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Peter Calthorpe and How Slums Can Save the Planet

Architecture News - Feb 26, 2010 - 04:29   8461 views

In his 1985 article, arch. Peter Calthorpe, main founder of the New Urbanism, made a surprising statement: “The city is the most environmentally benign form of human settlement. Each city dweller consumes less land, less energy, less water, and produces less pollution than his counterpart in settlements of lower densities.” See what is said about slums.