The Compact City Revisited
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Volume 36 – Number 1
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Advocates of the compact city highlight the beneﬁts of its relatively high density and mixed land use: an urban form which encourages walking and cycling, provides social and cultural vitality, with facilities in easy reach of residents and supports local businesses, as there is a larger population to serve. But is the compact city a relevant concept in the predominantly urban twenty-ﬁrst century? This is an underlying question which contributors to this issue address from a number of diﬀerent perspectives.
Revisiting the Compact City
High Urban Densities in Developing Countries: A Sustainable Solution?
Is there Room for Privacy in the Compact City?
Morag Lindsay, Katie Williams and Carol Dair
Mixed Use Trade-oﬀs: How to Live and Work in a ‘Compact City’ Neighbourhood
Designing a Liveable Compact City: Physical Forms of City and Social life in Urban Neighbourhoods
Beyond Greenﬁeld and Brownﬁeld: The Challenge of Regenerating Australia’s Greyﬁ eld Suburbs
Peter W. Newton
Adapting to Climate Change in the Compact City: The Suburban Challenge
Katie Williams, Jennifer L.R. Joynt and Diane Hopkins
The Future of the Compact City
Nicola Dempsey and Mike Jenks