Published in: 1992
Kalbermatten Associates, Inc., Berlin, Germany
Kalbermatten, J. M., Middleton, R. N.
The 1990s undoubtedly is the Decade of the Environment. Not because the decade may be so designated, or because there will be another world conference on the topic. The designation applies because there exists today an awareness, even a fear that, unless we take some decisive action to protect the environment, we will suffer unacceptable consequences; that this decade indeed could be the last chance we have to create a sustainable society.
If pollution continues anabated, human health and environment, indeed life itself, may become sustainable.
Cities are the major contributor to a country's economy through the production of goods and provision of services. They are also the greatest polluters of the environment. Urban society, misguided by traditional economic analysis, has adopted industrial and human consumption and waste disposal practices which are extremely detrimental to the local and global environment.
Kalbermatten, J. M., Middleton, R. N. (1992). Challenges in Environmental Protection in Cities - New Approaches and Strategies for Urban Environmental Management. Kalbermatten Associates, Inc., Berlin, Germany
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