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Destigmatising density

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23 November 2023

Episode 632

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Urban density is an inevitable issue for our cities. As more and more people move into urban areas, we need to know how to do density right and make it welcoming on a human scale. We report from the annual Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat conference, which this year has the theme of ‘Humanising High Density’, and we discuss the rerelease of a book from the 1920s extolling the virtues of a busy, bustling city.

23 November 2023

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Chapter 1

Humanising high density

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Jessica Bridger reports from the annual Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat conference.

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The case for density in ‘The Freedom of the City’

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Thomas J Campanella discusses his rerelease of Charles Downing Lay’s 1926 book ‘The Freedom of the City’ – and why it was ahead of its time in discussing the virtues of a dense urban environment.

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