Urbanization and its Impacts on Land Use, Biodiversity and Ecosystems in India

  title={Urbanization and its Impacts on Land Use, Biodiversity and Ecosystems in India},
  author={Harini Nagendra and H. S. Sudhira and Madhusudan Katti and Maria Teng{\"o} and Maria Schewenius},
India, a predominantly rural country, is going through a slow but constant and broad transition towards urbanization. The amount of cities and mega cities has increased from 5,161 to 7,935 in 2011. The united Nations predict that, by 2031, 15% of the urban population of the world, about 600 million people, will be living in Indian cities. This increase in urban population will cause repercussions in terms of environment, ecology and sustainability, which will manifest themselves in demands on… 
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