Desirable Dense Neighbourhoods: An Environmental Psychological Approach for Understanding Community Resistance to Densification
Prof. Reena Tiwari
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Design and the Built Environment
This study investigates the underlying factors behind community resistance to increasing housing density in neighbourhoods. It aims to understand the dimensions of what a community would consider to be a ‘desired dense’ place or neighbourhood. This is conceived within the framework of a collaborative placemaking process built on a constructive dialogue between community and other stakeholders aimed at generating development proposals which might harmonise with the community’s perception of desirable living conditions.
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