A study of density in Melbourne draws on lessons from Vancouver.

Vancouver’s system of building highrise condos is better for residents than similar “hyper-dense” cities like Hong Kong, New York and Tokyo, according to a new study from Melbourne, Australia.

Similar to Vancouver, Melbourne is experiencing a skyscraper building boom fuelled by “overseas investment” according to the study by Melbourne city planner Leanne Hodyl.

But because of lax regulations, Melbourne is permitting condos at four times the maximum densities allowed in Vancouver and the other towering cities, Hodyl found. 

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