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Walkability

Blog post
March 28, 2021, 11am PDT
Municipal programs and urban design offer cities multiple, perhaps surprising ways, to clean the environment.
Devin Partida
March 8, 2021, 11am PST
The concept, touted as "hyper-local," can fail to take into account local conditions and historical inequities in American cities.
Bloomberg CityLab
January 27, 2021, 5am PST
A new survey reveals broad support for a less car-centric approach to capital investment in the city of New York.
Gothamist
January 21, 2021, 7am PST
Transforming suburban sprawl is a massive undertaking, but these small steps can help communities understand their needs and assets and develop clear, actionable goals for the future.
CNU
Blog post
December 23, 2020, 6am PST
A Trulia feature offers lots of interesting information about neighborhoods (or at least about how their residents perceive them).
Michael Lewyn
November 18, 2020, 11am PST
Raising the bar on the 20-minute neighborhood model, cities around the world are embracing the appeal of the 15-minute city during the coronavirus pandemic.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
November 12, 2020, 7am PST
The city of Covington in Kentucky is working on street improvements on key downtown streets in the hopes of attracting new business to the area.
City of Covington
November 5, 2020, 7am PST
To rent or to buy? A study from AARP and the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University weights the cost and benefits of each scenario for Americans 65 and older.
yahoo! Finance
October 23, 2020, 6am PDT
COVID-19 is leading an exodus to rural areas, according to this article. The shift could hurt the economies of cities, but it also presents opportunities for younger residents and people looking for a more sustainable lifestyle.
Cities of the Future
October 21, 2020, 11am PDT
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
October 19, 2020, 10am PDT
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
October 16, 2020, 7am PDT
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