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cities and nature

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Department
Geography
Course
GGR124H1
Professor
Deborah Cowen
Semester
Fall

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Urbanization Lecture December 6, 2011 Cities and Nature • Cities were seen as a threat to nature • And as time went on, urban developers saw nature as external to the city • Nature goes from a use value to a commodity • Rise of industrial capitalism: less interaction with the natural environment and changes how we use natural resources • Autocentric development and the carbon economy changes our relation to nature because cities are based around the car; cities are losing density at about 2% a year • Urban sprawl produces landscapes Urban Nature • Shows the distinction between engineered and natural • Socio-nature: social and natural world [relation]; • Cities cause some problems for the environment o Consumption of land for urban de
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