What is dencity? We could define it as a series of conclusions extracted from the study of contemporary urban densities, and essentially as a series of fantasies that one can develop in regard to the modern inability of metropolis to express the emerging urban densities nowadays. This research is developed in three parts: the body of analysis of urban density in various scales, the tree appendices which explore different aspects of urban density and the conclusions which are stated as fantasies about the global image of the cities and their density attributes.
The body of the research is searching the genealogy of the notion of the term ‘density’, as well as the context in which it becomes urban. In this part the methodological tools which will be developed further are defined, such as the ‘conceptual equations’ which relate the quantitative to the qualitative properties of urban densities, the spatial patterns of the urban densification and the actual measurement of urban densities based on population density, density of dwelling units per hectare and the floor area ratio (FAR) of a given part of the city.
Following is a worth mentioning part of the research, the study of spatial density trans-formations and the role of urbanization in changing the relations of density in various cityscapes. Three mayor density situations are evaluated: urban densification, urban de- densification and urban hyper- densification. Another scale, the one of metropolis, attempts to shape a broader image of the qualitative connections and interaction between various related urban densities.
Ultimately, and in consideration of the information extracted by the appendices, a statement is released which forms the conclusions. It brings urban densities of the world cities together and produces a new image of the globe, indicating the new ways of communication and connections which shape a ‘global urban village’ in densification. This is dencity.