Soil as a Resource: Ecological Asset or Basis for Economic Development?

 

Prof. Dr. Angelika Krehl

urban region

Head of Niederrhein Institute for Regional and Structural Research, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences

The socio-economic growth and spatial structural changes of the last 50 years or so have left their mark on our surroundings, our environment. This reveals a field of tension, because the provision of land for urban uses - for living and working - goes hand in hand with conflicts of use with regard to soil as a resource. The article first examines the functions attributed to soil and places them in the context of current changes in settlement and economic structures. Subsequently, the relationships between soil as a resource and the economic development of urban regions are analysed empirically. The paper concludes with a brief synthesis of these evaluations and places them in the context of the current discussion on sustainability and planetary boundaries.

 
 

Date

25 May 2022
at 4.30 p.m. per ZOOM


Meeting ID: 925 9563 3640
ID code: 940851