Minus Oil: Energized Ideas for Surpassing Petroleum

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Do We Really All Have To Live Like New Yorkers? Does Density Matter?

Writer David Owen argues in his book The Green Metropolis that to solve some of the energy issues, urban planners need to make suburbs more like New York City. But is that really more energy efficient? Looking at it more closely, it turns out that we don't all have to live in Manhattan or Mumbai to make genuine improvements in energy efficiency and reduce our oil usage. It turns out plenty of smaller, medium density cities, such as those found in Europe and Australia, do much better. Read the full article.

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