It’s just as important as efficiency.
In Mexico we occupy streets in a very particular manner—it may seem chaotic, but it is actually very complex and organized.Frida Escobedo, Architectural Digest
It’s just as important as efficiency.
Compare Seattle to Paris for some perspective.
In six years, only 329 units were built because of the density bonus program.
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.
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.
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.
First, council allowed skinny houses. Now, Edmonton planners are approving skinny apartment buildings on former single-family lots.
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.
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.
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.
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?
How Vancouver learned to love density – and which battles still lie ahead.
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.
All actions have unintended consequences, and reason cannot solve all the problems of the world. But the current fashion to construct mass-transit infrastructure in places, such as Phoenix, where none had existed before is like this in a certain sense.
Will self-driving cars achieve the urbanist dream of infill construction, parking lots and garages transformed into parks and affordable housing, and universal first/last mile transit? Yes. Will self-driving cars create greater sprawl? Yes.
In light of several high-profile development projects in the Elmwood Village, the local satellite of the Urban Land Institute hosted a presentation on Wednesday night about how densification and transit-oriented development foster sustainable community growth.
City planners say research has hit on some surprising findings as task forces reexamine several big city plans.
When people complain about development that adds more homes and people, or push absurd ideas about closing the Front Range to newcomers, here’s something to keep in mind: A lot of Denver’s neighborhoods were denser in 1950 than in 2010.
Planners this week unveiled major parts of a new vision for University City, a mostly suburban swath of Charlotte that’s set to get a major influx of density with the new light rail line opening in 2017.
Many places that get categorized as “suburbs” are actually pretty urban. They may not be located in a central city, but they are compact, walkable places. But the inverse is also true.
Apartments are slated to go up at the site of a grocery store near American University. Some residents only want a grocery store to return there, but apartments are coming to the site no matter what. It’s the grocery store that the opposition could kill.
It’s well known that urban land has been getting more expensive, but how would denser development change the picture?
Many housing experts say yes. Here are at least four ways.
There’s a dispute about whether the movement toward city living is real. But this either/or battle is a distraction.
Australian cities are getting hotter. The many reasons for this include densification policies, climate change, and social trends such as bigger houses and apartment living, which leave less space for gardens and trees. But some areas are more exposed to heat than others.
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