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Table 2 Compact city dimensions. Source: Neuman [54]

From: Generating a vision for smart sustainable cities of the future: a scholarly backcasting approach

Compact city dimensions
1. High residential and employment densities
2. Mixture of land uses
3. Fine grain of land uses (proximity of varied uses and small relative size of land parcels)
4. Increased social and economic interactions
5. Contiguous development (some parcels/structures may be vacant or abandoned or surface parking)
6. Contained urban development, demarcated by legible limits
7. Urban infrastructure, especially sewerage and water mains
8. Multimodal transportation
9. High degrees of accessibility: local/regional
10. High degrees of street connectivity (internal/external), including sidewalks and bicycle lanes
11. High degree of impervious surface coverage
12. Low open-space ratio
13. Unitary control of planning of land development, or closely coordinated control
14. Sufficient government fiscal capacity to finance urban facilities and infrastructure