Many people believe density is inversely related to liveability, with associated problems such as overcrowding, high crime rates, high cost of living, pollution, etc. In their Global Liveability Survey 2012, the Economist Intelligence Unit found that most top-ranked cities have a relatively low density. Singapore, with a high density of 7,155 people per sq km, is also well-placed in many of the world’s liveability rankings – one of the outliers that have combined a highly dense environment with high measures for liveability. This represents an intriguing possibility that high-density living does not have to compromise on quality of life. How is this achieved?
To answer this question, the Urban Land Institute and the Centre for Liveable Cities initiated a collaborative research project to find examples of how liveability and sustainability are correlated to a city’s high dense environment, based on Singapore’s experience. The findings are distilled into a publication detailing 10 principles that may be useful to cities that are increasing in density, yet would like to achieve a high quality of life for its people.
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