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urban area

An area which is within the city limits, or closely linked to it by common use of public utilities or services.
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The sampling sites for urban areas were selected based on the existing anthropogenic activities such as food processing units, marble factories, flour mills, engineering complexes, chemical and soap factories engineering complexes, busy intersection and commercial centers.
For each indicator, a maximum score of 100 points was awarded to an urban area with the best performance and zero to the least performing.
Ramon Casiple, Executive Director of the Institute of Political and Electoral Reform, noted that the decrease mostly came from a number of residents from urban areas, whom he said were significantly affected by high prices of goods.
However, these studies have not examined trends by urban area size.
The lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people living in urban areas will be affected by what is done (or not done) in cities with regard to climate change over the next 510 years [3].
By the measures used in this study the only urban area with more than 100000 people was Phnom Penh so all the urban land and population of the country for this report's purposes was in the Phnom Penh urban area.
A potential regional population increase of one million people by 2026 should direct our urban areas to achieve London-style densities rather than extending the urban sprawl.
The methodology consists of a three-step process--a risk analysis of urban areas and states based on measures of threat, vulnerability and consequences, an effectiveness assessment of applicants' investment justifications, and a final allocation decision.
In terms of scale, just under half (46%) of the articles addressed the Entire Urban Area, while a small majority (56%) addressed some intra-urban scale such as the Core or Suburb.
* An infrastructure upon which the area depends that may also occupy manmade terrain and provides human services, and cultural and political structure for the urban area and often beyond; perhaps for the entire nation.
One fact that satellite data will show is the alarming rate of tree loss around urban areas. To help cities combat that trend, AMERICAN FORESTS has joined with USGS to provide information that will help cities evaluate their urban forest ecosystem as a working, physical asset and better integrate development plans with sound green infrastructure policies.

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