Hadani Ditmars covers a shift to lower rise developments in Vancouver for the Globe and Mail.
Densifying cities can help meet sustainability and affordability goals and lower-rise buildings offer many advantages over tall towers. Ditmars summarizes new projects in Vancouver and interviews several developers and architects.
Said one architect:
If the city can allow setbacks and more mass on small lots, this would be a huge contribution to housing supply and affordability. They need to focus more on small developments like this rather than big projects.
(via Andrew Jones)