Urban environmental geoscience.

Journal and reading assignment for this week.

How is the urban environment unique geologically and environmentally?

What might be environmental problems common to many cities?

Environmentally: what characterizes cities from a human environmental perspective?

What are typical modifications to the landscape in the urban environment?

What are point sources of contamination in the urban environment?

Case histories:

In class exercise - mapping Omaha from an environmental perspective.

Hazard maps for urban settings.