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Sustainable Cities Project: Land Use

Resources for Environmental Science


Highly populated areas use land quickly for roads, housing developments, and businesses, leaving very little natural land. Explain how this negatively impacts ecosystems and ecosystem services. Please identify the ecosystem services and their benefits you will address when designing your city.

Ecosystem: Definition

A biological system composed of all the organisms found in a particular physical environment, interacting with it and with each other. Also in extended use: a complex system resembling this.
From OED


Urban Green Space