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Walkability

Yesterday
The National Association of Realtors' recent Community and Transportation Preference Survey shows that many households prefer living in walkable urban neighborhoods, and those that do have a higher quality of life.
2020 Community and Transportation Preference Survey
3 days ago
The new 15-Minute City App generates maps which show the number of services and activities within a 15 minute walk, and and therefore whether an area can be considered a 15-minute neighborhood.
15-minute City Map
6 days ago
The ITDP's new Pedestrians First tool describes why and how to improve walking conditions, and provides comprehensive analysis of walkability for 1000 cities.
Pedestrians First
August 7, 2020, 7am PDT
The neighborhood of Montrose in Houston has undertaken a self-funded study to assess the facts on the ground about walkability in the neighborhood.
Community Impact Newspaper
August 6, 2020, 10am PDT
The “10-Minute Walk Campaign” is a nationwide movement to ensure that everyone has safe access to a quality park or green space within a 10-minute walk. In the midst of a pandemic, it is especially important now to have a park close to home.
Planning Magazine
August 6, 2020, 7am PDT
The city of Houston is embarking on an ambitious plan to reshape how new development in the city prioritizes walkability, and deprioritizes the automobile.
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2020, 6am PDT
Ten years after Tysons, an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, approved an award winning comprehensive plan, there's still work to be done to achieve its ambitious goals.
The Washington Post
May 1, 2020, 8am PDT
Dallasites have a history of responding to times of crisis with plans for reinvention. What could the city do to improve public life after the coronavirus pandemic?
The Dallas Morning News
February 20, 2020, 6am PST
The potential of form-based codes to re-legalize the historic fabric of Cleveland is explained for the nightly news audience.
News 5 Cleveland
December 17, 2019, 7am PST
The city of Milwaukee will require new commercial developments to include a 15-foot "street frontage zone" to encourage walking.
Urban Milwaukee
November 14, 2019, 5am PST
Eight experts produce a "manifesto for a new suburbia."
Curbed
November 11, 2019, 6am PST
New research out of the University of Virginia makes the case for walkable neighborhoods as incubators of economic mobility.
University of Virginia
September 26, 2019, 9am PDT
In theory, sidewalks are what make cities walkable. But in Washington, D.C., many sidewalks are not accessible to the people who use them.
Greater Greater Washington
August 17, 2019, 1pm PDT
Washington, D.C. recently released its first new guidelines for transportation review of new developments since 2012.
D.C. Policy Center
June 27, 2019, 2pm PDT
Walkable areas are more prosperous in cities all around the country, a report from Foot Traffic Ahead concludes.
Curbed
June 16, 2019, 9am PDT
Richard Driehaus attests to the importance of intentional, context-oriented design on the neighborhood level.
Crain's Chicago Business
June 13, 2019, 9am PDT
A thought experiment compares the carbon impact of three new single family homes with the same block if it contained a duplex, a triplex, and a fourplex.
Sightline Institute
Blog post
May 7, 2019, 8am PDT
After 12 days of walking the Portuguese Camino, the importance of many urban planning and development debates—from balanced growth to banning cars—became abundantly clear.
Charles R. Wolfe
March 31, 2019, 5am PDT
The draft pedestrian plan seeks to get the community involved in making streets safer and more walkable.
Next City
March 12, 2019, 10am PDT
A comic strip called "Spinning Our Wheels' explores the difficulties of navigating Chicago with a special needs child.
Chicago Reader