URBAN CENTERS: An Assessment of Sustainability

@article{Mcgranahan2003URBANCA,
  title={URBAN CENTERS: An Assessment of Sustainability},
  author={G. Mcgranahan and D. Satterthwaite},
  journal={Annual Review of Environment and Resources},
  year={2003},
  volume={28},
  pages={243-274}
}
  • G. Mcgranahan, D. Satterthwaite
  • Published 2003
  • Geography
  • Annual Review of Environment and Resources
  • As increasing proportions of the world's population, production, and consumption become concentrated in urban areas, the need for urban development patterns that are more ecologically sustainable becomes obvious. A large proportion of the world's urban population also has needs that are unmet. We review the scale and nature of urban change worldwide, the environmental impacts of these changes, and the potentials and the difficulties in better meeting sustainable development goals in urban… CONTINUE READING
    133 Citations

    Tables from this paper.

    Working on strategies towards urban sustainability
    • 2
    • PDF
    Role of Energy in Sustainable Urban Development Planning
    • 1
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Coastal urbanization: the challenge of management lag
    • 35
    The effectiveness of conservation interventions to overcome the urban–environmental paradox
    • 4
    An urban metabolism and ecological footprint assessment of Metro Vancouver.
    • 115
    • PDF
    Measuring Urban Sustainability: the potential and pitfalls of city rankings
    • 36

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 48 REFERENCES
    Sustainable Cities or Cities that Contribute to Sustainable Development?
    • 322
    • PDF
    Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence
    • 1,996
    Environmental Justice and the Sustainable City
    • 361
    • PDF
    Squatter Citizen: Life in the Urban Third World
    • 335
    Human Settlements, Energy, and Industry
    • 24
    Ecological footprints and appropriated carrying capacity: what urban economics leaves out
    • 1,116
    • PDF