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.