[21-03-2019] Re-scape: Urban Density
CLUE+ cordially invites you to the Re-scape Colloquium on urban density.
03/21/2019 | 1:30 PM
'There’s much debate about how to measure density – dwellings per hectare, bedrooms per hectare or people per hectare; including or excluding major highways, parks and open spaces; the permanent population only or the transient one too? While this gives urban planners something to disagree about, it risks missing the point: great urban places are not created by density; they’re created by intensity. The difference matters. When people describe the buzz of a market they don’t say, ‘Wow – it was so dense’. They’re much more likely to say how intense it was. Density is a word used by planners. Intensity is a word that real people use, and perhaps because it describes the outcomes that people experience rather than the inputs that have gone into creating them. It’s the outcomes that are ultimately more important.' (Tim Stoner in the Architectural Review May 2018)
Tim Stonor is the Managing Director of strategic consultancy, Space Syntax Limited and a Visiting Professor at the Bartlett, University College London. His work takes a science-based, human-focused approach to planning and design. It bridges between fundamental academic research and major project applications worldwide. The aim in doing so is to improve the quality of architectural and urban practice through the development and dissemination of science-based tools.