Growing Cities Are Vicious to Sustainable Development - Conservation Psychology
Conservation has a difficult relationship with growing population in big cities of today’s World on one hand; and desperate rural masses (custodians of natural resourses traditionaly) of the World and their growing need for basic demand for housing, water and food on the other hand.
Business organizations’ and Governments alike addicted to International funding on the pretext of sustainable development in reality have become defunct, and only provide lip service. Evidently, schemes and efforts to employ rural mass fall short, people scorch out to expanding urban areas pursuing life and alternative employment.
Crowded cities, higher living standards, modern lifestyles and technical skills push rural masses farther away from nature, traditional lifestyle and natural habitat. Reluctant Governments and Non Government Organizations struggle to provide life, liberty and justice to masses while putting conservation to deep sleep and contributing to eviornmental hazards.
Main environmental and social impacts of buildings and construction
Source Pg. 6 UNEP Industry and Environment April – September 2003
Raw material extraction and consumption; related resource depletion
Land use change, including clearing of existing flora
Energy use and associated emissions of
Other indoor and outdoor emissions
Water use and wastewater generation
Increased transport needs (depending on siting)
Various effects of transport of building materials,
Locally and globally
Opportunities for corruption
Disruption of communities, including through
Inappropriate design and materials
Health risks on worksites and for building occupants
Particularly the “Kyoto gases”: CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs,PFCs and SF6.
City life despite of inherent risk, decease, and dangers therefore has strong tendency to attract rural masses that contribute to over crowd, higher demand of space and cost of living and major environmental hazards.
Helplessly, Government and Non Government Organizations draw schemes for exploiting urban and rural resources for major industrial, infrastructural and scientific developments that further contribute to environmental pollution and exhaustion of natural resources.
Today's conservation adversely related to industrialization, urbanisation and globalization, some feel that slowingdown of economy and population only has the answers to conservation.