Research Notes “Biodiversity must be built into urban development to make future cities sustainable” (RTCC Staff, 2012)Social Create thriving areas that can provide jobs and homes Reducing commuting needsProvides entertainment for everyone Urban development may increase traffic70% of the world’s population moves into citiesEconomical Higher crime rates Force poorer residents out of their homes. Urban development may result in urban decayMore pets not much wildlife where we liveEconomy can be stable Environmental Trying to not cut down too many trees when building new homes More pets not much wildlife where we liveBiodiversity can be important for natural ecosystems and also human made Decisions about biodiversity can affect humans and also the environment around them Urbanization causes biodiversity to decline.60% of urban land in 2030 is yet to be builtpromoting low carbon usage and have better resources as technology develops Use vegetation and trees to help the “look” of the city and help biodiversity Vegetation and plants to reduce the risk of flooding Climate change is a huge issue not only in local cities but also throughout the worldPros of Urban Development Cons of Urban Development Responses to the needs of new people in communities attracts an increasing number of migrantsIncrease amount of jobs Reduces commute needs Entertainment More convenient Better access to new schools and workplaces Hospitals and other health care services closer by schools, colleges and universities are more common and easier to get to in citiesA lot of traffic Can cause people to move out of old homes so they can build more expensive new onesToo many trees are being cut down Homes of animals and food for these wild animals Hard for them to live in cities and hard from them to move far away Forested areas are the most targeted Air pollutionChanges in natural water cycle sewage and garbage dumped can spill into bodies of water or sewage is poured water which can pollute it Causes outbreaks of epidemics.Climate change