Dr. Christopher Boyko published an article today (29 July, 2014) in The Guardian’s Housing Network pages about understanding density in cities. The article is based on empirical research undertaken with Prof. Rachel Cooper when they were working on the EPSRC-funded Urban Futures project. During the 4-year project, Dr.Boyko and Prof. Cooper investigated the decision-making process around density and design via case studies in two UK cities as well as an extensive survey of built environment professionals. They discovered who makes density and design decisions, how they make them and when those decisions get made.
The Guardian article may be found via this link: gu.com/p/4v9af/tw