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Changing Places - A New Paris Every Five Days

Geoff Riley

11th December 2017

According to a new report, the World adds a new city the size of Paris every 5 days!

The pressure to improve the energy intensity of buildings will grow inexorably and whilst progress is obvious in many countries, it is also uneven. 

According to the report: 

"The floor area of buildings worldwide (235 billion square metres in 2016) will almost double by 2060 with expectations of 230 billion m2 added by then -- roughly the floor area of all of Japan's buildings added to the planet each year, a Paris every five days."

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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