Southeast Michigan has been slow to embrace policies that grow urban density. The Atlantic Cities' Richard Florida lays out his case for why cities should be embracing the idea rfather than regarding it with suspicion.
"It's clear that density plays an important role in economic growth. Density brings people and firms closer together which makes it easier to share and exchange information, invent new technologies, and launch new firms.
But the question remains: How exactly — in what ways and through which channels — does density make our cities more productive?"