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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