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The Effects of Tourism Architecture on Island Ecosystems  [PDF]
Lourdes Ruiz
Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research (JBCPR) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jbcpr.2015.34016
Abstract: This research aims to propose environmental prevention and mitigation on fragile coastal ecosystems due to the actions of the tourist architecture, using methods of life-cycle assessment of buildings, matrix methods of the actions that cause severe environmental impact and statistical processing through multivariate analysis. A study of projects was undertaken in Cayo Coco located to the north of Ciego de Avila, Cuba, being built today and where the tourist development of the archipelago Sabana-Camaguey started. It has been determined that suitable architecture would decrease the negative impact of these fragile ecosystems.
Strategic Environmental Assessment of Towns in Ecuador with Tourism Potential  [PDF]
Lourdes Ruiz
Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research (JBCPR) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/jbcpr.2016.41005
Abstract: The aim of this study is to apply the methodology for assessment of environmental impact whether of a physicochemical nature and on the biodiversity and ecosystems, or whether sociocultural and economic aspects of the historic towns with tourism interest that are assessed. The automated method of the RIAM software is used which requires a baseline study of the environment of different towns to be prepared. In addition, the analysis of the social perception on tourism of the local people from the course work of students at the UIDE shall be applied. The conclusions of the case studies undertaken allow for strategic proposals and recommendations to be prepared so that they can be incorporated into the management plans for tourism in the historic towns with heritage value.
Incorporation of Environmental and Sustainable Indicators in Universities  [PDF]
Lourdes Ruiz
Journal of Environmental Protection (JEP) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/jep.2016.76075

The use of environmental and sustainable indicators of global organizations has greater advantages than those of national initiatives or those developed by researchers in said subject, due to the fact that they have a much broader scope for sustainability, have been applied in a systematic manner and therefore have greater comparability and reliability. The environmental indicators are constructed from the approaches to sustainable development in universities with regards to the social, economic, institutional and environmental dimensions in the organizations. This work involves the application of environmental and sustainable indicators for internationally recognized efficiency in university activities, which contribute towards organizing, summarizing and developing the processes for development planning and environmental management.

Adverse Environmental Effects of Tourism on Communities in the Ecuadorian Highlands Region  [PDF]
Lourdes Ruiz
Current Urban Studies (CUS) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/cus.2017.53019
Abstract: The objective of this study is to determine the adverse environmental effects of tourism activities on various heritage populations located in the sierra or Andean highlands region of Ecuador. The effects being studied have been classified into impacts on the physical, abiotic, biotic, socio-culture and economic environment. The automated method using RIAM (Rapid Impact Assessment Matrix) software was employed in this analysis, which required the preparation of a baseline study in the small communities evaluated. A social perception survey was conducted of local residents regarding tourism, assisted by International University of Ecuador students fulfilling practical coursework requirements. Based on the conclusions of the case studies, some strategic proposals and recommendations were developed that can be incorporated into sustainable tourism management plans in communities with natural and cultural heritage values.
Resolution of night terrors after discontinuation of cetirizine  [PDF]
Lourdes DelRosso, Romy Hoque
Case Reports in Clinical Medicine (CRCM) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/crcm.2012.11001
Abstract: We present a 4-year-old girl with allergies and asthma who developed night terrors after initia- tion of montelukast at 2 years of age. Montelu-kast was discontinued and cetirizine was started. Nigh terrors persisted. Sleep diaries were col- lected and diagnosticpolysomnogram (PSG) was ordered. Sleep diaries revealed an average sleep time of 10 hours with night terrors occur- ring three nights a week approximately two hours after sleep onset. The PSG did not show evidence of sleep disordered breathing or peri- odic leg movements. Cetirizine was discontin- ued and the night terrors ceased. Upon re-intro- duction of the medication, the sleep terrors re- curred.
From the Trap of Difference to That of Excellence: The Women Artists, Their Works and the Artistic Field  [PDF]
Lourdes Méndez
Art and Design Review (ADR) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/adr.2014.21001

The works produced both by ethnic artists and by women artists lead us to suspect that either the aesthetic sensibility of art experts has not evolved sufficiently or that it is not “pure” enough to free them from the load of prejudices surrounding such works and those who produce them. To illustrate this problem, we will first offer two substantially different examples. The first concerns Report No. 8 commissioned by Emakunde, the Basque Women’s Institute (Spain) and published in the mid-nineteen nineties. The second refers to the Kunstkompass, a tool used to establish the ranking of the one hundred most internationally recognised artists. Next, we will examine the four clearly ranked circles of recognition existing in the artistic field. Finally, to demonstrate up to what point the position of women artists in the artistic field is that of inside yet out, we will analyse the content of two articles published in mid-February 2008 in the Babelia supplement of the El País spanish newspaper about two exhibitions of works by women artists.

Impact Assessment of Tourism Construction in Cuba  [PDF]
Lourdes Ruiz Gutiérrez
Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research (JBCPR) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jbcpr.2015.31002
Abstract: This paper discusses a methodology for the environmental assessment of tourist facilities located in Cuban coastal zones in which the general aspects of the process are discussed, defined, and characterized, and examines the main processes that occur as a result of the negative impacts of construction activities. It establishes the theoretical conceptual framework underlying the research and includes a detailed analysis and processing of a sample of tourism projects located in coastal ecosystems. The methodology is complemented by results that include proposed strategic lines of action and a plan for managing negative environmental impacts throughout the life cycle of tourist facilities through prevention, correction and mitigation measures. It ends with conclusions and recommendations to guide tourism development toward environmental sustainability.
The Environmental Effects of Tourism Architecture on Island Ecosystem in Cayo Guillermo, Cuba  [PDF]
Lourdes Ruiz Gutiérrez
Journal of Environmental Protection (JEP) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jep.2015.69093
Abstract: The objective of this study is to determine the main adverse impacts that may be caused by tourism architecture upon island ecosystems consisting of small islands or islets and to propose an architectural and landscape design with a focus on the environmental sustainability of the same. A study of projects was undertaken in Cayo Guillermo, located to the north of Ciego de Avila in Cuba using methods of life-cycle assessment of buildings, matrix methods of the activities that caused severe environmental impact and statistical processing through multivariate analysis. Conclusions were reached on the need for designs that did not harm the ecosystems of islands with high ecological fragility. It has been determined that suitable construction intervention would decrease the negative impact and would allow the natural resources of these valuable ecosystems that are the basis for responsible sun and sand tourism to be preserved.
La fotografía aérea en México para el estudio de la ciudad: el crucero de El Caballito
Roca, Lourdes;
Anais do Museu Paulista: História e Cultura Material , 2011, DOI: 10.1590/S0101-47142011000200004
Abstract: this article describes possible routes for research using aerial photographs, and focuses especially on the study of urban areas. the specific case considered is that of mexico. after presenting a panorama of aerial photography in mexico, we review the potential of this type of record as a primary source for research. the visual corpus analyzed is composed of about 30 aerial photographs, taken between 1932 and 1978. they portray the urban space that is our object of investigation: a downtown intersection in mexico city, known as el crucero de el caballito ("the little horse intersection") because an equestrian statue of carlos iv +was located there for nearly 150 years. we consider the aforementioned photographs of this location in order to demonstrate the methodological implications of working with aerial photographs of cities. the backdrop to this proposal is work on documentation, cataloguing and dissemination undertaken at the laboratorio audiovisual de investigación social ("audiovisual laboratory for social research"), at the instituto mora.
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Análise Psicológica , 2004,
Abstract: one important activity in family literacy practices is storybook reading. some studies have emphasized that storybook reading is an informal and positive way to create important and enjoyable opportunities to transmit concepts, knowledge, conventions and competences about literacy which are associated with reading motivation and success in terms of literacy acquisition. therefore, we have attempted to characterize some aspects of storybook reading practices in families with 5-6 year old children (e.g. frequency, time; interest; reasons why parents read to their children and at what age they begin doing it). we also studied associations between storybook reading practices and emergent literacy knowledge. our results showed an evident association between some aspects of storybook reading practices, and children's conceptualizations about written language, their perceptions about the functions of reading and writing, and also some aspects of their motivational profile.
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