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  • Places with low density tend to be a bit shit (examples include Peterborough, Milton Keynes, Dalls, every suberb everywhere) and I'm confused why you'd want to see more of them.

    Good transport enables high density development and fewer cars. The "trickle down" you are looking for can be seen up and down every rail corridor to London - where high-density flats are being built within walking distance almost every station to enable people to live closer (in terms of time) to work and entertainment.

    Some of those places have even reached high enough density that they are becoming interesting places in their own right. Elephant & Castle being one such example.

  • Some of those places have even reached high enough density that they are becoming interesting places in their own right. Elephant & Castle being one such example.

    I'm sure all those displaced from E&C over the last fifteen years to facilitate this high density development will be so happy that E&C has now met your definition of an Interesting Place In It's Own Right.

    Honestly E&C has always been an interesting place, it's just a different kind of interesting place now.

  • Interesting places by the Schick definition, which appears to be:

    Places which offer employment and things to do which can compete with the quality of employment and things to do available in Central London, such that there's no real need to reguarly travel to the center of the city for anything if you live there.

    E&C is certainly closer to meeting this definition now than it was in 2003.

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