27 May '14, 6pm

#Luiis_3x ] How Suburban Sprawl is Killing Us: Have you ever thought about how the design of... [ #Luispokel

#Luiis_3x ] How Suburban Sprawl is Killing Us: Have you ever thought about how the design of... [ #Luispokel

But the biggest effect of sprawl concerns the entire planet. Urban sprawl contributes to climate change as ever-reaching housing developments contribute significantly more greenhouse gas emissions than efficient urban housing. Some might say that renewable energy and green-designed vehicles and homes will save us from inevitable climate disaster, but I disagree: I believe that one cannot simply look at the efficiencies gained from green technology. One must also consider the increasing global population, which is demanding an ever-increasing amount of resources. Additionally, many developing societies, like China, are adopting the American style of suburban development and thus end up using even more resources.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/how-american-urban-sprawl-causes-pro...

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