Icing on the cake for urbanites

Great stuff! I’m a staunch urbanite (take that Priya) so this is just icing on the cake for me.

City Dwellers Are Greener

New York Skyline: Photo by William Warby (CC Licensed)

The Brookings Institute has released a study this week in which residents of the 100 largest metropolitan areas are shown to produce 14 percent less carbon dioxide emissions per capita than the national average. The reasons for the discrepancy point to population density. As one nears an urban center commute times are shortened, mass transit options are increased, and dwelling spaces get smaller, leading to less individual emissions on average.


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