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The Pressing Need for Density

The need to create successful, dense urban environments has never been greater: 54 percent of the world’s population – some 3.9 billion people – lives in urbanized areas, and the number of people living in cities around the world will increase by one billion by 2030.

Solving this challenge presented by an increasingly crowded planet requires effective management of rapid urbanization to create livable, prosperous cities. Density is an important tool in this respect, but comes in different forms than we have seen in the past. This presents two key questions: what is successful density? And how do we make it work?

To further explore these issues, ULI Europe is embarking on an initiative to explore density to learn from the past and extract best practices from existing examples. Learn more and access density-related resources here.

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