In a recent PNAS paper, Karen Seto, Burak Güneralp, and Lucy Hutyra offer new forecasts of global urban expansion and take stock of potential impacts on biodiversity and carbon emissions. Brad Plumer and Nate Berg post on the paper at Wonkblog and the Atlantic Cities Blog, respectively. From Plumer’s post:
Estimating the extent of urban expansion, is a task at the heart of Solly Angel’s new book, Planet of Cities. Solly recently blogged an excerpt from Chapter 16, Urban Expansion and the Loss of Cultivated Lands.