Spatially-managed Cities Reduce Ozone Depletion, Global Warming
Cities contribute much to the causes of climate change in terms of green house gas (GHG) emissions, land-use change and deforestation. The role of city planning is to manage the spatial organisation of cities for efficient allocation of urban infrastructure and land use. Urban planning can improve environmental quality in the long run by strategic location of polluting sources and encouraging a city structure that would minimise emissions.
Climate change is a serious challenge for city planning around the world. Cities are the key contributors to global warming. Cities which implement sustainable energy and climate action plans reduce their vulnerability to climate change. There is a need to study the nature of these changes and their ramification for sustainable human settlement. It has become apparent that the time is at hand to begin planning and redesigning urban areas with much more attention to climatic considerations.
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