Most of us are familiar with the idea that we need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to prevent global warming. Methane is also a problem, and we hear about it much less frequently. But compared to carbon dioxide, methane's impact on climate change is some twenty times more powerful.
A result of urban land use change is homogenization across cities, where neighborhoods in very different parts of the country have similar patterns of roads and other features. Understanding urban homogenization will provide the basis for understanding the impacts of urban land use change from local to continental scales.