Open Access Opinion

Compact Urban Constructions and Disease Outbreaks

Abbas Ziafati Bafarasat*

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Yazd University, Iran

Corresponding Author

Received Date: March 02, 2020;  Published Date: March 12, 2020


In 2017, I wrote a paper questioning the unproblematic promotion of compact urban constructions in developing countries not only on social grounds but also in terms of its linchpin of car travel reduction: “If a 5% reduction is assumed in car travel distance in the sample districts in the context of density, and, under the optimistic scenario, that the time-distance ratio is 1 in high density areas, this finding feeds into the conclusion that high density might have had no positive effect on, or even increased to a limited degree, the overall time of car travel” [1].

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