did you know...
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'.
'First Language Attrition' increases in cities.Today, 95% of the worldspeaks just 6%of the world’s languages.
Three-quarters of humankind’s food today comes from just 12 crops and only five animal species
The Netherlands are the 2nd largest producer of tomatoes. Companies inject greenhouse gases
The High Density 'Compact City' is modelled on a tiny 15C Tuscan town
1/3 of food produced for humans is wasted/dumped
people perished in 20th century from Democide
The US Central Intelligence Agency is the major source of urbanisation data
More buildings will be built in first 30 years of 21st Century than previous 3000 years combined
In last three years China consumed 45% more concrete than US did in the 20th C