BU’s Lucy Hutyra discusses growing urban population in New York Times

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September 20th, 2012

By Malina Franquez

IBMSMARTERBoston University’s own Lucy Hutyra, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Earth and Environment, spoke with the New York Times in an article published on September 18.

The article, titled “Urban Planet: How Growing Cities Will Wreck the Environment Unless We Build Them Right,” by Bryan Walsh, addresses the presence of growing populations in urban cities around the world and its effects on the environment in the near future.

Lucy Hutyra is also the co-author of a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).  Along with lead author Karen Seto, Hutyra discusses specifically which cities in the world are most likely to experience the big urbanization shift and how important the management of that transition is.

Read the complete New York Times article here.