A thought-provoking article which ponders on the concept of 'sustainable cities' as an oxymoron. Even if it was, cities are here so we may as well make them as sustainable as possible. We should also consider what the alternative to city models would be, and how much land they would take.
A truly sustainable built environment hinges on a multiplicity of factors, not least including the context within which a building sits. Dr Peter Rickaby argues that a focus on cities may lead us in the wrong direction.