“Density” Best Match
What is the Healthiest Density for a City?
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...a NextCity article on the new research: “The study, from Oxford University and the University of Honk Kong, looked at the impact of density on more than 400,000 residents in...
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...Across Canada, a renewed interest in urbanity is leading to density increases unheard of in more than a generation. As Corporate Knights writes, not all density is equal however....
What We Talk About When We Talk About Density
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...You’ve probably heard it more than once, “That new development has too much density” or “Vancouver has the second highest density in North America”, but what do people mean...
Hidden Density: The Growing Case for ADUs
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...a consensus to amend their policies and are now considering putting them to a city-wide vote in the upcoming municipal election. What is preventing more cities from embracing hidden density?...
Low-Rise // High-Density
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...social housing. Balancing quality of life, good design and cost has remained a stubborn challenge, however.Numerous designs have been tested, with varying success. Recently, a low-rise, high-density approach has regained...
Family-Friendly Living in the City
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...benefits of higher density, without the ‘urban grit and edginess’ of cities that does not appeal to everyone, families in particular. Vancouver in particular is a city that has taken...
The Case for ‘Dispersed’ TODs
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...on its own. Since this did not happen in many cases, phase two focused on planning ‘ideal’ TODs that would be perfect in terms of design, density and use. However,...
Urban Educations: K-12 in the Downtown Core
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...density projects. This could take many forms, either on under-utilized land (like that above a parkade), or integrated into a high-rise tower as a vertical school, like Toronto has recently...
A Home for Tomorrow? The Rise of YIMBY
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...having an impact. Discussion around urban development has been reframed, awareness about missing middle density is increasing and (to the initial surprise of many) residents concerned about their future in...
The Future of Shared Housing
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...housing has evolved. An accessory dwelling unit is an additional, self-contained unit added to an existing property, often above what the zoned density would otherwise allow. While in this case...