ULI Nashville Civic Leadership Forum: 1 Public Services & Infrastructure
Higher-Density Development: Myth and Fact examines widespread misconceptions related to higher-density development and seeks to dispel them with relevant facts and information.
Reducing the distance between homes, shops, and offices also reduces the cost of public infrastructure.
MYTH: Higher-density development overburdens public schools and other public services and requires more infrastructure support systems.
FACTS: Fewer families with children live in high density housing, creating less demand on schools and other public services than low-density housing.
• The compact nature of higher-density development requires less extensive infrastructure to support it.