06 Feb '13, 1pm

Of the world's largest cities, only Singapore and London hit the high density/high livability sweet spot

Of the world's largest cities, only Singapore and London hit the high density/high livability sweet spot

Density is an issue that's generated heated debate among urbanists — much of it covered here on Cities . On the one hand, a growing number of economists extol the benefits of greater high-rise construction as a panacea for everything from innovation and job creation to affordable housing. Writing in the pages of The Atlantic in 2011 , Harvard's Edward Glaeser points out that "tall buildings enable the human interactions that are at the heart of economic innovation, and of progress itself." On the other hand, urbanists like Natural Resources Defense Council 's Kaid Benfield (also a frequent Cities contributor) as well as the Urban Land Institute 's Edward McMahon counter that density can be better achieved "without high-rises." As McMahon noted last year, "one block of an older neighborhood might include a community theatre, a coffee shop, an art gallery, two restaurants, a...

Full article: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2013/02...

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