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Densities

100 square meters is 1076 square feet, a decent apartment size. Say 50% of land is buildings, that'd be 5000 apartments. At 20 stories for ubiquitous high-rises, 100,000 units. At 2 people per average unit, and converting units (other meaning), that's 500,000 people per square mile. !!! Think of all the people -- and by extension, shops and businesses -- in walking (well, walking+elevator) distance.

At that rate, you could fit the US population into 60% of Los Angeles. At the lower more environment friendly densities of the solar envelopes, we'd sprawl throughout southern or coastal California, if you can call twice the density of Manhattan a sprawl.

http://www.densityatlas.org/ was linked to by the solar envelope article, though I haven't explored it.

City Data has neighborhood data, like so, though I haven't found anyway to browse. Google finds, though, so there must be a way.

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