“How to Make Cities Green,” in the Minnesota Daily, quotes Director of Urban Expansion, Solly Angel, throughout on the benefits and tradeoffs of density:
Angel said it’s usually worth it to build more densely. But, he warned there is a trade-off between lowering carbon emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change.
“Density is mostly about mitigating climate change. Green space is mostly about adapting and dealing with climate change. So what you need is to preserve enough area in greenery to absorb precipitation, for example,” he said.