Editorial: Densification must include livability

Editorial: Densification must include livability.

Quote from the Vancouver Sun in part:

“Developers too must become more sensitive to densification’s downsides when designing their towers, Every person’s home becomes something of a sanctuary in a big, bustling city such as Vancouver.

Accordingly, developers should create as much green space as possible around residential accommodation. They would do well to ensure windows from the units in any given building do not look directly into the windows of an adjacent complex. Private balconies — ones that are not shared spaces with a simple divider between them — become important, as does soundproofing, and measures that can enhance the professionalism of and ground rules for condominium strata councils.

In the end, livability is every bit as important a development principle as sustainability because it is essential that Vancouver residents buy into densification for it to be viable.”

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