A Surry Hills mix of terrace housing, converted warehouses and the odd low-rise walk-up could hugely increase density while creating cool, walkable streets, cleaning the air and building community.
The density gives numbers sufficient to support local retail, parks and street vibrancy.
The walkability afforded by density reduces vehicle dependence and enhances public health, as well as the viability of public transport.
The variations are many, but the essential plan endures. And so does the underlying genius of the form – that is, its acknowledgement of both the individual and the collective.