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Glossaries, definitions and Indicators
This section contains glossaries, definitions, keywords and indicators, which place urban environment topics and themes in their proper perspective. The aim is to highlight their interdisciplinarity and interconnectedness.


As with the contents of this homepage itself, there is a considerable overlap (or divisions?) between global environmental issues, and urban issues :

Environmental Issues
Energy conservation
Rainforest protection
Wetlands preservation
Global climate change
Biodiversity
Desertification
Global warming
Ocean Management
Issues accepted in both categories
Solid waste
Open space
Water quality
Air pollution
Urban issues
Housing
Poverty
Drug abuse
Transportation
Crime
Racism
Economic development
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A series of keywords are presented on the left that illustrate the wide range of topics, issues, specialities et al. related to the all-encompassing word, "Environment." It also illustrates the sweeping importance that is being attributed to the environment field as a whole.

Click on the terms below to obtain a definition from Google's glossary databases. Not all words have definitions within Google's databases. If there is no definition associated with a term, or if those available are inappropriate (for example, green markets 'are open-air markets for farm produce'), then click "Seach the web" to use Google for a broader search.

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Contact: Hari Srinivas - hsrinivas@gdrc.org