Cities are the solution – but what was the question? Well, the question was how to create a sustainable relationship between people and planet. But can cities really be the answer?

Many urbanists claim that cities are key to solving the world’s sustainability problems, that people can make much more efficient use of resources living in cities than living in the countryside: living in terraced houses with shared walls, travelling shorter distances than in rural areas and moving around by bus, by bike or on foot rather than by car reduces energy consumption and carbon emissions. Pipes and electric ...


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