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Finally, extending the vortex cities concept of unsustainability - could we consider a city highly unsustainable, even if it isn't a heavy user of resources directly for its residents, but plays an important role in facilitating current patterns of unsustainable resource consumption and waste generation globally? Thus perhaps even small towns crucial in particularly carbon-intensive forms of fossil-fuel production, like mining towns in brown coal areas, would make such a list. Or is this unfair to highlight them given the responsibility for consuming the resources is distributed globally, often in much more affluent countries than the resource-extracting locations? We would also have to take into account that its the global centers of the capitalist economy like New York & London that facilitate the investment and much of the decision-making driving our current economy.

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/david-thorpe/23683...

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