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Elizabeth A. Johnson & Michael W. Klemens (eds)
Sprawl creates and contributes to habitat loss and fragmentation, pollution, and a host of other environmental problems. In this wide-ranging collection, leading biological and social scientists, conservationists, and land use professionals examine how sprawl affects species and alters natural communities, ecosystems, and natural processes. The collection provides a clear overview of sprawl's impact on biodiversity and articulates measures that can be taken to alleviate it. The contributors illustrate the need to integrate biodiversity issues, concerns, and needs into the growing number of anti sprawl initiatives, including the "smart growth" and "new urbanist" movements. By combining scientific and public policy discussions, this collection enriches the efforts of those working to create more sustainable human environments. Available from Columbia University Press.