Self sustaining cities
January 30, 2008 12:08 PM Subscribe
What potential or existing strategies are there for developing large urban economies without relying on international investment, transnational corporations, etc.?
posted by poweredbybeard to Society & Culture (12 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I know that as things stand, cities across North America require much more revenue than can be generated solely through a local economy, but in light of climate change, peak oil, and the various ethical consideration of economic globalization, I'm wondering:
What might your typical large city (to whatever extent that there is a "typical" city) have to do to be more economically self sustaining? What common practices currently obstruct this possibility?
Are there any writings or resources on this? Any significant theories or schools of thought around this? Any real-world experiments, examples?