Citing “Population density” & “living density” together, makes no sense?


Saying and comparing “population density” and “living density” in one go at the same time is arguably, illogical? 

After writing “HDB: “Living density” google cannot find?” (Apr 24) – I read the article “Did HDB CEO suggest Singapore’s population may rise to 10 million instead of 6.9 million projected by White Paper?” (The Independent, Apr 21) which states that “A letter writer to The Straits Times expressed alarm at the population figures presented by Housing & Development Board (HDB) chief executive Dr Cheong Koon Hean. In her IPS-Nathan lecture, Dr Cheong said that Singapore’s population density would increase from 11,000 people per sq km to 13,700 people per sq km between now and 2030.”

So, what are we apparently saying?

That almost in the same breath – “11,000 people per sq km (now)” refers to “population density” and “13,700 people per sq km (in 2030) refers to “living density” (as now clarified)?

Non sequitur?

Leong Sze Hian

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Leong Sze Hian has served as the president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), Hotel Mumbai (associate producer), invited to speak more than 200 times in about 40 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of 2 countries. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.