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Tag Archives: Density

February 23, 2017
February 21, 2017
Seattle Approves University District Upzone
Seattle Times

The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an upzone that will pave the way for the University District to become Seattle’s next high-rise neighborhood.

Density and the Missing Middle: Learning from Europe
Price Tags

There has been a lot of discussion about housing density and what higher density can look like without going to the high-rise tower form. On CBC Radio and in a lecture at Simon Fraser University local architect and adjunct professor Michael Geller speaks directly to the problem.

February 14, 2017
Future Cities Won’t Have Office Parks

The new urban development emerging in Seattle — dense, walkable and mixed — is the future of cities. And we need to see more investment in these ideas as more people move to urban environments.

February 12, 2017
February 9, 2017
Compact Development Does Not Reduce VMT
Reason Foundation

A recent article in the Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA) finds unlike earlier studies, compact development does not encourage people to drive less.

San Mateo’s Controversial High-Density Housing Approved
San Mateo Daily Journal

Considering the balance between the impacts associated with new developments against the regional need for more housing, the San Mateo City Council voted to pave the way for a new controversial high-density residential building on El Camino Real.

How Future Cities Should Be Designed
The Week

While big, densely populated cities like New York or Shanghai seem like energy-guzzlers, keeping millions of people in close quarters has advantages.

February 6, 2017
February 1, 2017
A New Approach on Housing: Forget Neighborhood Density
Voice of San Diego

The new, seemingly bipartisan consensus is to largely admit defeat in neighborhood-level density fights and instead, just pass citywide policies that make it easier to build within the existing density.

January 31, 2017
January 26, 2017
January 25, 2017
January 19, 2017
Density Impacts Cities More Than Retrofits

Densifying cities could cut emissions more than doing energy retrofits on buildings. That’s according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

January 17, 2017
Could D.C. Learn From Houston’s Housing?
Greater Greater Washington

Though DC has been adding lots of housing, new development is often in large, expensive blocks in limited neighborhoods. Houston’s approach to densification — replacing detached single family homes with townhouses — offers some important lessons for DC’s long-term growth.

January 16, 2017
Keeping Cities Dense Can Help Conserve Energy Use

Denser cities are more energy efficient, says a new study that suggests that keeping urban areas across the world tightly packed could improve energy use and sustainability in decades to come.

Density Coming to San Diego’s Urban Core
San Diego Union Tribune

New development blueprints for the neighborhoods surrounding Balboa Park call for dense housing and commercial projects along transportation corridors, but limited changes elsewhere to preserve community character.

January 11, 2017
Miami Affordable Housing Plan May Double Some Densities
Miami Today News

Miami’s latest housing proposal could double allowed density of residential projects under certain conditions, and focuses on where there is the greatest need: workforce housing and extremely low-income housing.

January 9, 2017
Denver Still Less Densely Populated Than In 1950s

Despite the very high numbers of people moving to Denver (and Colorado in general) in recent years, much of the city is apparently still less densely populated now than it was in 1950.

January 8, 2017
Buffalo’s New Zoning Code Promotes Density, But Is It for Everyone?
Next City

Buffalo, New York’s new citywide, form-based zoning code has every buzzword an urbanist could hope for: Signed into law by Mayor Byron Brown on Tuesday, the Green Code promotes walkability, density, mixed-use development and complete streets redesigns. But is it equitable?

January 4, 2017
January 3, 2017
Density Is Not a Bad Word
Greater Greater Washington

DC’s population recently reached its highest point in 40 years, which for some stokes fears that the city is undergoing a “Manhattanization” and makes them want to reject density. But housing density does a lot of great things for cities, and we don’t talk about those benefits enough.


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