Introduction to the Special Issue on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Challenges for Urban Centres
With the majority of the world's population now living in cities, we can expect that the kinds of problems that urban planners, engineers, and architects face today will increase in the future. Yet, current problems remain. One could argue that some challenges require a shift in how we think about urban environments. Such considerations include thinking about cities and their relationships with non-human environments (if such places exist) and with each other. Bearing in mind that cities put enormous demands on natural resources, several facets of urban life require examination to determine their ecological impacts, along with the social and political dimensions of such issues. While we cannot anticipate all of the problems that will arise, one can hold that mitigating harm requires interdisciplinary thinking.
Epting, S. R. (2016). Introduction to the Special Issue on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Challenges for Urban Centres. Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, 17(2), pp. 71-72. Inderscience.
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