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Walkable city : how downtown can save America, one step at a time

Author: Jeff Speck
Publisher: New York : North Point Press, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Presents a plan for American cities that focuses on making downtowns walkable and less attractive to drivers through smart growth and sustainable design.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Speck
ISBN: 0865477728 9780865477728
OCLC Number: 981447795
Description: 312 p. ; 21 cm
Contents: A general theory of walkability. --
I. Why walkability? : Walking, the urban advantage. --
Why Johnny can't walk. --
The wrong color green. --
II. 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.
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The author has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive, and he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability. In this book, he reveals the invisible workings of the city, how  Read more...

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"A delightful, insightful, irreverent work." --The Christian Science Monitor"If Jane Jacobs invented a new urbanism, Walkable City is its perfect complement, a commonsense twenty-first-century user's Read more...

 
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