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Old 04-13-2013, 03:20 PM
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What are your views for density levels in the World, including your ideal density preference for where you live, management+presentation of density, and how the entire world population should be evenly distributed in all areas of the world?

Are there any surprises for what you saw in the map that was higher density or lower density than you expected?

Some detailed World maps for density levels:http://www.china-mike.com/wp-content...-densities.gif


Highest density countries overall: Singapore, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Taiwan, South Korea, Netherlands. Belgium, India. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population_density

Lowest density countries overall: Mongolia, Namibia, Australia, Botswana, Iceland, Suriname, Libya, Mauritania. all countries of the world listed by lowest population density

Based on the maps, some of the highest density regions: London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Most of Eastern China: especially Zhejiang+Jiangsu provinces, Northern India just south of the Himalayas: Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Java island of Indonesia, Rhine-Ruhr region of Germany, coastal Northeast USA, Lagos Nigeria.

Some of the lowest density regions: Amazon forest, Far Western China: mostly in Tibet, Patagonia, Alaska, Sahara desert, Siberia, Northern Canada, Interior Australia, Borneo.

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Old 04-13-2013, 05:45 PM
Location: Toronto
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Personally, my ideal density exists in a few parts of New York City. I especially like the denser parts of the South Bronx that didn't get hit too hard with arson in the 70's. For example, Tremont, Mount Eden, Mount Hope. I also like neighbourhoods like the East Village and Alphabet City, which have a good mix of tenement apartments and low-rise brownstones. I also like the Hells Kitchen neighbourhood and Washington Heights. Parts of Brooklyn also have great urban landscapes and the kind of density I like in a city. Fort Green, Park Slope, Bushwick, Sunset Park, Crown Heights and the western part of Bed Stuy.

I guess for me it's not just about density, but a good mix of mid-rise apartments, low-rise rowhouses and semis, and a mix of residential streets and mixed-use commercial avenues with businesses at street level and apartments on the upper floors. It's also good to have a variety of public spaces like squares and parks. Lots of cities in the Americas and Europe match that description, so any of them are good for me. Of course, nice architecture is a must for me, preferably older architecture.

Some neighbourhoods in my home city of Toronto also have a great mix of tightly spaced Victorian and Edwardian houses lining residential streets crossed by commercial thoroughfares with the kind of mixed-use thoroughfares I talked about.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:07 AM
Location: Texas
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Major cities in Texas such as Houston and Dallas have ideal density.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:32 AM
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I prefer the density of the area I am in now.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:33 AM
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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I prefer in the middle. I'm in Chicago right now and it's about ideal for me for a city. I was just in Istanbul, which is one of the densest cities on earth (don't look at the overall numbers. Istanbul is a very large city area wise and it severely skews the real story of how dense it really is where people actually live in the city itself). I could live in that for sure, but I think it might get on my nerves after awhile.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:37 AM
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Wow, Germany has a population density of almost 600 people per square mile. Impressive for an entire country that large.

I live in Maryland - which is the 5th most densely populated U.S. state at 606 people per square mile. Where I live near Washington, D.C. is a lot denser than that. But as a state overall, I think that's a pretty good population density for what I like. Between 500 and 1000 people per square mile over a broad area (not city limits) is good.

But I need wealth in the equation as well.

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Old 04-15-2013, 07:47 AM
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If like me you like nature (and if you don't need to live in a city or surrounded by zillions of fellow homo sapiens sapiens) low densities (not higher than 200 per sq miles in an case ) are ideal. Unfortunately in years to come it's going to become a rare luxury.
Some predict that by the middle of the century we will be as much as 10 bn on little spaceship Earth. That thought alone sends down a chill down my spine...fortunately I won't be there anymore (unless I reach 100 years...)
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:17 PM
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i wish ireland was more densley populated , compared to neighbouring england , the place is empty
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:34 PM
Location: Norway
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Somewhere between 15-30 persons per square kilometer is nice. There's way too many people on this planet.
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:29 PM
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Originally Posted by irish_bob View Post
i wish ireland was more densley populated , compared to neighbouring england , the place is empty
It depends were you are. And england is for your information overpopulated
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