City and environment

Christopher Boone, Ali Modarres

Research output: Book/ReportBook

53 Scopus citations

Abstract

For the first time in history, more than half the people of the world live in cities. Comprehending the impact of this widespread urbanization requires an awareness of the complex relationships between cities and natural ecosystems. This innovative book moves beyond the anti-urban lamentations that often dominate today's academic discourse to examine the evolution of cities and to illuminate the roles that humans play in shaping their environments, both natural and constructed. Christopher G. Boone and Ali Modarres argue that understanding the multiple forces of urbanization requires a holistic approach to the interactions of social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental factors. Without casting judgments, City and Environment seeks to engage readers in an exploration of cities from a truly global perspective. Throughout, it illuminates the social-ecological systems of cities not as an academic exercise-although informing academic audiences is one of its goals-but ultimately to help transform cities into livable and ecologically sustainable environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTemple University Press
Number of pages221
ISBN (Print)9781592132843
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'City and environment'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this