||A city's footprint is the amount of land required to provide its raw materials and deal with its wastes. London's footprint is 19,700,000 ha (125 times its surface area). This is only marginally less than the size of UK as a whole (area: 24,400,000 ha). Makes you think, doesn't it?
|Bangkok is sinking at the rate of one centimetre a year due to excessive private tapping of ground water. This ground water tapping is not only lowering the water table, but also contributing to sea-water seepage.
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|By 2025, 'fully 88 percent of the world's
total population growth will be located in
rapidly expanding urban areas and 90
percent of that urban growth will be
absorbed by the developing world.'
- World Bank, Livable Cities for the 21st Century