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View Poll Results: should our cities be denser like Manila, Karachi and Mumbai?
Yes, this would be better than our sprawling us cities 25 37.31%
No, I don't want to live like a sardine 40 59.70%
I am not sure 2 2.99%
Voters: 67. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-22-2015, 12:26 PM
Location: Minnesota
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Originally Posted by jd433 View Post
Would it be good for our cities to be denser like Manila or Karachi or Mumbai? Should we have 100k people per square mile density? Should everyone live in high rise flats and take the train everywhere or walk? Should every street in the city be crowded with people walking in walkable areas?
I like a good, urban dense environment, but not too dense.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:36 PM
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One possibility (once discussed by Jane Jacobs) is low rise buildings clustered close together. The population density would not be so high compared to dense cities with many high rises.

I once lived in a compact/low rise neighborhood in San Francisco, and it can be nice.
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