Cities as nuclei of sustainability?

@article{Rybski2017CitiesAN,
  title={Cities as nuclei of sustainability?},
  author={Diego Rybski and Dominik Reusser and Anna-Lena Winz and Christina Fichtner and Till Sterzel and J{\"u}rgen P. Kropp},
  journal={Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={44},
  pages={425 - 440}
}
We have assembled CO2 emission figures from collections of urban GHG emission estimates published in peer-reviewed journals or reports from research institutes and non-governmental organizations. Analyzing the scaling with population size, we find that the exponent is development dependent with a transition from super- to sub-linear scaling. From the climate change mitigation point of view, the results suggest that urbanization is desirable in developed countries. Further, we compare this… Expand

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