I just read J. Daniel Malouff post about how people can still live in higher density but aren’t getting the benefits of urban living at his blog Beyond DC . I know this type of community is not just limited to Washington DC or the USA it’s happening all across the world where communities are living in higher density but are lacking the transport and services needed to make urban living actually livable. As Malouff states
….suburban apartments are simply preposterous. If you’re going to be building at that density anyway, then for goodness sake use an urban layout.
Read more at Beyond DC – ‘Urban’ doesn’t have to mean more dense