Our infrastructure deters walking and encourages driving. But tracking our steps may make plain the importance of staying active.
In much of the country, walking – that most basic and human method of movement, and the one most important to our health – is all but impossible.
A look at how the words we use have evolved.
A recently revitalized "pocket neighborhood" in Little Rock strengthens the area and protects the environment.
During the lockout, some teams changed arenas, others asked for new ones, and some even pushed forward with condo towers and complexes.
And other lessons in urbanism from the South American capital.
Urban planner Jeff Speck chats with Cities about his latest book.
A retrofit in suburban Lancaster, California, shows us the many benefits of street redesigns.
Though the city sees 15 million walking trips a day, the infrastructure is abysmal. But some developers are trying to change that.
A personal, eclectic list.
Turns out pedestrians who live in cities consistently over-estimate the amount of time it takes to walk somewhere. Why this matters to density.
Recently ranked one of America's most dangerous places for walkers, the city has a new plan to do something about it.
Letting companies monitor how and how much you drive will save you money, and generate huge spillover benefits.
In Walkable City, Jeff Speck lays out ideas for making communities more hospitable to walkers.
Lessons from one of the world models for vibrant urban living.
A food store in Vermont, rezoning in Portsmouth, and five other neat efforts.
Massachusetts pushes diverse, dense zoning.
Which areas have the most bikers, the most walkers, and the most public transit riders?
Parks, community schools, and other essential elements.