- One would *think* that building more housing units per
lot would increase the density of a neighborhood. But
a study about Chicago trends that I read last year
(apologies for not being able to dig up a proper
reference), showed that actually in neighborhoods
where the number of units was going up wildly, the
actual population was going down. Seems odd right?
Well apparently not. The gist of the study was that
families were moving out of their apartments and
homes, and the housing stock was being replaced by
more expensive "luxury" units that appeal primarily to
mostly childless urban professional couples (and yes,
I this is me, so no one gets to gets to act like I'm
Anyhow food for thought - lets not forget the economic
dimension of this whole thing.
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