Preface. The article below is based on Hall & Day’s book “America’s Most Sustainable Cities and Regions: Surviving the 21st Century Megatrends”. Related articles:
- Hess, P. 2016. These will be the best places to live in America in 2100 A.D. Popular Science.
- Lang, G. 2018. Urban energy futures: a comparative analysis. European Journal of Futures research 6:19.
Day, J. W., et al. Oct 2013. Sustainability and place: How emerging mega-trends of the 21st century will affect humans and nature at the landscape level. Ecological Engineering.
Five scientists have written a peer-reviewed article about where the best and worst places will be in the future in America based on how sustainable a region is when you take into account climate change, energy reserves, population, sea-level rise, increasingly strong hurricanes, and other factors. Three of the scientists, John W. Day, David Pimentel, and Charles Hall, are “rock stars” in ecology. Below are some excerpts from this 16 page paper that I found of interest (select the title above to see the full original paper).
Best places to be
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