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Seeing Cities as the Environmental Solution, Not the Problem
This article is the first in a series of posts that explain the NRDC’s agenda for sustainable communities. Kaid Benfield reframes cities as opportunities to improve the planet.

As it turns out, compact living – in communities of streets, homes,  shops, workplaces, schools and the like assembled at a walkable scale –  not only helps to save the landscape; it also reduces pollution and  consumption of resources.  We don’t drive as far or as often; we share  infrastructure.

Seeing Cities as the Environmental Solution, Not the Problem

This article is the first in a series of posts that explain the NRDC’s agenda for sustainable communities. Kaid Benfield reframes cities as opportunities to improve the planet.

As it turns out, compact living – in communities of streets, homes, shops, workplaces, schools and the like assembled at a walkable scale – not only helps to save the landscape; it also reduces pollution and consumption of resources.  We don’t drive as far or as often; we share infrastructure.


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