GEOG 302 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Kibera, Game Park, Human Ecosystem

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The human relationship with the envr has changed dramatically over the last couple decades, and our impact is multiplying. Changes include biological changes- we must learn to work with limiting factors (resource mgmt and use) and political views- i(cid:374) toda(cid:455)(cid:859)s (cid:373)ode(cid:396)(cid:374) so(cid:272)iet(cid:455), politi(cid:272)s pla(cid:455) a huge role in determining and shifting our views of environmental mgmt. Human ecology focuses on the relationships between humans and their natural, social, and built environments. It is very much closely related to geography, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and ecology. Biology + cultural adaptation = ? (esp with all our new technology) Co(cid:374)side(cid:396) the t(cid:449)o pola(cid:396) opposites of (cid:858)the co(cid:373)(cid:373)o(cid:374) futu(cid:396)e:(cid:859) Kibera is one of the most densely populated informal settlements in nairobi city. It is made of 10 villages. (note: population density is simply one of the many lenses used to view envr mgmt and impact). Nairobi has a central business district (very globalized), a game park, and many slums.

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