Value through design

Good sense of place means high values.

This seems like such an obvious statement, but I sometimes wonder if developers have understood this.

Pleasant neighbourhoods with attractive houses in an active community command a significant price premium.

There is plenty of evidence for this. More.

Take this list from Forbes for example.

Top 10: European places to live

1. Gaiole, in Tuscany

2. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France

3. Copenhagen, Denmark

4. Kefalonia, Greece

5. Ljubljana, Slovenia

6. Burford, UK

7. Budapest, Hungary

8. Sibiu, Romania

9. Rome, Italy

10. Dejà, Spain


All pretty places with high densities.