To the question of research of geo-ecological problems of urbanization processes in the aspect of the concept of sustainable development

Keywords: sustainable cities, social and geographical system,, urbanization, geoecological problems, concept of sustainable development, research approaches and methods


Purpose. To conduct an analysis of the spread of contemporary globalization processes and the geo-ecological problems caused by them, directions regulating the development of cities in the aspect of the concept of sustainable development; to single out and justify the geoecological problems of cities on the basis of the analysis of the development of global urbanization processes.

Methods. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the research, the work uses systemic, synergistic, and historical scientific approaches, as well as a complex of scientific methods: methods of induction and deduction, the method of comparison, the method of generalization, the method of analogy, the method of systematization, and the method of modeling.

Results. The development and implementation of the Concept of sustainable development, the aspects of sustainable urbanization were determined based on the study of the formation of the world scientific opinion on the issue of sustainable development, namely: environmental protection, economic development, social justice and equality. Their components and the concept of "sustainable urbanization" were considered. The presentation of various aspects of sustainable urbanization in the development programs of the World Bank, UN-Habitat and the Alliance of Cities, in particular – geoecological one, was analyzed. The peculiarities of the flow of geoecological problems of cities and the need to take this aspect into account for the sustainable development of urban social and geographical systems were substantiated.

Conclusions. The obtained results demonstrate significant attention to the geoecological aspect of urbanization, the importance of its research and analysis in the aspect of sustainable development of cities. An important aspect of further strategic planning and development of cities is a harmonious combination of ecological, economic and social components. In further research, the author plans to develop a model of sustainable development of the city with a balanced ratio of economic, social and environmental components of development.


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Author Biography

K. O. Kravchenko , V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, 4, Svobody Sqr., 61022, Kharkiv, Ukraine

PhD (Geography), Associate Professor, Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies

Faculty of Geology, Geography, Recreation and Tourism


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How to Cite
Kravchenko , K. O. (2022). To the question of research of geo-ecological problems of urbanization processes in the aspect of the concept of sustainable development. Man and Environment. Issues of Neoecology, 38, 6-19.