This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book has surveyed the use of compulsory acquisition to bring about better urban development in the form of densification, in a variety of nations across much of the globe. The justification given for compulsory acquisition for densification in theory and practice is central to understanding the use of such acquisition in each jurisdiction. The courts ruled against the use of New South Wales compulsory acquisition legislation for enabling development of a high density centre because it benefited a private developer. The United States Constitution's Fifth Amendment allows private property to be taken for 'public use’. In China, regulations for compulsory acquisition of urban properties for new housing contain eight situations that meet the public interest test, including economic development and redevelopment of areas with poor housing or insufficient infrastructure.