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What if everything we think we know about cities is wrong? What if almost everything we have been taught about modern cities is the opposite? 

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Tremendous efforts have gone into teaching and popularising the idea that contemporary cities are a sign of human progress and confirmation of human evolution. Cities we are taught, are 'good for us'.


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15 largest ships in the world emit as much pollution as the world's 760 million cars


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'First Language Attrition' increases in cities.Today, 95% of the worldspeaks just 6%of the world’s languages.  


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Three-quarters of humankind’s food today comes from just 12 crops and only five animal species


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The Netherlands are the 2nd largest producer of tomatoes. Companies inject greenhouse gases


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The High Density 'Compact City' is modelled on a tiny 15C Tuscan town 


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1/3 of food produced for humans is wasted/dumped


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Over 262m 

people perished in 20th century from Democide 


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The US Central Intelligence Agency is the major source of urbanisation data


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More buildings will be built in first 30 years of 21st Century than previous 3000 years combined


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In last three years China consumed 45% more concrete than US did in the 20th C