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Kumar, K., and L. S. Hundal. 2016. Soil in the City: Sustainably Improving Urban Soils. J. Environ. Qual. 45:2-8. doi:10.2134/jeq2015.11.0589
Assessment, designated use, Management, planning, policy, redevelopment, restoration, urban, water quality, Stormwater, Land Use, Soil, Green Infrastructure
Abandoned urban landshave potential for stormwater management and the mitigation of the impact of urban heat islands. Effective and healthy soils are needed for this, but urban soils are often highly degraded and polluted as a result of human activity. This literature review compiles information about the many characteristics of urban soils for use by policymakers, practioners, and the general public.