The well-being of nations: an empirical assessment of sustainable urbanization for Europe

  title={The well-being of nations: an empirical assessment of sustainable urbanization for Europe},
  author={Richard R. Shaker},
  journal={International Journal of Sustainable Development \& World Ecology},
  pages={375 - 387}
  • Richard R. Shaker
  • Published 8 June 2015
  • Economics
  • International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology
The current integrity of the planet is being stressed beyond its biological capacity, and understanding urban landscapes is more important now than ever. A major landmark in human–planetary evolution was reached recently with a majority of people now living in cities, and rural-to-urban migration is predicted to continue into the next century. Landscape change associated with exponential population growth poses major challenges to coupled human and natural systems. Although some progress has… 
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