Urban Land: Overcoming the Resistance to More Density

Launching ULI Europe’s report on density, ULI senior fellow Greg Clark drew attention to the “long memory” for failed density projects across the globe. But “political resistance” to this mode of urban planning, which he said is based on a fear of concrete jungles and slums, is now undermining cities’ attempts to support population growth with new housing, schools, amenities, and parks….
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Density: Drivers, Dividends and Debates

LONDON (23 June 2015) — Embracing “good” density should be a priority for cities, according to Density: Drivers, Dividends and Debates, a new report published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The report makes the case for investing in density and offers an agenda for advocacy, demonstration, and public education on density issues. This report is the first piece of work in ULI’s new density initiative, which seeks to increase knowledge of density in the real estate industry and beyond; address the potential social, economic, and environmental benefits of investing in density; and devise strategies to make density a priority for the public sector….
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