Designing for High-Density Living

  • Allen Schiffenbauer


Many people in our culture choose to live in high-density areas and sometimes pay a premium to do so. No one is forced to live in a high-rise apartment on New York’s Park Avenue; Chicago’s near North Side is exciting and attractive because of, not in spite of, its high density. In some societies it seems as if the whole culture opts for high density. Rapoport (1969) suggests that this is true for Greeks; Draper (1973) reports that the !Kung Bushmen live under crowded conditions that are not dictated by either economic or geographic necessity.


Virginia Polytechnic Institute Applied Social Psychology High Floor Primary Environment Secondary Environment 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Allen Schiffenbauer
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  1. 1.Research DivisionNeedham, Harper, & Steers, Inc.ChicagoUSA

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