Friday, December 04, 2009

More People = More Local Good Stuff

The general bias against greater density of development exists even in urban hellholes, and even in neighborhoods of urban hellholes with a bit of obvious blight. The point is not that greater density is always better, but if you have a bunch of empty storefronts and generally lack key retail options, the way to improve on that is to increase local demand. The way to increase local demand is to have there be more people locally.