Saturday, July 28, 2007

Eco-density: Urban form and sustainability

Increasing urban density is considered as one of several potential solutions to urban sprawl, and an alternative that would lead to a more sustainable urban form. The phrase Eco-Density has been mentioned several times (some people argue that the term has even been trademarked, but I am not too sure about this). Among the proposed strategies towards 'Eco-Density', we can find increasing density around transit routes, reduce single-unit dwellings, to name a couple.

The Vancouver Eco-Density Planning Initiative seems like an interesting idea, and I'd like to learn more about it in the near future.

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1 comment:

Sara Koopman said...

sadly Van's eco-density seems to be mainly for the white and wealthy - poor brown folks are expected to go to the sprawling suburbs and shlep for hours on the bus to get to work. weird switch of the way the inner city/suburbs thing used to work.