It is estimated that by 2050, about 75% of the world’s population will be living in cities, on a quick rise from the meager 10% in 1910, and the current 50% that choose City live over a rural and suburban one. Most people enjoy the conveniences of living in a City more than elsewhere.
In this video from the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy, learn why living in a dense urban environment is not only more convenient, it is also better for the environment.
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. Watch the video the learn more about the benefits of dense urban development, and how to choose a future full of vibrant, sustainable cities. It’s smart to be dense!