Private and Communal Benefits        
The study is based on the special identity of suburbia and the desirable qualities of suburban life to which residents aspire. These qualities, which are consistently seen as positive by residents and house buyers, cover a range of suburban characteristics

A key objective of the study is to demonstrate that higher densities can reconcile private aspirations with the communal benefits that higher densities yield.





 
 
Private Aspirations
• Front door
• Private garden
• Adequate parking space
• Privacy
• Security
• Space for the family
• Flexibility - changing

Communal Benefits
• Low carbon
• Viable public transport
• Viable green infrastructure
• Walkable services and shops
• Sense of identity and place
• Proximity to nature
• Streets, not just roads
• Sense of community
• Low traffic levels and speeds
• Demographic diversity needs