What implications of urbanization are particular to the South?
-95% of the predicted population growth will take place in the urban areas of the developing
-greater threats from disease causing agents, shortages of natural resources, and physical
hazards than urban areas in the north
-according to the Kuznets curve, household sanitation is more severe than carbon emissions.
The focus is immediate health concerns rather than long term environmental systems
What is vulnerability in the urban environment?
-vulnerability (exogenous). External, social, economic, cultural conditions increasing risk
-contrasted to susceptibility: endogenous (genetic constitution, immune system).
How are urban environmental hazards distributed?
-environmental hazards: environmental factors that pose a health threat to people
-South has many more environmental hazards
How does the provision of services affect the urban environment?
What are environmental pro