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|Description:||312 pages ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||A general theory of walkability --
Why walkability? : Walking, the urban advantage ; Why Johnny can't walk ; The wrong color green --
-The ten steps of walkability : The useful walk: Step 1: Put cars in their place, Step 2: Mix the uses, Step 3: Get the parking right, Step 4: Let transit work ; The safe walk: Step 5: Protect the pedestrian, Step 6: Welcome bikes ; The comfortable walk: Step 7: Shape the spaces, Step 8 : Plant trees ; The interesting walk: Step 9: Make friendly and unique faces, Step 10: Pick your winners.
Jeff Speck, AICP, is one of the few practitioners and writers in the field who can make a 312-page book on a basic planning concept seem too short . . . For getting planning ideas into the thinking
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