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Linking Urbanization and the Environment: Conceptual and Empirical Advances

Bai, Xuemei; McPhearson, Timon; Cleugh, Helen A; Nagendra, Harini; Tong, Xin; Zhu, Tong; Zhu, Yong-Guan


Urbanization is one of the biggest social transformations of modern time, driving and driven by multiple social, economic, and environmental processes. The impacts of urbanization on the environment are profound, multifaceted and are manifested at the local, regional, and global scale. This article reviews recent advances in conceptual and empirical knowledge linking urbanization and the environment, focusing on six core aspects: air pollution, ecosystems, land use, biogeochemical cycles...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Annual Review of Environment and Resources
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-environ-102016-061128


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