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This is simply a fancily designed chain of cities based on the about 40 years old idea of the "compact city". The idea is to reduce urban sprawl, reduce traffic and improve living conditions. Each link of the chain in itself will be not self-sufficient, but provide all necessary (daily) needs to its inhabitants, including doctors and if not a ...


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A "city" implies people. Lots of people. Those people need to eat. Food generally is purchased at (super)markets and grocery stores. It usually is delivered by trucks. No roads means no trucks means no markets means no food means no people means no city. I see a teeny, tiny problem with the plan, don't you? Of course, one can transport and ...


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According to this article in Environmental Science & Technology (2020) the least GHG intensive process would be online shopping with fulfillment via physical store delivery: We found that shopping via bricks and clicks (click and fulfillment via physical store delivery) most likely decreases the GHG footprints when substituting traditional shopping, ...


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