London Mayor Criticizes Sprawl

New construction is too low density compared to other cities.
June 25, 2003, 3pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"A report launched today by Mr Livingstone and Lord Rogers claimed that if homes in London continued to be built at current densities an area 20 times the size of Hyde Park would be required to accommodate the homes needed in the capital over the next 15 years...It demonstrated that in Britain new homes are built on an average at 25 homes per hectare - the size of two park-sized football pitches.By contrast typical densities are 300 homes per hectare in Paris, 500 homes per hectare in Barcelona and 1,700 in the Kowloon district in Hong Kong."

Thanks to Michael Kassner

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Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 in The Guardian Unlimited
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