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Increasing Urban Density Increases Economic Output and Reduces Energy Use

Increasing Urban Density Increases Economic Output and Reduces Energy Use

Want to reduce the energy used by buildings? Make cities denser. Vox, January 26, 2017 For many years, urbanists have been singing the praises of urban density. Done well, density can increase economic output, increase per capita productivity, increase disposable income (by reducing heating, cooling, and transportation costs), and improve physical and mental health. Compact,

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