There are lessons to be learned from history about making our cities more sustainable.
Were the Mayans among the first to build sustainable cities?
Cities are growing at an unprecedented rate, and considering the high effect they have on the environment, urban planners are increasingly thinking about sustainability. While technology has made green cities possible, there are many lessons to be learned from throughout history about what makes cities succeed or fail. The rise and fall of the Mayan empire is a particularly interesting case study.