The economist Ed Glaser, an expert on urbanization, in his book “The Triumph of the City”, calls the city “the greatest invention of mankind.” In his opinion, this is the most effective way of settling people. Indeed, although cities occupy only 2.6% of the surface of our planet, more than half of the world’s population lives there, they create 80% of world GDP.
Cities Are Greener than Rural Communities – But Smart Cities Are Even More Sustainable
Cities can also be a greener alternative to country-living, although this is something that doesn’t get as much attention as it should. The reason is that cities are able to use resources more efficiently. CityLab published an article about this in 2012. Today,