Walkability

The Next Big Public Health Breakthrough:  Walking

The Next Big Public Health Breakthrough: Walking

For years, planners have been advocating the creation of “walkable” neighborhoods.  Now, according to Citiwire, they are getting some powerful allies in public health and corporate America: More than 100 organizations, ranging from the National PTA to the American Lung Association to AARP to NAACP to Nike, were at the meeting. Despite their varied missions, […]

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People Pay A Premium to Live in Walkable Neighborhoods

People Pay A Premium to Live in Walkable Neighborhoods

That’s the assertion recently made in the New York Times by new urbanism advocate Christopher Leinberger: Until the 1990s, exclusive suburban homes that were accessible only by car cost more, per square foot, than other kinds of American housing. Now, however, these suburbs have become overbuilt, and housing values have fallen. Today, the most valuable […]

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“Walkability” is Worth Money.  Here’s the Proof

“Walkability” is Worth Money. Here’s the Proof

This from TechCrunch: You might have seen the subtle brag at the bottom of Craigslist apartment searchposts — WalkScore 99! WalkScore 100! WalkScore 85! Well, why should you care about whatever a WalkScore is? Because the score rates accessibility by foot to things people want to access by foot like restaurants, theaters and public transit […]

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