Is There a "Goldilocks Density"- Not Too High, Not Too Low, But Just Right?

Green Metropolis

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david owen

credit: Lloyd Alter

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One of the first to make this position in recent times was New Yorker writer David Owen, who spun a 2004 article into the book the Green Metropolis, and suggests that New York is the greenest city in America because everybody walks or takes the subway, lives in small apartments and don't own a lot of useless junk.