Changing Tune on Density

Back in 1971, Alvin Duskin mounted an all-out campaign to limit buildings in San Francisco to 72 feet. Today, he is one of many Bay Area activists reconsidering density.
July 15, 2009, 1pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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"We really didn't understand the consequences of mindless suburban sprawl," he says now. "The environmental and psychological damage of spreading out like that is so severe ... the problem for planners is to raise the city's density without creating a destructive environment. We need cities for people, not cars."

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Published on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 in San Francisco Chronicle
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