From the Forums: What's the Perfect City Size?

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BrianIdaho wants your opinion:

Has anyone come across any documentation with regard to the optimum size for city in terms of sustainability? Density and congregation has it's benefits, they are well documented. But there are also negative impacts. One of the biggest is in terms of transportation of products and food to a large urban area...At some point there has to be diminishing returns, where it makes sense to have smaller urban areas closer to production areas.

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Tags: Urban Planning


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