Density is a loaded term that brings with it many negative connotations. But it can help solve "our city's toughest challenges." Brent Toderian discusses lessons from Vancouver on how to turn "the third rail of municipal politics" into an asset.
Feb 26, 2013 HuffPost British Columbia
Vancouver's remarkable experiment in livable density is the envy of, and model for, cities across the world. So, after a decade of skyline expansion across Canada, why has densification 'lost steam' in the country? Doug Saunders investigates.
Feb 25, 2013 The Globe and Mail
By comparing the city's density, scale, and distribution of employment nodes to other major cities, Kristin Eberhard makes the case for why and how transit can work in big, dense, polycentric Los Angeles.
Jan 27, 2013 NRDC Switchboard
A few weeks ago, I read a startling claim in an email discussion group. Someone wrote that at densities above 20 households per acre (roughly that of a streetcar suburb),* increased density had little effect on driving. If this was the case, the environmental argument for allowing higher densit Opinion
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Developers in Seattle have been building ultra-compact apartments to provide alternatives to high housing prices. But these "aPodments," which take advantage of loopholes in codes, could bring negative consequences with the large increase in density.
Dec 18, 2012 Grist
Award-winning research conducted by University of Southern California graduate Samuel Krueger shows that Los Angeles really does have a gooey chocolate - whoops...dense, urban center.
Dec 3, 2012 LA Weekly
Using new analysis of recent US Census data, Richard Florida demonstrates that “[c]ities and regions where density is more concentrated near their urban cores — appear to gain the biggest economic advantage.” That, and a tad more happiness.
Nov 30, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Increasing mileage standards will do little to measurably reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In order to seriously tackle climate change we need to ditch the cars, and the development patterns they encourage, and move to walkable places.
Nov 6, 2012 Salon
In a prescient article for the events of this week, John Seo looks at how the global march towards increased density (in technology, land use, and financial markets) has consequences, both beneficial and catastrophic.
Oct 30, 2012 Foreign Policy
Planner and urbanist Brent Toderian explains why Halloween is his favorite holiday.
Oct 28, 2012 Huffington Post British Columbia