Archinect - News 2014-10-25T08:01:10-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/48720478/too-many-people-today-conflate-density-with-height Too many people today conflate density with height. Nam Henderson 2012-05-16T23:54:00-04:00 >2012-05-17T08:00:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/60/600291nofsi4i0ys.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The urban tech districts that are emerging today, from SoMa in San Francisco to New York&rsquo;s Silicon Alley and London&rsquo;s Silicon Roundabout, are housed in similarly walkable, low to mid-story neighborhoods.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Richard Florida looks at recent writing by Edward Glaeser, Edward McMahon and Jonah Lehrer regarding the desirability and effects of density. He concludes that there are limits to the usefulness of density as a frame of reference.</p>