High density housing inhumane

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A large number of studies shows that people living in high density high-rise living suffer from greater mental health problems, higher rates of crime, fewer positive social interactions and greater difficulty especially in raising children.

Furthermore, they now have an international reputation as a breeding ground for increased crime and anti-social behaviour.

Larger high-rises – four storeys and higher – can create a finite and encapsulated world especially those which include a gym, markets and restaurants preventing those within making contact with the outside world, literally creating silos in which humans suffer physical, social and psychological harm in the longer term.

Gary Hollis, Mellons Bay