URBAN CENTERS: An Assessment of Sustainability

  title={URBAN CENTERS: An Assessment of Sustainability},
  author={Gordon Mcgranahan and David Satterthwaite},
  journal={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… 

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