5c. How does density relate to urban sustainability?

By strategically increasing residential density, urban areas not only go a long way toward meeting their sustainability objectives, but also ensure they are competitive, resilient and great places to live.

When used properly, density is an important part of what makes cities environmentally, economically and socio-culturally sustainable. This includes more efficient delivery of public services and infrastructure, lower environmental impact, and safer, more dynamic urban districts. It also provides for more socio-cultural diversity.