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Lloyd edits the Design section of TreeHugger, and writes about land use, urban planning, design and architecture, with a few seques into food systems, peak oil, bikes and transportation related to urban issues.

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50 years on: Our attitude to environment and architecture has hardly changed, Notebook

50 years on: Our attitude to environment and architecture has hardly changed

Today we build taller towers with better floor to ceiling glass; instead of an insulating value of next to nothing, they have double that, almost nothing. We are still cooking limestone and crushing rock to make concrete, responsible for 5% of all CO2 emissions worldwide. Prince Charles is building faux Georgian tract houses. People are reinventing housing and tearing down Robin Hood Gardens. Cars are everywhere; they are cleaner but marginally more efficient as they got bigger, heavier and air conditioned.

By | Notebook, Opinion, Science & Technology | Tuesday, 12 June 2012 at 4:00 am

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