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Biblio (31) a dwelling per acre is 2,5 dwellings per hectare

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Sure, the title is a mere mathematical calculation, but it is relevant when you introduce three references with different measurement units. Three visions on the same problem, that of urban density, on two diferent spaces: France and the United States.

The first French study takes into acount 25 sites west of Paris as samples to introduce density conditions, from the individual house to the dense housing projects.It focuses on the built density, not the housing units density, but it provides an interesting view.

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The second french study introduces a more developed measurement of different parameters, including the density in dwellings per hectareBiblio 31-b

The french study being more technical, the “visualizing density” project of the Lincoln Institute is a book by Julie Campoli and Alex S. MacLean with a more didactic vocation, which also has a serious background and rigurous development. In this case, you cannot download the full book, but the microsite has a lot of content and you cand download the first chapter if you register (free)