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It does an amazing job of making this conclusion seem obvious thus showing many flaws in mainstream environmentalist thought.
You have to read this book carefully, since at first glance it reads like a gigantic love letter to New York City, with the heart in "I (heart) NY" recolored green.
Meanwhile, the "green" homes and commercial campuses are horizontal ones that are highly inefficient from a space and energy standpoint.
Sometimes in the pursuit of sustainability we need to hold a mirror up to our efforts and recognize the ways in which inconsistencies and whims lead to outcomes that are not what... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Francis Vanek
That we're literally and figuratively "running out of gas," is not news. But David Owen's thorough coverage, use of data, and often surprising perspectives are news. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jay Lubinsky
Gave as a gift. Assume everything was okay. No complaints. Wish I had the option of limiting future recommendations just to items I buy and ship to myself.Published 5 months ago by Edna St. Vincent Malaise
After the first couple of chapters it's kind of like, "I get it... New York rules." but his writing style is quick and easy to read, as well as entertaining. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Leeann
If you don't mind other people and you enjoy public life, read this book. If you love your car and your McMansion more than anything else, don't read this book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Karla Guererri
really interesting viewpoint, I couldn't put it down and it made me think of an entirely different way of attempting to save our planetPublished 13 months ago by Dorothy Hirlston
This book totally altered my perspective of sustainability. I love the stuff about LEED brain and greenwashing. Read morePublished 15 months ago by RDW
New York City is the most environmentally friendly city in the country. Anything we can do to make other cities more like New York City or increase density within New York City so... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jesse Rorabaugh
Owen write with a great sense of humor and with a tone of realism rather than scorn. He puts the facts out there and qualifies them with real life examples without sounding to... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Anthony