SD) paradigm, and experts also emphasize the importance of a democratic and equitable approach to define and achieve sustainable development. However, SD targets and indicators are often defined by a suite of experts or a few stakeholder groups, far removed from on-the-ground conditions. The most common expert-led development framework, the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), promoted one set of targets and indicators for all developing countries. While progress towards these targets was routinely reported at the national scale, these targets may not reflect context-specific sustainable development. We evaluated the relevance and comprehensiveness of MDG 7 (environmental sustainability) for Nepal. Although Nepal has met most of the MDG 7 (e.g., forest cover, protected areas coverage, water and sanitation), on closer inspection these indicators do not provide adequate context for ensuring that these targets provide the intended levels of development. Simple forest cover and protected area indicators belie the dearth of ecological conservation on the ground, and water and sanitation indicators do not reflect the inequality of access based on poverty and regions. While the Millennium Development Goals align with broad sustainability concerns in Nepal, these indicators do not reveal its true development conditions.
Article 0 Reads 7 Citations Land use dynamics and policy implications in Central China: A case study of Zhengzhou Bo Mu, Audrey L. Mayer, Ruizhen He, Guohang Tian Published: 01 October 2016
Cities, doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2016.05.012
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Article 0 Reads 8 Citations Sustainability for Shrinking Cities Dustin Herrmann, William Shuster, Audrey Mayer, Ahjond Garme... Published: 07 September 2016
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su8090911
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Shrinking cities are widespread throughout the world despite the rapidly increasing global urban population. These cities are attempting to transition to sustainable trajectories to improve the health and well-being of urban residents, to build their capacity to adapt to changing conditions and to cope with major events. The dynamics of shrinking cities are different than the dynamics of growing cities, and therefore intentional research and planning around creating sustainable cities is needed for shrinking cities. We propose research that can be applied to shrinking cities by identifying parallel challenges in growing cities and translating urban research and planning that is specific to each city’s dynamics. In addition, we offer applications of panarchy concepts to this problem. The contributions to this Special Issue take on this forward-looking planning task through drawing lessons for urban sustainability from shrinking cities, or translating general lessons from urban research to the context of shrinking cities.