“The city as its own solution”

From Mike Davis; Who will build the Ark? In New Left Review 61

Wherein he speaks about the global climate crisis as a challenge and opportunity, utopian urbanism and planetary green zones.

What often goes unnoticed in such moral inventories, however, is the consistent affinity between social and environmental justice, between the communal ethos and a greener urbanism…There are innumerable examples and they all point toward a single unifying principle: namely, that the cornerstone of the low-carbon city, far more than any particular green design or technology, is the priority given to public affluence over private wealth.

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