Walkability

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Do Americans Really Want More Planning?

An APA poll says yes. But what do those numbers really mean?

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The Right Way to Engage Residents in a Neighborhood Redesign

In Denver, a new model of how to revitalize older, distressed public housing sites in an ambitious yet sensitive way.

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Why a Good Bar Is Essential to Sustainable Communities

A "third space" that encourages socialization, its easy access reduces emissions as well as drunk driving.

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Why We Pay More for Walkable Neighborhoods

New data points to the economic power of walkable neighborhoods – and the high cost of living in them.

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What a Walkable City Should Look Like

A two-block virtual walk highlights Copenhagen's exceptional urban atmosphere.

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The Right Way to Zone for Transit-Oriented Development

We need a legal framework that creates many different types and scales of building around public transportation.

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The Limits of Density

Denser cities are more productive, more innovative, and more energy efficient. But only up to a point. 

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Ideas for Optimizing Denver's Transit System

A new report uses reams of data to design a better transportation system.

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Charlotte's Evolution from Sprawling Metropolis to City of Sidewalks

How the city conquered its sprawl to create a bustling downtown.

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Regional Planning Done Right

How two communities came together to design more sustainable neighborhoods.

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A Data-Driven Case for Walkability

These statistics offer fresh insights into the importance of walking.

The True Cost of Unwalkable Streets

Five charts can explain what the diabetes epidemic has to do with our current urban planning.

A Picture Worth 1,000 Arguments for More Walkable Streets

Some particularly disastrous streets, along with some hope for the future.

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The March Madness of Walkability

Which Sweet Sixteen team stadium is in the most walkable neighborhood?

Can Zoning Save a Downtown?

Nashville tries to reboot its neglected areas with a new form-based zoning code.

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The Secret to a Successful Urban Stadium

The Super Bowl proved just how walkable Indianapolis' stadium scene is.

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What Pictures Can Teach Us About Walkability

Sometimes the best insights come from looking at pictures of a space.

Documenting the New Generation of Health Problems Caused by Sprawl

In a new documentary, a trio of doctors examine why diseases like diabetes and obesity have sky-rocketed

What Smart Growth Advocates Get Wrong About Density

It isn't just about the number of buildings