ULI Nashville Civic Leadership Forum: 5 Environmental Effects

Higher-Density Development: Myth and Fact examines widespread misconceptions related to higher-density development and seeks to dispel them with relevant facts and information.

The United States is losing a staggering 2 million acres of land a year to haphazard, sprawling development.

MYTH: Higher-density development is environmentally more destructive than lower-density development.

FACTS: Low-density development destroys natural areas by paving and urbanizing greater swaths of land.

• High-density development offers the best solution to managing growth and protecting clean air and water.