12. Why is good location a pre-condition for medium-density housing?
In DAG’s view good location and medium-density housing are two concepts that CANNOT be separated. It is good location – defined by access to employment, industry, commerce, transportation, schools, clinics and public services – that enables people living in medium-density areas to thrive. When people have what they need close by, they spend less money on transportation, spend less time commuting to work, have an easier time finding a job, have more time to spend with their families, and generally have a higher quality of life. For the poor, good location is often the most important factor for their survival – even more than the quality of their housing.