Ecopolis in New Scientist


Continuing the Green British Invasion, there’s an incredible article in this week’s issue of New Scientist magazine. (I love this mag- it fulfills the science dork in me.)Entitled Ecopolis, it’s all about cities of the future. There are numerous gorgeous computer illustrations of future eco-cities: What they might look like and how they might work, as well as lots of yummy infographics, a special feature on how cities can feed themselves, a mini-article on Dongtan, the planned green city outside Shanghai, a model and sidebar page on how much cities of the future might sprawl, and more.

The premise of the main story is that cities are a good place to keep people since their waste and energy use is concentrated (and can therefore be more easily cleaned and greened). Really worth picking up the paper version of this for the images alone.

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.