Richard Florida Examines Walkscore's Top Ten Cities
Florida looks for relationships between the Walkscore results and his own collection of key economic and demographic U.S. city data. He finds that the most walkable metros were associated with more highly educated people, higher property values, greater levels of innovation and more tech companies.
Florida concludes that "Walkability is a magnet that attracts and retains highly educated and skilled people and the innovative businesses that employ them." He sees the growth of walkable cities as an ecological and financial imperative.