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Benefits of Density


There are social, convenience, economic, and environmental benefits of living in places of higher density if they are designed to be mixed-use, walkable, and pedestrian scale. Higher density is essential for creating lively places with lots of amenities. It allows for beautiful public spaces, for lots of people walking, low car use, and makes life convenient and enjoyable by providing many amenities within close proximity of each other. Having a number of good corner stores, deli's, restaurants, cafes, and other personal services within walking distance of most homes delivers a higher quality of life to all residents of a town or city. Increased density greatly reduces driving, traffic congestion, and vast amounts of air pollution that come with it. Nationwide, there is a growing consumer preference for places of higher density providing desired urban amenities..........from New

Links to additional information about urban density:


David Baker short video about benefits of density

New Orleans population density map

Canadian density video

The Density Dividend: solutions for growing and shrinking cities


Video: Its smart to be dense

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