From The Oregonian:
Supposedly, urban-growth boundaries save energy and reduce driving. But midrise and high-rise housing actually use more energy per square foot than single-family homes (and cost more to build, too). Meanwhile, University of California, Irvine, economist David Brownstone has shown that the effects of density on driving are "too small to be useful" in saving energy or reducing pollution.

For the full story, please visit http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/03/want_to_make_housing_affordabl.html.

 

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