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Density Atlas: Measuring Urban Density, opening reception

May 28, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: Free and open to the public.
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Density Atlas: Measuring Urban Density, opening reception

Join us for the opening reception of Density Atlas: Measuring Urban Density on Thursday, May 28 at 6:00 pm, where Professor Lee will offer a short introduction to the Density Atlas project and the development of the exhibit.

About the exhibition
As a lead-up to its release in the fall of 2015, this mini-exhibition illustrates the context of the density debate, the implications for planning and design, and the different measurements for urban density, and presents case studies from Boston and abroad. The online resource will showcase more than 100 examples of what density can look like, helping to inform decisions regarding our built environment.

Go to exhibition page.

Tunney Lee AIA—a professor in the department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture + Planning—along with students and alumni members, has developed the Density Atlas, an online resource that compares urban developments using a standard scale and measurement system. A planning and development tool, it allows planners, architects, developers, and students to understand the implications of population, building footprints, and urban design in residential densities across the world.

Photo: Tunney Lee.