Suggestions for a Conceptual Basis of a Programme of International Ecological Studies on Human Settlements
To improve knowledge and understanding of the ecology of each human settlement as a whole, in terms especially of the patterns of flow and utilisation of energy and of certain important materials, and taking into account the interrelationships between the settlement and its surroundings.
To improve knowledge and understanding of the causal interrelationships in human settlements between a) the properties of the environment, b) the human conditions of life and c) the health and well-being of the population.
To improve knowledge and understanding of the interrelationships between the ecological properties of the human settlement as a whole (e.g. patterns of energy flow and utilisation) and the health and well-being of the people.
To improve knowledge and understanding of the cultural processes of adaptation to detrimental environmental influences.
KeywordsHuman Settlement Total Environment Life Condition Population Ecology Human Species
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