From the Forums: What's So Great About Cities?


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Doug (the original) writes:


I posted this as a comment in response to the "Supercities" article posted on treehugger yesterday. Thought I would post it here for discussion...Many love to say how much more energy-efficient it is to live densly in a city. You'll never convince me that all that pumping, trucking, wiring, blowing and the embodied energy in all that concrete is more efficient than living on 2 acres in the country in a wood-framed/hay-bale/packed-earth house (all have a lot less embodied energy than concrete and steel). If I'm missing something that makes cities more efficient, let me know.

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