Density is an imperfect and unreliable measurement of intensity, says architect and city planner Walter Hosack, and must be replaced with a yardstick that can more accurately measure cause and predict effect.
Oct 1, 2010 Cities and Design
In classic hill towns, people showed innovation and dynamic placemaking--lessons learned for urbanism in the new century, says Chuck Wolfe.
Sep 27, 2010 myurbanist
This commentary from church architect Randy Bright argues that New Urbanists unfairly attack church sprawl, and that the cost of developing denser communities is the freedom of the people.
Sep 17, 2010 The Tulsa Beacon
Studies comparing tax revenues from a per-acre perspective show significant gains for municipalities with dense, mixed-use development.
Sep 15, 2010 New Urban Network
Richard Florida says that the economic benefits of 'agglomeration' are seldom given the attention they deserve. A new study by Florida and the Martin Prosperity Institute aims to do just that.
Sep 8, 2010 The Atlantic
Looking at Census data for urbanized areas and auto ownership, Randal O'Toole argues that denser areas have high rates of auto ownership per square mile, a correlation that is likely to increase congestion.
Aug 21, 2010 The Antiplanner
Writing in <em>Foreign Policy</em>, Joel Kotkin argues that increasing urbanization and density are not inevitable realities.
Aug 18, 2010 Foreign Policy
Looking back at research from 1977, The Overhead Wire decides that maybe there is an overemphasis on residential density increasing transit ridership, when the greatest impact comes from location.
Aug 16, 2010 The Overhead Wire
Investments in rail systems in cities across America are pulling crucial funding away from better-used bus systems, according to this column from Joel Kotkin. He blames the "density lobby".
Aug 12, 2010 Forbes
The idea was for the homes to be 'mortgage helpers' or cheaper way to house elderly parents. Since the citywide policy was passed last year, 89 laneways have been approved and some are already generating complaints.
Jun 24, 2010 The Globe and Mail