Anatomy of Density Methodology Takes Hold in Japan
Director of Urban Expansion, Solly Angel, and Research Scholar Patrick Lamson-Hall’s work on the “Anatomy of Density” has begun to influence the thinking of other urban scholars. In a recent working paper from Waseda University, “Decomposition of Density into Their Components: Analysis for the Case of Japan,” the authors write:
Probably one of the most revolutionary investigations about density is Angel and Lamson-Hall (forth-coming) which presents a methodology that measures the “urban density” (total population over the area) and decomposes that factor into pieces that we are able to identify and analyse separately....
...This new analysis with this pioneering methodology will lead us to develop new tools for urban planning policymakers to look in detail and propose more sophisticated and efficient policies in favour of Japanese municipalities’ inhabitants.