"Evaluations of energy intensity often adjust for differences in economic development, industrial bases, climates, population density and other factors to make a more equal comparison.
The drawback then is that “every city ends up being the same,” said Christopher Kennedy, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Toronto and the lead author on the megacities study.
Another way to compare cities is one economic or social segment at a time, such as transportation or industry, said Anu Ramaswami, . . ." Read the full article here.Dr. Ramaswami's work with the National Science Foundation-supported Sustainability Research Network highlights integrated urban infrastructure solutions for healthy, livable, and sustainable cities. More at www.sustainablehealthycities.org.