Urban density is fundamental principle of sustainable development. Density supports economic and creative vibrancy, social integration, and a healthy, environmental sustainable development model. As the world’s population continues to urbanize, our cities have two options for growth: densify or sprawl. The private-car dependent sprawl model of the 20th century must change, and move away from a reliance on private cars, to accommodate a more populous, and more prosperous world.
In this charming video featuring a mix of animation, stats and video, the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) & Streetfilms have teamed up to bring you the most important reasons for building dense. By 2050 about 75% of all the world's population will be urban so it is vital for the health of the planet we choose correctly, and do it now.
Check out our other great team productions with ITDP including...
"Parking: Searching for the Good Life in the City": vimeo.com/100258778
"Riding the Bike Share Boom": vimeo.com/80460045