Walkability

The city of Durham hosted a public workshop this week to discuss urban design plans for converting a circuitous couplet to a two-way street grid.
4 days ago   Indy Week
By many estimates, a city known for its pedestrian unfriendliness is developing pockets of local walkability. Minor disputes over pedestrian rights may add up to something bigger.
May 15, 2015   CityLab
A well-informed, social media savvy observer is shedding light on a seemingly small change with big impacts on the quality of life available to pedestrians along Oakland's streets.
May 13, 2015   Gejl Accident Attorneys
In this long-form article, G.M. Donley reminds us why walkable and diverse communities have become such a planning staple. In Cleveland, New Urbanism contends with a history of sprawl and decreasing population.
Apr 27, 2015   Belt Magazine
Better safety and multimodal ease are not the only benefits offered by complete streets. According to this report, on the average they pay for themselves and then some.
Apr 24, 2015   ASLA The Dirt
In some cities, maintenance of sidewalks is not the responsibility of the city but of adjacent landowners. Philadelphia is finding what a hassle this arrangement can be. With countless blocks in disrepair, everyone is passing the buck.
Apr 22, 2015   Philadelphia Magazine
Un-American to some, symbol of oblivious privilege to others, the urban hipster is a polarizing character. But the stereotype also lays blanket criticism on those simply trying to make people-scaled cities work.
Apr 22, 2015   kevinklinkenberg.com
The newest rankings of the most walkable cities in the United States, courtesy of Walk Score, contains a few surprises along with its standard annual recognition of New York City.
Apr 9, 2015   CityLab
The Florida DOT has approved Miami's plan to rework busy Biscayne Boulevard. In the spirit of Complete Streets, vehicle lanes will be reduced and pedestrian/bike spaces expanded.
Apr 9, 2015   Miami Today
Despite threats like online retail, upscale sectors of the mall market are prospering. This is good news for what are, perhaps, the only walkable 'streets' in some parts of the country.
Mar 31, 2015   CityLab
Blog Post
Jane Jacobs may have written The Life and Death of Great American Cities, thinking of places in the United States like Greenwich Village in Manhattan, the Old North End in Boston, and the "shoe district" in Louisville, but her theories are now influential worldwide. Blog Post
Mar 18, 2015   By JPER