I am off to NYC with my wife for vacation, so no posts (likely) for 10 days! Too bad really, as I had some great rants brewing. Oh well...
Something to ponder today... ( from the City of Calgary website)
Calgary's footprint has recently been compared to that of New York City's, yet there are eight times more people living in New York. This comparison is meant to illustrate that Calgary is growing uncontrollably; however, the simple equation of dividing population by land area is simply incorrect when you consider Calgary's varied land use.
New York City: 8.2 million people / 830 sq. kms = 9,879 ppl per sq. km
Calgary: 1 million people / 745 sq. kms = 1,342 ppl per sq. km
By this logic, New York City is 7.4 times denser than Calgary.
Amazing... I guess this is what the "Plan-It" people use as a guide to curb urban sprawl?