Environmental Stewardship and Built Space

  • Ambe J. Njoh


There has been a rapid expansion of built space leading to unprecedented levels of urbanization throughout the world in the recent past. This has been matched by the rapid shrinkage and fragmentation of natural areas and resources. However, there are many gaps in knowledge of the exact nature of these diametrically opposed phenomena and how to go about resolving the problems they engender. This book contributes to efforts to close these gaps. Defining built space broadly to include all human settlements, the book interrogates efforts to promote nature in built space in different regions of the world. This chapter lays the foundation for, and provides a thumb sketch of, the discussion in the book.


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  • Ambe J. Njoh
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  1. 1.School of GeosciencesUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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