Read Chapter 12 (Pg.311)(Urban environments and sustainability) of the textbook. 2. Read Corburn, J. (2009). Cities, climate change and urban heat island mitigation: Localising global environmental science. Urban studies, 46(2), 413-427. [in Blackboard under Course Documents]
The textbook is attached to the question.
Some view cities as a major challenge to environmental sustainability whereas others see increased urbanization as the key to supporting a large global population with minimal environmental impact. Drawing on material from this chapter, outline the argument on each side of this debate. Which side wins, in your view, and why?