Friday, January 22, 2010
For whatever reason, the topic of regulating density seems to be one of the most understood areas of land use law. Too often, the simplistic notion that more density is generally bad is employed in a knee-jerk way. In fact, just the opposite can be true.
Increased density can actually be more sustainable if the density is built in an organized manner. For instance, some sustainable strategies such as transit-oriented development are rarely possible at low densities.
That's why this website from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is especially helpful.
Based on the great book, Visualizing Density, the website provides a variety of tools that demonstrate how density is not as simple as more/less and bad/good.
I especially recommend taking the density "quiz".
--Chad Emerson, Faulkner U.
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