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Our Planet’s Urban Environments is one of seven Planet Geography Monographs, each of which covers one option of the Standard Level and Higher Level Options for IBDP Geography Paper 1.  The book contains 144 pages in full colour, 17.2cm x 24.5cm, with 4 chapters that mirror the structure of the syllabus.  The same content is also available as chapters 25 to 28 in Our Dynamic Planet.  View sample pages from the books here.

Chapter 1 of Our Planet’s Urban Environments is ‘The variety of urban environments’.  It comprises 42 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Characteristics of urban places

  2. The pattern of urban economic activities and residential areas

  3. Case study of the pattern of economic and residential land uses in Yangon

  4. Poverty, deprivation and informal activity in urban areas

  5. Case study of begging in Karachi

  6. Case study of social stresses in London

  7. Case study of the ebola pandemic

Chapter 2 of Our Planet’s Urban Environments is ‘Changing urban systems’.  It comprises 26 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Urbanisation

  2. Centrifugal population movements

  3. Urban system growth

  4. Case study of infrastructure growth in La Paz

  5. Urban deindustrialisation

Chapter 3 of Our Planet’s Urban Environments is ‘Urban environmental and social stresses’.  It comprises 31 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Urban microclimates

  2. Case study of air pollution in Beijing

  3. Traffic congestion

  4. Case study of sustainable traffic management in Curitiba

  5. Contested land use changes

  6. Case study of contested land use changes in Skopje

  7. Case study of contested land use changes in Berlin

  8. Urban social deprivation

Chapter 4 of Our Planet’s Urban Environments is ‘Building sustainable urban systems for the future’.  It comprises 40 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Urban growth projections

  2. Resilient city design

  3. Case study of resilient city strategies in Rio de Janeiro

  4. Case study of resilient city strategies in Byblos

  5. Case study of resilient city strategies in Cairo (the Zabaleen community)

  6. Eco city design

  7. Case study of environmental strategies in Malmö

  8. Case study of environmental strategies in Sydney (Newington)

  9. Smart city design