The New Geography of Contemporary Urbanization and the EnvironmentAnnual Review of Environment and Resources (2010)
Contemporary urbanization differs from historical patterns of urban growth in terms of scale, rate, location, form, and function. This review discusses the characteristics of contemporary urbanization and the roles of urban planning, governance, agglomeration, and globalization forces in driving and shaping the relationship between urbanization and the environment. We highlight recent research on urbanization and global change in the context of sustainability as well as opportunities for bundling urban development efforts, climate mitigation, and adaptation strategies to create synergies to transition to sustainability. We conclude with an analysis of global greenhouse gas emissions under different scenarios of future urbanization growth and discuss their implications.
Publication DateNovember, 2010
Citation InformationKaren C. Seto, Roberto Sánchez-Rodríguez and Michail Fragkias. "The New Geography of Contemporary Urbanization and the Environment" Annual Review of Environment and Resources Vol. 35 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michail_fragkias/4/