Resilient cities : 3D geoscience for sustainable subsurface management

Price, Simon James; Ford, Jonathan Richard; Campbell, Diarmad; Jefferson, Ian. 2012 Resilient cities : 3D geoscience for sustainable subsurface management. In: 34th International Geological Congress: Theme 31.1 engineering geological challenges for our ever growing cities, Brisbane, Australia, 5-10 Aug 2012. (Unpublished)

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It is estimated that global population reached 7 billion in 2011. Almost half of that population live in towns or cities. Rapid urbanisation driven by population change, socio-economic and technological development has placed increased pressure on the natural capital provided by the natural environment to society. Land use change and increased competition for space above and below ground places ever growing demands on the ability of urban ecosystems to deliver the goods and services on which society depends. A 3D geoscience framework provides a means to assess the impacts of predicted future demographic and environmental change on the subsurface and the demands placed upon it

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Land Use, Planning and Development
Date made live: 07 Aug 2012 14:22 +0 (UTC)

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