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How Urbanism, Building Efficiency, and Cleaner Cars Can Solve Climate Change (Book Review)

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Photo credit: Island Press Eighteen years ago, Peter Calthorpe's book The Next American Metropolis was hugely influential among architects and planners. "The old suburban dream is increasingly out of sync with today's culture," Calthorpe wrote in 1993, "our household makeup has changed dramatically, the work place and work force have been transformed, average family wealth is shrinking, and serious environmental concerns have surfaced." He could be writing that today and not change a word; things have only gotten worse, and perhaps the mother of environmental concerns, climate change, has come to preoccupy us. Calthorpe now addresses it directly in the title of his new book: Urbanism in the age of Climate Change.... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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