As the density of urban areas increases, the livability aspects of cities gain more attention as policies are oriented by global, regional, and local organization to address the comfort of people for both social and economic efficiencies. However, one conflicting issue with livability is that of biodiversity preservation and conservation in the purist form when the former is affected by the latter. This is a sensitive issue, but which demands action more specifically when colonies are impacting on the livelihood or comfort of human settlements. This chapter introduces this issue and shares how current advances in gene editing can provide avenues to reduce the impacts of specific living organisms in specific areas, and further outlines the limitations and challenges for this process to gain ground.
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Allam, Z. (2020). On Gene Editing and the Conflicts Between Biodiversity and Urban Livability. In: Biotechnology and Future Cities. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43815-9_4
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