It's Not Just About Density

What Smart Growth Advocates Get Wrong About Density

While not a recent article, this piece does a great job of summing up the difference between "density" and adding more compact development in a smart way.

To increase density enough to make a difference, we don’t always need to maximize it. Much of the time, a moderate amount of human-scaled urbanism will be far more appropriate than a high-rise.
— Kaid Benfield, CityLab