Trends

In the light of increased population, fuel costs, and dwindling natural areas, density will be an important topic for planners everywhere to study. The following websites and resources provide information that can help drive discussions of current trends related to density.

  • Global Population

    Global Population

    As the global population increases, we will have to make important choices about how we use our land and resources.
  • Urban Immigration

    Urban Migration

    As countries develop, there is a rural to urban migratory trend. People find employment and important services in urban areas that are not available in rural areas. Determining how best to accommodate the urban migrants plays an important role in the quality of life of a neighborhood.

    Making Room for a Planet of Cities
  • Fuel Costs

    Fuel Costs

    With increased demand on finite energy resources, costs will continue to rise. Cities can develop systems to use energy efficiently, especially in dense areas.