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What

happens to your body when youre growing up?


you think this changes happen also in the environment during urban development?

Do

IMPACTS OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT

UNLOCKING DIFFICULTIES
Urban

- in, relating to, or characteristic of a city or town. - the act or process of growing or causing something to grow or become larger or more advanced Development - is a system of residential expansion that creates cities.

Development

Urban

IMPACTS OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT


Land

and Natural Landscape

Biodiversity,

Natural Resources and the Environment and Water Cycle

Water

Air

and Atmosphere

LAND AND NATURAL LANDSCAPE


Land

Conversion Change Change

Land-cover Landscape

LAND CONVERSION

Impacts:
Increased

soil erosion and surface runoff Invasion and establishment of non-native flora Quick release of trace gases in the atmosphere

LAND-COVER CHANGE
Impacts: Increase in urban land cover

Increase in impervious surface


Increased flooding Increased variability in stream flow Increased erosion Urban heat island effect Loss of wetlands

Decrease

in urban land cover

Loss of habitat area Loss of biomass sink for trace gases

LANDSCAPE CHANGE
Alteration

of landscapes ability to support species Habitat Fragmentation is produced by the removal of habitat, and through the constructions of roads

BIODIVERSITY, NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT


Endangered

species 8 percent of vertebrae species have been labelled as endangered due to the effects of rapid urban development, and that number may continue to rise with new urban expansion and growth

BIODIVERSITY, NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT


Protected

areas and parks In some regions, the proximity between protected areas and cities will greatly increase. For example, in Eastern Asia the average distance from a city to a protected area will be 14 miles by 2030, as compared to 27 miles in 1995.

WATER AND WATER CYCLE


Surface

water and surface runoff

Groundwater

Water

Pollution

AIR AND ATMOSPHERE


Air Pollution

Emissions

from motor vehicles Emissions from factories Quick release of trace gases