According to the Canadian magazine Corporate Knights : ” If the concept of a sustainable city sounds like a paradox, that’s because it is, according to physicist Geoffrey West.”
” Ironically, because of their urban “metabolism,” cities require only 85 per cent of the resources necessary to double in size, and they’re more energy efficient than rural communities. “
The article follows the release of another United Nations study dedicated to better cities. Make sure to read both the report and the article if you are interested by the topic.