A recent article in New Scientist this week suggested that in most cases you can be more green in big cities.
In particular, for example, the carbon emissions of a New Yorker were 30% lower than the American average.
In China the government is moving people into high density living in cities where they can do less environmental damage. It seems that a cities ability to concentrate people in a small area - rather than letting them spread out across a rural landscape can help reduce each individuals carbon footprint.
Dense urbanisation can also reduce your reliance on a car. Quite obvious really - country people often commute longer distances daily and have less public transport options.
I wonder if Australia's cities are of high enough density to show these patterns?
I am not sure that a regional centre like Orange would show these trends?