Book excerpt (McKibben 2010) argues that the earth can no longer support the current economic growth model. Suggests the need for more durable localized economies with lower impacts.
Article (Pearce 2009) argues convincingly that overconsumption is a much greater contributor to environmental pressures than overpopulation. Focus of a low-impact community must be consumption.
Article (Abbott, Nature) suggesting that the stresses of modern city life may contribute to mental health disorders.