[Essay] We don’t need any more buildings (C3 no.403)


Richard Ingersoll

C3 no.403 pp.10-13 (4 pages)


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We don’t need any more buildings _ Richard Ingersoll

Although it is impossible to prove, it seems obvious that in the period since the end of World War II more buildings have been produced than during all of the 7 millennia of human construction activity that preceded it. This unprecedented building boom has accompanied an exponential population increase, from 2 billion in 1927 to 7.7 billion today, along with a radical depletion of rural areas, resulting in well-over 50% of humanity residing in urban situations. […]