Readers React: Density is key in fighting global warming and the housing crisis

To the editor: Our society is in deep trouble when neighbors everywhere are given veto power over developments that will actually do something positive to meet the growing need for housing in Los Angeles. (“L.A. Weekly managing editor tapped to head campaign against real estate ‘mega projects,’” Jan. 6)

From a global-warming standpoint alone, it makes infinitely more sense to have high-density dwelling places in close proximity to existing mass transit than to force construction to move away from city centers. How can we be competitive globally when naysayers like the group seeking to stop big development projects in L.A. are given megaphones?

How many skyscrapers would have been built in New York City if neighbors in four-story brownstones had been able to successfully object to their construction?

Janet Weaver, Huntington Beach 


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