David Baker Architects latest public housing project in Oakland, California shows that high-density living can be attractive and feature a variety of housing types, writes Allison Arieff.
Oct 31, 2011 The Atlantic Cities
In Vancouver, B.C., a newly approved plan to increase density along the Cambie corridor is sending housing prices skyrocketing and causing concern among residents about the character of their neighborhood.
Oct 28, 2011 CBC News
Elizabeth Farrelly suggests that happiness is only a possible side benefit to the true goal of cities, which is "...getting stuff done and, more importantly, generating the ideas that get stuff done."
Oct 24, 2011 The Sydney Morning Herald
In this article and accompanying video, architecture critic Michael Kimmelman and Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden tour the Melrose section of the South Bronx. Along the way, affordability and density are apparent hallmarks of the undertaking.
Oct 5, 2011 The New York Times
In a recent post, Todd Litman criticized the Texas Transportation Institute's Urban Mobility Report. In this post, I'd like to do something a little different: assume that TTI's congestion estimates are more or less reliable, and try to learn something from them. So here are a few observations:
Oct 4, 2011 By
A new land use study based on the 2008 "comp plans" data reveals a significant shift toward mixed-use and transit-oriented developments (TODs) in the Twin Cities seven-county metro area.
Sep 8, 2011 Finance And Commerce
Economist Ryan Avent writes that the statistics show that people who live in denser cities have better jobs and are more productive.
Sep 5, 2011 The New York Times
Are skyscrapers the way to achieve great density, or a form of retro-urbanism that should be retired? With a debate simmering in the planning world over the energy efficiency and urban necessity of tall towers, Planetizen's staff decided to determine the answer once and for all. Exclusive
Sep 1, 2011 By
Scientific American presents evidence that "high density living" is hardwired in humankind, and as populations grow, density increases.
Aug 18, 2011 Scientific American
Alex Steffen presents the idea that by focusing development into "hyperdense" communities you create a host of benefits that reduce climate change by reducing trips.
Aug 9, 2011 TED