By John Fetterstrom, Bloomberg Businessweek contributor.
Bloomberg Businessweek has published an article, “Why Can’t We Find the Perfect Balance Between Building a City with a Great Deal of Development and a Lot of Growth?”
This article outlines how the world’s most innovative cities are struggling to find a balance between maintaining growth while preserving density.
The article is based on a survey conducted in 20 cities and focuses on three dimensions: growth, density and land use.
Cities are increasingly adopting a mix of growth and density.
In cities with growth, the number of people living in a city is often greater than the number living in the surrounding area.
This mix of population growth and land uses, along with the need to protect the environment, has helped some cities to expand and adapt to climate change.
But as a city’s population expands, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain high densities and densities are expected to decline in many of these cities.
This is due in part to a combination of factors, including a growing economy and the urban population’s desire for amenities, including walkable, bikeable and transit-friendly places.
These factors are increasingly causing cities to be forced to make some hard choices.
If you have an opinion on whether a particular city is building the right mix of development, density, and land usage, let us know in the comments.
Bloomberg will also publish a comprehensive report on the future of urban development in the United States.
In the meantime, the following cities have made the most progress towards reducing the city’s environmental impact: Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Miami, Florida, United States; San Francisco, California, United Kingdom; and New York City, New York, United State.
In addition to these, there are several other cities that have made great strides towards reducing their environmental impact, such as: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Madrid, Spain; and Athens, Greece.
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The story originally appeared on Bloomberg BusinessNews.