Cities. Cities in a Steady State Economy Cities continue to serve as centers of culture and commerce in steady state economies.
But these re-designed cities have smaller populations working and living in more compact land areas. Buildings and transportation networks are much more efficient, requiring fewer energy resources, and nature and gardens are re-integrated into city landscapes. At the same time, local cooperative enterprises, businesses, and regional trade activities generate good prospects for employment. An urban sustainability, green building, and alternative transportation community. CLEAR Village. Transition Towns Australia.