In this short video, Sam Sullivan, a former Vancouver mayor and British Columbian provincial legislator, highlights some of the possible benefits that urban density can bring.

Benefits that Sullivan identifies are less carbon emissions per captia, less consumption of greenfield space, and economic advantages.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.