Population, Urbanization, and the Environment

Read this chapter for a review of population, urbanization, and the environment. As you read each section, consider the following topics:

  • What are your initial reactions to 12-year-old Todd Domboski? What might your reaction be if this was your son or brother?
  • Focus on demographic measures such as fertility and mortality rates. Then, familiarize yourself with current population trends and patterns.
  • Take note of the process of urbanization in the United States. Also focus on the function of suburbs, exurbs, and concentric zones and urbanization from various sociological perspectives.
  • Take note of the bold terms in this section. On a separate piece of paper, be sure to make a list of challenges presented by pollution, garbage, e-waste, and toxic hazards. Also, focus on real-world instances of environmental racism.