It is indeed possible to have a city full of low-rise buildings that is still compact enough for excellent transit service—but only if most side streets are used for mid-rise buildings instead of houses.
To celebrate National Community Planning Month, the American Planning Association (APA) has revealed its seventh annual list of the country's 10 great neighborhoods, 10 great streets, and 10 great public spaces.
Every year the APA reveals a list of great public spaces in America. Bicentennial Capitol Mall Park in Tennessee is just one of they have chosen. Other places include Milwaukee RiverWalk in Wisconsin and Monument Circle in Indiana.