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In defence of density

On Jul 7, 2020
@LSECities shared
Is #density to blame for the #COVID19 pandemic? This blog from @The_IGC contends that it is the type of density that matters and how it is managed -- and reminds us of the economic and environmental benefits of compact cities. Read more: https://t.co/3JIRQ3t3NQ https://t.co/YcgEgDfqqT
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At their core, cities are absences of space between people. You can call it density, closeness, or proximity; it is the opposite of distance. The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has brought this core feature of cities under question. ...

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On Jul 7, 2020
@LSECities shared
Is #density to blame for the #COVID19 pandemic? This blog from @The_IGC contends that it is the type of density that matters and how it is managed -- and reminds us of the economic and environmental benefits of compact cities. Read more: https://t.co/3JIRQ3t3NQ https://t.co/YcgEgDfqqT
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In defence of density

In defence of density

At their core, cities are absences of space between people. You can call it density, closeness, or proximity; it is the opposite of distance. The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has brought this ...

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Modern cities become less dense as they grow

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Surprising study: Urban density doesn’t cause more COVID-19 infections, even promotes lower death rates

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Are Australian cities sprawling with low-density car-dependent suburbs?

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