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The costs and benefits of density in cities
compact cities | Dense cities | densification | Infrastructure - Transport | International | Public Realm | UK | urban form

There's plenty of talk about the benefits of compact cities, but where's the evidence?

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  • Would a greater say for planners in the design of buildings lead to higher well-being standards – or just add another layer of complexity? Matt Moody considers the intersection of planning, design and well-being.

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  • Vishaan Chakrabarti tells Francesca Perry how successful urban renewal starts with a principle of equality and a close reading of the city as it is

    Vishaan Chakrabarti
  • Glasgow once owed its prosperity to the River Clyde and the industries it spawned and supported. Simon Wicks wonders where the river fits now into a city – and region – that is trying to reinvent itself for the 21st century

    River Clyde waterfront