Hong Kong is touted as one of the most efficient cities in the world given it’s high population, high income, high standard of living, and relatively low levels of per capita consumption of basic resources. There’s no question that the government of Hong Kong is wealthy beyond the dreams of most municipalities since tax revenue is high compared to the relatively modest costs associated with compact infrastructure and business-like city services. Some also say this form of urbanism is the most sustainable way to live. I have some doubts about that and I’ll explore the downside of super dense cities in future blogs. In the meantime here’s a video I filmed a while ago that demonstrates the clever ways in which a tiny apartment can be made beautiful and functional – and how you don’t need a huge apartment since the city right outside your door provides for most of your daily needs. My friend Kirsten originally edited it and posted it on her website Faircompanies.com.