How can we expect to reduce sprawl if we don’t allow real estate in key locations to coevolve with market demand? Mark Smith recently spoke at the University of San Diego about Planned Densification. In this clip from that talk (5:28), Smith explains asynchrony as an economic cause of sprawl, and as a barrier to coevolution. The Wedge Share this:TwitterFacebookEmail Read More
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Why Planned Densification?
In our experience, to more reliably accomplish it, we need to plan the overall process (-ation) for building urban density. To explain, we're posting a series called 'Why Planned Densification?'
TWO KEY ISSUES
First, because it is the real estate development process that produces density, we focus on real estate development feasibilities. These feasibilties require that the many component processes of real estate be aligned at the time of capital commitment.
Second, urban betterment programs and objectives add to the component processes (and tasks) of real estate development. Thus, to achieve Smart Growth, New Urbanism, green building, compact communities, we also focus on business process redesign--the 'how to' change from what is to what could be.
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