ERIC Number: ED198061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Urbanization and Environmental Quality. Resource Papers for College Geography.
Lakshmanan, T. R.; And Others
The resource paper examines urban problems related to the environment. It is suitable for use in undergraduate or graduate courses in urban geography, economic development and environment, urban environment, and environmental policy analysis. The paper is organized in five chapters. The introduction traces the concern with environmental quality which began in England and the United States around 1900. Chapter II provides perspectives on urban environmental quality. Topics include economic activities and environmental problems, and differentials in urban environmental quality. Chapter III discusses principles of urban environmental quality. Subjects are the physical impacts of urbanization; externality, social costs, pollution, and congestion; spatial structure of the urban environment; and input-output analysis of economic and envrionmental interactions. Chapters IV and V focus on the urban environment in affluent and low income societies. The Strategic Environmental Assessment System (SEAS) developed by the Environmental Protection Agency, the context of contemporary urbanization, resources for urban environmental improvement, and implications for environmental policy are discussed. Charts, maps, and tables depict problems and principles illustrated in each chapter. (KC)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Environmental Standards, Futures (of Society), Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Quality of Life, Resource Materials, Urban Environment, Urban Problems, Urbanization
Association of American Geographers, National Office, 1710 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC. Commission on College Geography.