Yes, it does - that's exactly what it means. Otherwise NZ's level of urbanization wouldn't be a factor relevant to comparison between the countries' respective energy sectors - there'd be no "coupling." And then there is, of course, the other various direct comparisons of urbanization you have offered up ("suburban boom," etc.). Ah, I see that on edit you've reproduced the material I directly quoted, which is explicitly about energy consumption comparisons. Why you seem to think that you are doing something other than shooting yourself in the foot there, is something of a curiosity. Meanwhile: do you have any actual point in this whole hissy-fit? It's looking like some combination of pathology or cheap tactic.