Higher Density Does Not Work

James Vesely presents examples of higher density development that don't work.
September 20, 2004, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Density remains one of those my-eyes-glaze-over words, but think about it as traffic, housing costs and commute times. If density keeps going up, something changes, and so far, there's been a direct relationship — and a bad one — to the way we live. The theory floating like gospel through planning offices and environmental groups is that higher densities reduce sprawl, save the greenery and prevent us from becoming Los Angeles. But that theory falls short of reality"

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Sunday, September 19, 2004 in The Seattle Times
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