Our energy resources are dwindling and prices will only continue to go up. Austin Troy argues that it is critical we make our cities more energy efficient if we want them to prosper – or even survive.

Austin Troy addresses issues at the intersection of urban planning and environmental sustainability. He is author of The Very Hungry City, which looks at how cities consume energy, what makes some cities more efficient than others, and what rising global energy prices will mean for cities. Additionally, he is co-principal investigator of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, one of the National Science Foundation’s two urban Long-Term Ecological Research projects.