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Jim Kunstler on The Triumph Of The City: Dream On

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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Image Credit Modern Mechanix Edward Glaeser in Triumph of the City and David Owen in Green Metropolis both posit that the greenest place to live is the big city, and the bigger the better. I have disagreed: I think that one can have too much density and rely on supply chains for food and water that are too long and too complex. There is a Goldilocks density that is "just right"- dense enough for transit, but not too dense that if the power goes out you are stuck 30 stories in the air without water. Now James Howard Kunstler weighs in at Orion Magazine, with a much more dire projection.... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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