Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability

The author's premise is that a densely packed, crowded city is more environmentally friendly than locations in green spaces where people live more widely apart from each other. He uses New York, New York, as an example. The residents of Manhattan discard less trash, consume less energy, (electricity, oil and water), live in smaller spaces, and use automobiles far less than residents in less compact areas of the country. They walk more, and ride transit trains and buses more, than other locations in the United States; and they use gasoline at a rate that "the country as a whole hasn't matched since the mid-1920s)." The author argues for more compact urban centers and dense population in order to combat global warming, protect the environment, and improve the health of U.S. citizens.

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    Penguin Group Incorporated

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    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Authors:
    • Owen, David
  • Publication Date: 2009


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 364p

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  • Accession Number: 01149503
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781594488825
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 26 2010 2:10PM