Flashcards in Module 8 Deck (11)
It is estimated that the majority of people who live in the southern hemisphere will have moved to cities by:
Green design entails...
minimizing the environmental impact of building structures and infrastructure
Which of the following items are issues that urban ecologists focus on?
-city parks and waterways
-Relations between people, plants, and animals and their effects
- Multi-disciplinary collaboration
Buildings that maximize heat absorption in winter, and light reflection in summer are examples of:
Which of the following statements are true of the history of urbanization?
- The history of urbanization spans over thousands of years
-Rates of urbanization have accreted exponential since the industrial revolution
-The recent history of urbanization has been marked by a growing shift to the greening of cities
Which of the following items render urban ecology a wicked problem?
-Urbanization is a very old phenomenon
- Urban ecology is marked by complex interactions amongst a variety of phenomena
Which of the following items constitute focal points for urban ecology?
- biodiversity loss
How do urban areas contribute to climate change?
-80% of greenhouse emissions come from urban area
- cities absorb and trap heat
cities cause environmental degradation. what is a direct cause?
diverting and transforming rivers to accommodate urbanization
cities cause biodiversity loss. what is a direct cause?
levelling and old forest within a city to construct a new shopping mall