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Planetary stewardship in an urbanising world: Beyond city limits

Seitzinger, Sybil P.; Svedin, Uno; Crumley , Carole; Steffen, Will; Abdullah, Saiful Arif; Alfsen, Christine; Broadgate, Wendy J; Biermann, Frank; Bondre, Ninad R; Dearing, John A.; Deutsch, Lisa; Dhakal, Shobhakar; Elmqvist, Thomas; Farahbakhshazad, Neda; Gaffney, Owen; Haberl, Helmut; Lavorel, Sandra; Mbow, Cheikh; McMichael, Anthony; de Morais, Joao; Olsson, Per; Pinho, Patricia Fernanda; Seto, Karen; Sinclair, Paul; Stafford Smith, Mark; Sugar, Lorraine


Cities are rapidly increasing in importance as a major factor shaping the Earth system, and therefore, must take corresponding responsibility. With currently over half the world's population, cities are supported by resources originating from primarily rural regions often located around the world far distant from the urban loci of use. The sustainability of a city can no longer be considered in isolation from the sustainability of human and natural resources it uses from proximal or distant...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment
DOI: 10.1007/s13280-012-0353-7


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