What are some challenges and opportunities given by urban systems to the development of sustainable societies?

Ann Kinzing, associate professor of Arizona State University, answers this question.

- People tend to think of urbanisation as an anti-environmental process...its a much more complicated story. I think that cities can be a great hope for environmentalism and sustainability, Kinzig says.

About Ann Kinzig
Before arriving at ASU, Dr. Kinzig was a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at Princeton University (1994-1998). She received her B.A. in Physics from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign(1986), her M.A. in Physics  from University of California at Berkeley (1989), and her Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from Berkeley (1994).
Ann Kinzig's research interests focus broadly on ecosystem services, conservation-development interactions, and the resilience of natural-resource systems.

She is currently involved in three major research projects, including:

- Advancing Conservation in a Social Context (examining the trade-offs between conservation and development goals in developing nations;

- The resilience of pre-historic landscapes in the American Southwest;

- Assessments of ecosystem services, their valuation, and mechanisms for ensuring their continued delivery.

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