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Density is just a number. What counts is quality of place | Opinion | Building Design
Registration (free) needed: It’s increasingly clear that the GLA is pinning its hopes on higher density as the way to deliver the 65,000 homes a year the new draft London Plan shows we need. This is 50% more than the 42,000 target of 2014, and three times the 20,000-ish that has actually been delivered over recent years.

There are undoubtedly some worrying aspects to this and I read Duncan Bowie’s recent article, The new London Plan has got it wrong on density, with interest. He’s right to say that densification will put pressure on housing standards, and that family housing tends to get squeezed as density rises, but I don’t share his view that retaining the density matrix is the solution to these problems.

The matrix may have been a useful concept but has always been too blunt an instrument: the dwelling bands are too broad and it all hinges on the availability of public transport. Important though that is, it matters just as much that local schools, health centres, hospitals are not just present in the area but also have capacity to cater for additional residents. London is too “mixed up” for banding to work. Part of its unique charm is that you don’t know what to expect when you round the next street corner – and part of the designer’s role is to respond to the specific opportunities of each site. Bands of 55-225 dwellings/hectare and 200-700 habitable rooms/hectare don’t help anyone.
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Amsterdam vs Copenhagen (part 3) – Nicer cities, liveable places
Part 3 – Who wins? Which approach is better?

I set this series up as a comparison of infrastructure in the Netherlands and Denmark, and a comparison of both to the UK. Predictably readers in many other places have pointed out that my descriptions of the UK match what’s found in their country (at least to some extent). This then helpfully becomes a series about what the rest of the world can learn from the Netherlands and Denmark with the UK examples used to represent ‘everywhere else’.
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