Urban Density

"The link between urban density and aspects of sustainability remains a contested area of planning theory. Many experts on sustainable urbanism, including prominent urban designer Jan Gehl, argue that low-density, dispersed cities are unsustainable as they are automobile dependent. Others, like Randy O'Toole author of Gridlock and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, counter that raising densities results in more expensive real estate, greater road congestion and more air pollution."

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