Environmental Change and Challenge, Third Edition - Chapter 13

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Question 1:


a) contributes to the loss and degradation of agricultural land
b) affects adjacent natural habitats
c) is a consequence of an expanding population
d) All of the above.

Question 2:


a) 25 per cent
b) 50 per cent
c) 30 per cent
d) 10 per cent

Question 3:


a) cars and trucks
b) factories
c) residential, commercial and industrial buildings
d) heavy industry

Question 4:


a) 30–70 per cent
b) 10–20 per cent
c) 5–10 per cent
d) 10–50 per cent

Question 5:


a) ‘not in my baseball yard’
b) ‘not in my backyard’
c) ‘never in my basement’
d) ‘never institute mining braces’

Question 6:


a) the land has to be logged first
b) the land is previously undeveloped
c) they are areas of green space
d) they are areas with high amounts of vegetation

Question 7:


a) the urban heat island effect
b) the effect of smog
c) the effect of brownfields
d) the effect of urban expansion

Question 8:


a) how quick action in necessary in cases of extreme flooding
b) the vulnerability of low-lying urban areas to flood
c) how natural hazards can affect us
d) Both a and b.

Question 9:


a) True
b) False

Question 10:


a) land use and development practices that limit urban sprawl
b) part of urban environmental management best practices
c) Neither a nor b.
d) Both a and b.

Question 11:


a) ban the use of plastic shopping bags
b) start recycling
c) use community composting
d) buy reusable containers

Question 12:


a) an award–winning urban development
b) a collection of LEED platinum certified buildings
c) a development that transformed an industrial wasteland into a healthy community
d) All of the above.

Question 13:


a) not defined by surveyors
b) reflects a place that makes sense for its inhabitants in terms of natural and cultural diversity
c) delineates the natural diversity of a place
d) All of the above.
e) Both a and c.

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) urban sustainability
b) urban development
c) sustainable development
d) urban management