It's urban quality not urban density that makes citizens feel less crowded @globalsiteplans http…

It's urban quality not urban density that makes citizens feel less crowded @globalsiteplans http…

In our era, the obligation of increasing the density of urban fabrics consistently comes into play in development projects. This question became unavoidable as land use increased. And so, today the majority of urban operations are concerned with areas already built upon. Density is also an important economic issue: in opposition to urban sprawl it can lead to saving important resources, especially electricity, sanitation, water, and roadways. Citizens often consider urban density to be bad. However, an investigation by the Atelier Parisien d’Urbanisme (APUR or the Paris Urban Planning Agency) shows that neighborhoods often perceived as “dense” are often less so than downtown neighborhoods whose quality of life is much lauded. The perception of density therefore varies markedly according to the urban fabric inhabited. It is not so much human density (inhabitants per km2 ), ...

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