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Green metropolis : why living smaller, living closer, and driving less are keys to sustainability

Author: David Owen
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Upending the environmentalist viewpoint that urban areas are "anti-green," New Yorker staff writer David Owen argues that sustainability is achieved in areas like New York City, while open space, backyard compost heaps, locavorism and high-tech gadgetry like solar panels and triple-paned windows are formulas for wasteful sprawl and green-washed consumerism.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Owen
ISBN: 9781594488825 1594488827
OCLC Number: 311778342
Description: 357 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: More like Manhattan --
Liquid civilization --
There and back --
The great outdoors --
Embodied efficiency --
The shape of things to come.
Responsibility: David Owen.

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Upending the environmentalist viewpoint that urban areas are "anti-green," New Yorker staff writer David Owen argues that sustainability is achieved in areas like New York City, while open space, backyard compost heaps, locavorism and high-tech gadgetry like solar panels and triple-paned windows are formulas for wasteful sprawl and green-washed consumerism.

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