Friday, November 4, 2011

Designing for Density

Just saw an interesting article from The Atlantic: Cities on creating urban density that breaks the stereotypical negative views most Americans have toward density. Architect David Baker talks about the concept of "people per square mile", a measurement that runs consistent with the carbon footprint an individual is likely to have. What's particularly amusing to see in the images throughout the article however is the inclusion of a new neighborhood in Oakland that is strikingly similar to the new Loussac Place development going up between Midtown and Downtown Anchorage. Check it out for yourself.

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