Density as a tool for urban flair: Dresden

Greg Clark and Tim Moonen are the authorDensity Dresdens of a new study of Dresden’s story of a formerly shrinking city that has consolidated and renewed its quality of life and place. The report, published by ULI in partnership with TH Real Estate, explores how Dresden has faced up to the phenomenon of urban shrinkage and used density as a tool to avoid the ‘ghost town’ effect.

This work is one of six in-depth reports on European cities that inform a wider assessment of the impacts and advantages of densification for cities that are either growing fast, bouncing back, or consolidating at a smaller size. Click on the image to view the report.

The authors wish to thank all those who have contributed their time and expertise during the consultation for this report. Special thanks to Jonathan Couturier for his research to prepare the case study.