Learning to Live with the City
Rogers, Richard, The Independent (London, England)
It is a shocking revelation - especially to me as an architect - that the world's environmental crisis is being driven by our cities. For the first time in history, half the world's population lives in cities. In 1900 it was only one-tenth. In 30 years, it may be as much as three- quarters. The urban population of the world is increasing at a rate of a quarter of a million people per day - think of it as a new London every month.
The scale, and the rate of increase, of our consumption of resources, and the pollution it inflicts, is catastrophic. In these lectures, I will show that the same key trends that drive environmental decline are also generating disastrous …
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Publication information: Article title: Learning to Live with the City. Contributors: Rogers, Richard - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: February 13, 1996. Page number: 17. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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