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Walkability

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
January 29, 2019, 10am PST
Better integration between San Diego's various transit modes—trolley (light rail), bus, bus rapid transit, and active transit—are key to increasing use and housing options, argues AVRP planner Howard Blackson III.
UrbDeZine
December 19, 2018, 2pm PST
Six-month pilot projects along the Sunset Strip include a parklet and painted sidewalk extensions by a street artist.
Wehoville
December 8, 2018, 5am PST
The Houston Chronicle shares the views in the most walkable sections of the city of Houston.
Houston Chronicle
Blog post
December 5, 2018, 11am PST
Jeff Speck's new book not only makes the case for narrow, walkable streets, but also provides more detailed guidance for specialists.
Michael Lewyn
November 6, 2018, 2pm PST
Minneapolis is stepping up enforcement of snow removal scofflaws and considering taking on the job of clearing sidewalks in the name of walkability.
Star Tribune
October 16, 2018, 8am PDT
Integrating autonomous vehicles into cities will require effectively managing city streets and suburban sprawl.
Streetsblog USA
September 23, 2018, 1pm PDT
Cities are putting together the pieces of walkability, but there's still work to be done in completing the puzzle.
The Guardian
September 20, 2018, 2pm PDT
Life is different in Pontevedra.
The Guardian
Feature
September 6, 2018, 6am PDT
It's not impossible to reshape the suburbs to be more walkable, but it does require careful planning and design.
Jason Beske, David Dixon
August 11, 2018, 7am PDT
Charlotte's North Tryon Vision Plan is "among the more ambitious long-term urban planning projects in American cities," this article. Released in 2015, the plan's work is not done.
Next City
July 7, 2018, 5am PDT
The Auckland Design Office created a study to quantify the dollars lost from delayed pedestrian traffic.
Our Auckland
May 7, 2018, 6am PDT
In Australia, a new study will determine the best ways to make high-density developments healthy places to live.
Diabetes.co.uk
April 3, 2018, 2pm PDT
The healthiest neighborhoods are both walkable and green, according to a growing body of evidence.
PlaceMakers