At a glanceA range of pressures on the built environment have a high or very high impact on livability, human health and/or urban environmental efficiency.
Pressures from a growing population have a high impact on the urban footprint, because of a lack of coordinated and integrated urban...
At a glanceSeveral key areas of management of the built environment affect the livability and efficiency of our cities, as well as their impact on the natural environment.
The first and most important of these is land use. The spread of our urban areas and the balance between residential,...
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