Walkability

Efforts to grow a downtown in a historically neglected part of Washington, D.C. would do more than bring business to the area. Studies show that the built environment has huge impacts on health—obesity, asthma, and even teen pregnancy.
5 days ago   Elevation DC
A new study, "Community Design, Street Networks, and Public Health" published in the Journal of Transport & Health finds that increased local street connectivity improves public health outcomes, apparently by encouraging more walking and cycling.
Aug 12, 2014   Denver Business Journal
An article by Steven Snell summarizes the drawbacks of building vertical cities.
Aug 9, 2014   Fast Forward Weekly
Over the past few years, I’ve read a lot of articles and blog posts proclaiming that cities are back: that millenials want to drive less and live in cities, and that suburbs as we know them Opinion
Aug 5, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Here in Vancouver, we have a pretty enlightened perspective on streets, at least by North American standards. Opinion
Jun 17, 2014   By Brent Toderian
A look at how the previous approval of the Hines Bergamont Transit Village project was rescinded after pressure from community activists, by real estate developer and consultant Michael Russell.
Jun 15, 2014   UrbDeZine
Melanie Haiken shares insight into the findings of the American Fitness Index (AFI), which assesses the "Health and Community Fitness Status of the 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas."
Jun 4, 2014   Forbes
West Palm Beach, Florida is undertaking a walkability study of its downtown; wide streets and a confusing mix of jurisdictions provide substantial challenges to the effort.
May 13, 2014   The Palm Beach Post
Inspired by a recent death-defying trip to the polls, a blogger lists some of the basic facilities that should be accessible to all pedestrians.
May 8, 2014   The Black Urbanist
Richard Florida opines that among many factors in the most walkable neighborhoods, "[who] our neighbors are, and how similar or different they are from us, matters too."
May 8, 2014   Atlantic Cities
During the American Planning Association's (APA) 2014 National Planning Conference in Atlanta, the APA announced findings from a national opinion survey that shows a clear interest in place-making among the concerns of Americans of all ages.
May 1, 2014   American Planning Association