arbitrarily high


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From by THE WEALTH OF HUMANS by Ryan Avent:

But cities can accommodate an arbitrarily high number of residents by building up. New York has been far more willing to allow skyscrapers than London, which is one of the main reasons that London real estate is so much more expensive, relative to housing costs, than space in New York.

Does "an arbitrarily high number" mean "as many as you want"? That sounds a bit odd, although not impossible.
Thanks for response.
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