I was looking at cities with similar populations to prove New England’s old school density was something that should be replicated as opposed to Sprawl. Not that Boston is perfect, the photos here show a good example of how density preserves natural space, looks prettier, and is ultimately more ideal. The population of El Paso is 613, 190 and it has a density of 2, 446 people per square mi. Boston’s population is 609, 023 and has a density of 12, 561 – over 5 times as many people per square mile than El Paso! Take a look at the contrast:

El Paso’s skyline

Boston’s skyline

El Paso-Juarez from a satellite

Greater Boston from a satellite

Kind of glaring, don’t you think?