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Sustainability 2014, 6(9), 6467-6487; doi:10.3390/su6096467

Density, the Sustainability Multiplier: Some Myths and Truths with Application to Perth, Australia

Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute, Building 209, Level 1, Curtin University Campus, Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102, Australia
Received: 9 May 2014 / Revised: 11 September 2014 / Accepted: 11 September 2014 / Published: 25 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Density and Sustainability)
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The paper suggests that the divisive urban issue of density has critical importance for sustainability. It is particularly important to resolve for the low density car dependent cities of the world as they are highly resource consumptive. Ten myths about density and 10 truths about density are proposed to help resolve the planning issues so commonly found to divide urban communities. They are applied with data to Perth to illustrate the issues and how they can be resolved. View Full-Text
Keywords: city; density; multiplier; myths; sustainable; truths; urban city; density; multiplier; myths; sustainable; truths; urban
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Newman, P. Density, the Sustainability Multiplier: Some Myths and Truths with Application to Perth, Australia. Sustainability 2014, 6, 6467-6487.

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