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Is There a 'Perfect' Density for Cities?

Is There a 'Perfect' Density for Cities?

In a compelling opinion piece on the Guardian, Lloyd Alter argues that our current obsession with increasing the density of our cities - mostly by building ever-taller skyscrapers - might be severely misguided. Alter believes that, without tall buildings, cities can achieve a "Goldilocks Density" - just dense enough to support lively streets, but not so dense that they become inhabitable. You can read the full article here.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Is There a 'Perfect' Density for Cities?" 24 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/499018/is-there-a-perfect-density-for-cities> ISSN 0719-8884
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