THIS WEEK’S TOPIC OF DISCUSSION ON GREEN AFRIC A: Land Use in Africa (Reminder)
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THIS WEEK’S TOPIC: Land Use in Africa
ABOUT THIS WEEK’S EPISODE:
How we use land is the most important aspect of societal development and civilization. Land use involves the efficiency and sophistication of developing and managing the environment for sustainable human activities. Land use and urban sprawl are major environmental concerns affecting us in a variety of ways. We must adopt sustainable patterns of development which are not self-destructive.
In this episode of Land use, we will be discussing Urban sprawl, Habitat fragmentation, and Habitat destruction.
In Africa, urban sprawl comprises two main, contrasting types of development in the same city: one is characterized by large peri-urban areas with informal and illegal patterns of land use. This is combined with a lack of infrastructure, public facilities and basic services, and often is accompanied by little or no public transport and by inadequate access roads.
The other is a form of “suburban sprawl” in which residential zones for high- and middle-income groups and highly valued commercial and retail complexes are well-connected by individual rather than public transport. Urban sprawl adds to the urban divide, pushing social segregation along economic lines that result in spatial difference in wealth and quality of life across various parts of cities and metropolitan areas run down inner cities and more suburbs.
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WHEN: SUNDAY September 4, 2011
TIME: 1: 00 PM-2: 00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME
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CO-HOST: Dan Miner CO-HOST: Ernest Opong
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ABOUT GREEN AFRICA
One of Africa's biggest challenges is the need to develop environmentally sustainable ways of living for its people. Green Africa is a weekly environmental discussion on AV radio, created to help mobilize a fresh understanding of Africa’s responsibilities in the universal ecosystem and generate consensus for right action. The program is organized and represented by a wide range of grassroots organizations and experts on a diverse scientific, social, and economics of green politics and environmental issues. Topics are centered around sustainable management of resources and stewardship of the environment through advocacies on changes in public policies and individual behavior in recognition of humanity, ecosystems, ecology, health, and human rights.
The show is brought to you by Amandla News, Beyond Oil, and African Views (AV).
Host: Ernest K. Opong
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