SEEKING THE MARKET

By Mark Smith   - Fundamental cause missing in sprawl literature - - Fixed assets in changing markets - - Chronic sprawl is in part market inefficiency - - Development processes and techniques contribute to sprawl -  – Solution is pre enabling densification - - Many factors said to cause sprawl might be considered demand generators - - Excessive sprawl is not responsive... Read More

PLANNED DENSIFICATION – SELECTED BENEFITS

By Errol Cowan, PhD Planned densification (PD) was conceived of by Mark Smith in the 1990s and outlined in the June 2009 issue of Urban Land. The concept is simple and makes intuitive sense. As communities grow, their need and demand for accommodating density increases as does market support for it. Integrative long-term public and private planning for intensified future density... Read More

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