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Urbanization - Chapter Summary
These self-paced lessons on urbanization cover topics ranging from the environmental consequences of suburban sprawl to strategies for minimizing the effects of urban population growth. The rise of urban societies is another subject covered by these lessons. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- List historical and modern trends related to cities
- Recall issues associated with urban population growth
- Discuss the consequences of urban land development
- Explain how urbanization can lead to social and economic problems
- Detail how developing secondary cities can counter urban migration
- Describe the impact of sustainability on urban environments
- List safe methods of treating and disposing of waste
- Recount the role of private enterprises on managing the urban environment
All of the video lessons include a full written transcript in case you prefer text-based learning, and every lesson is accompanied by a quiz that you can use as a study tool. From the Dashboard, you can track your course progress or send a question to an instructor if you get stuck on a topic.
1. The Rise of Urban Societies & Current Patterns of Urbanization
People live in many different places: cities, suburbs, and the country. In this lesson, we'll look at historical and modern trends having to do with cities, including how the Industrial Revolution and urban renewal programs impacted urban populations.
2. Urban Population Growth and Compact Development
The population growth rates in urban areas are on the rise, and as more people move to cities, there are many problems that can occur. We will discuss several issues associated with this growth and also a potential method for minimizing the effects.
3. Urban Land Development and Suburban Sprawl: Environmental Consequences
In the past, most people lived in rural areas. There has been a shift in recent years towards urban and suburban living. Not only has this shift changed where more people reside, it has also had many environmental consequences.
4. Impact of Sustainability & Environmental Improvement on Urban Environments
While some of us love and thrive in the big city lights, some of us prefer the slower pace of the suburbs or country. Recently however, improvements to urban environments have made city living not only healthier but also more enjoyable.
5. Safe Waste Disposal & Treatment Methods
This lesson will give you an insight into some of the ways in which waste can be safely disposed of and treated. You'll learn the concepts of segregation, drainage, and the basics of how sewage treatment plants work.
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- Environmental Science Overview
- Living Things in Ecosystems
- Ecosystem Cycles & Processes
- Kinds of Ecosystems
- Water Resources & Pollution
- Atmosphere, Climate & Air Pollution
- Soil & Land Pollution & Conservation
- Population Growth & Its Impact on Poverty
- Sustainable Agriculture
- Conservation Biology & Protecting Biodiversity
- Energy Use
- Overview of Waste & Waste Management
- Business, Trade & The Environment
- Global Sustainability Efforts
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