Densification and Walkability - the solution to nearly everything...

Okay. Maybe a slight exaggeration in the heading - but the benefits of getting a few more people living in and around centres, high streets or 'urban corridors' as the Australians call them can be huge.

Consider this little extract from a seminal piece by Rob Adams - the genius responsible as much as anyone for turning Melbourne into the world's most 'liveable city' according to the Economist Intelligence Unit - in 'Transforming Australian Cities':

Benefits of Urban Corridors

Nuff said.

If you want more and don't fancy reading the tome, see the TED video of Rob Adams here).