The Little Book of Density

Based on 4 years of research for the EPSRC-funded Urban Futures project, Rachel Cooper and Christopher Boyko (with Roger Whitham) have written a short book about density for practitioners. The book aims to support decision-makers in urban environment who deal with, and consider, spatial density in their everyday practice as well as policymakers interested in thinking more broadly about density and its impacts.

The Little Book of Density

The book is divided into four sections:

  • Study one: The dimensions of density
  • Study two: How people think about density
  • Study three: Density and decision-making
  • Study four: Future-proofing 'sustainability solutions' relating to density

A final conclusions section points out what decision-makers can do to help better design, plan and manage urban environments.

Publication Date

18th of April 2012


CooperCooper Rachel Cooper Design Management, Design Policy, Design Thinking, Urban Design, Urban Sustainability, Socially Responsible Design, Design Against Crime, Design & Manufacture
BoykoBoyko Christopher Boyko Urban Design and Behaviour, Internet of Things, Protest/Resistance, Town Planning, Urban Sustainability, Wellbeing

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