I came across this interesting article on ggwash.org showing the different land uses and comparing structure density and how it can vary so much. Stating “when we talk about dense housing, many think of New York City skyscrapers or Soviet blocks.

But as images of different neighborhoods in DC show, not all density looks the same.”

Author of the article, John Ricco, pulled birds eye images from Google Earth to show comparisons of the different layouts and density of people per square mile and how vastly different that can look.

I found it fascinating to see how much can be put in one area and how we, as a population, adapt to certain surroundings based on the area we live in.

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